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Building Services and Facility Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Building Services and Facility Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-5.11
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.
P120-0002, P120-0003, P120-0004
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+3U (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: 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:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

B-A-5.11 (P120-0002, P120-0003, P120-0004) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 6, 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-5.10 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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