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Building Services and Facility Management

Module name (EN): Building Services and Facility Management
Degree programme: Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-5.11
SAP-Submodule-No.: P120-0002, P120-0003, P120-0004
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+3U (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Module: Written exam (33%)
Building Services: 2 term papers (33%)
Facility Management: Term paper (33%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
B-A-5.11 (P120-0002, P120-0003, P120-0004) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 6, mandatory course
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-5.10 Economic and Climatic Aspects of Architectural Design

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ludger Bergrath
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ludger Bergrath

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Learning outcomes:
This module will prepare students for professional practice, as well as the methods and services of everyday architectural work.
After successfully completing this module, students will be prepared to handle project implementation, contract drafting for project and construction execution with an emphasis on methodology and practical construction examples, awarding, contracting, site supervision, construction operations, safety regulations, building and facility management.
In addition, the reality of an architect´s everyday life as an employee or self-employed person will be illustrated - with a focus on contracts, business management, self-employment, profitability, social security and taxes.

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Module content:
Practice and methodology in an architectural firm
Organizing office operations, preparing work, scheduling, realization, budgeting, accounting,
Practical recommendations for starting a career as a graduate, employed and self-employed architect.
Organizing project planning, realization and construction operation
Awarding contracts, building contracts, site manager tasks, work preparation / scheduling, implementation, construction process / budgeting, planning, / tendering, award, invoicing / construction, construction site, monitoring, acceptance, rectification of defects, construction site ordinance BauVo / safety and health coordinator SiGeKo- where applicable with information on special areas such as old buildings, renovation, building equipment, statics, fire protection etc.
Principles of building and facility management
with emphasis on strategic FM, demand planning, sustainability, lifecycle, usage costs. Repairs, building management, management tasks before and after the HOAI phases / inventory, schedule and cost planning systems
Course work on cost calculations DIN 276 / fee calculation n. HOAI / Application and practice-oriented FM

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Teaching methods/Media:
with multiple groups of 20-25 students / or parallel with several tutors

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Recommended or required reading:
Lecture notes: Bergrath, Ludger: BMG1 + BMG2,
current versions of the HOAI / BGB / VOB A,B,C / LBO Saarland / BBauG / BauVo
Reader, lecture notes: Bergrath, Ludger: AIP, FM f. Architekten

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