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Structural Systems and Building Services

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Structural Systems and Building Services
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-5.6
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.
P120-0097, P120-0098, P120-0099
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.
5V (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: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (33%)
Structural Systems 3: Term paper (33%)
Building Services: 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-5.6 (P120-0097, P120-0098, P120-0099) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 3, 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-5.4 Structural Systems and Building Physics

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
B-A-5.8 Optimizing Existing Building Types

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Michel
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ludger Bergrath
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Michel

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Learning outcomes:
Structural Systems:
Structural engineering teaches the analysis, design, pre-dimensioning and construction of structural systems, taking into account both design and construction parameters.
In addition to function, shape and space, the supporting structure is an essential element of a building and therefore, its development and integration is part of the design process, as well as constructive training. It is, thus, one aspect of a holistic planning process. Ultimately, an architect should be able to provide the structural engineer with meaningful design specifications, provide corrective support during the constructive development and understand them in the context of a fruitful cooperation.
Building Services:
After successfully completing this module, students will have basic knowledge from the field of building services engineering, such as for example, the irrigation and drainage of buildings and land.
They will be able to integrate their knowledge about resource-efficient techniques into the design process.

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Module content:
Structural Systems:
Small model making task with subsequent model making.
Structural design and dimensioning of the main load-bearing elements of the building construction module assignment. Continuous beams, articulated beams, roof trusses, frames, arches, cables, lattice support structures, beams with longitudinal force and bending, foundations.
Building Services:
The content taught each week in the lecture will be deepened based on exercises using a simple design from previous semesters.
Integration of the following into a specific design:
- Water supply for buildings: Drinking water, household connection to water supply, solar water heating, rainwater technology
- Drainage systems for buildings: Sewage technology, property drainage, dimensioning, backwater
- Principles of pipe routing, installations and organization of bathrooms
- Tutorial: Design-dependent conception of a building water supply and drainage system based on a design on a scale of 1:100 developed in parallel by the students themselves

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

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Recommended or required reading:
Lecture notes und relevante standards und directives
Krauss; Führer; Neukäter; Willems: Grundlagen der Tragwerklehre 1+2
Krauss; Führer; Jürges: Tabellen zur Tragwerklehre
Kuff, Paul: Tragwerke als Elemente der Gebäude- und Innenraumgestaltung
Leicher: Tragwerkslehre in Beispielen und Zeichnungen
Sandaker; Eggen: Die konstruktiven Prinzipien der Architektur
Siegel, Curt: Strukturformen der modernen Architektur
Torroja, Eduardo: Logik der Form

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