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Building Construction 2

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Building Construction 2
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-5.3
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P120-0011, P120-0012
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
5VU (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (33%) + term paper (66%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

B-A-5.3 (P120-0011, P120-0012) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 2, mandatory course
ABA-5.3 (P120-0010) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 2, mandatory course
ABA-5.3 (P120-0010) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 123.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
B-A-5.1 Building Construction 1

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
B-A-5.5 Building Construction 3

[updated 26.08.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Michel
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Fischer

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_        have expanded their knowledge about building construction, especially timber construction.
_        be familiar with basic structural solutions in modern timber construction and be able to integrate requirements from the areas of structural design, climate protection and comfort into their designs.
_        be able to plan a simple 2-3 storey building in timber construction.
Personal competence:
_        Students will learn to understand and classify extensive and complex issues and boil them down to the most important core aspects (ability to analyze).
_        They will learn to process subject-specific tasks and problems independently.
_        Students will develop and train their ability to present results in analogue and digital form.

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Module content:
_        Lectures and tutorials with a focus on structural design in timber construction.
_        Development of simple 2-3 storey buildings in timber construction.
_        Practical building construction topics will be dealt with.
_        Differentiation of basic structural principles of load transfer in primary and secondary structures in panes, supports, load-bearing and non-load-bearing shells.
_        Development of simple load-bearing systems in timber construction, such as frame or skeleton frame construction and design-related details for all essential elements such as roof, terrace, balcony, loggia and interior finishing with stairs.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Study trips

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Recommended or required reading:
_        Building construction atlases: building material, timber construction, roof and flat roof, energy, facades.
_        Trade journals, such as for example, "Detail"
_        Desplazes, Andrea: Architektur Konstruieren

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