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Optimizing Existing Building Types

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Optimizing Existing Building Types
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-5.8
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.
P120-0037, P120-0038
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.
2V+3VU (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: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
The renovation of existing buildings: Term paper (50%)
Sound- und thermal insulation: Term paper (50%)

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

B-A-5.8 (P120-0037, P120-0038) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 4, 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-5.6 Structural Systems and Building Services

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
B-A-5.10 Economic and Climatic Aspects of Architectural Design

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Michel
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ludger Bergrath
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Michel
M.Eng. Arch. AKS Georg Müller
Dipl.-Geol. Martin Sauder

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Learning outcomes:
Students will develop their technical skills parallel to their project studies. The renovation of old buildings, as well as the use of sound and heat insulation and energy  principles are important technical characteristics that will be developed this module.
The renovation of old buildings:
involves documenting a building, its construction and history, investigating and evaluating the damage and defects found, and developing an approach for dealing with it as the basis for a design concept. These issues will be dealt with theoretically in lectures and accompanied by practical work on site.
Sound- und thermal insulation:
At the same time, students will acquire knowledge about sound and thermal insulation and energy principles, as well as practical competence for creating energy- and resource-efficient designs, new construction tasks and conversions in existing buildings.
Students will be trained in the systematics of public-law calculations and certificates for residential buildings and their use with regard to their own designs with the aim of teaching interdisciplinary contexts.

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Module content:
The renovation of existing buildings:
introduces specific problematic issues that arise during maintenance, modernization, renovation or conversion.
Introduction - building survey: methodology and documentation
Historical building materials: wood, natural stone, brick, mortar and plaster, casting and iron, concrete - techniques and survey examples
Presentation of historical constructions, such as: Hist. wooden constructions: Half-timbered, beamed ceilings and roof trusses / Development, damage and renovation - Historic natural stone masonry: Walls and vaults / Development, damage and renovation
Historic brickwork: Cellars, walls and facades / Development, damage and renovation
Historic concrete structures in the 20th century / Development, damage and renovation
Historic iron structures in the 20th century / Development, damage and renovation
Hist. construction elements: Windows and doors / Development, damage and renovation
Sound- und thermal insulation:
Sound and heat insulation certificates, Energy Saving Ordinance EnEV, basic understanding of the legal and technical background of the current EnEV, Energy Saving Ordinance.
Knowledge about verification procedures, legal standards and their application. Energy certificates for new and old buildings, contents of on-site energy consulting, subsidy programs, methodology and preparation of energy certificates for housing construction.

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Teaching methods/Media:
_Multiple groups of 20-25 students / or parallel with several lecturers/tutors
Participation in experiments, analyses
Periodic laboratory sessions where sample calculations are worked on

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Recommended or required reading:
Ahnert: Typische Baukonstruktionen 1860-1960, 1-3
Böhning: Altbaumodernisierung im Detail
Franke: Schadensatlas Ziegelmauerwerk
Frössel: Lexikon der Putz- und Stucktechnik
Lenze: Fachwerkhäuser
Petzet: Praktische Denkmalpflege
Rau: Altbaumodernisierung
Thomas: Denkmalpflege für Architekten
Snethlage: Steinkonservierung für Praktiker
Wenzel SFB 315: Reihe Erhalten historisch bedeutsamer Bauwerke
Gerner: Reihe Altbaumodernisierung
Zimmermann: Reihe Schadensfreies Bauen
Schmitz: Baukosten 2002
Baukosteninformationsdienst: Objekte Altbau
IRB: EDV-Dokumentation Schadis, Sammlung von Bauschäden
IRB: EDV-Dok. Monudoc, Wissen und Literatur zur Denkmalpflege
Schriftenreihe des Deutschen Nationalkomitees für Denkmalschutz
Schriftenreihe des Impulsprogramms IP Bau CH
Schriftenreihe Landesinstitut für Bauwesen u. angewandte Bauforschung NRW
Merkblattsammlung des WTA
EnEV in akt. Fassung, DIN 18599, Reader Baukonstruktion/GEE
Lecture notes and other documents are also available electronically.

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