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Building Construction 1

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Building Construction 1
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: ABA-5.1
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.
P120-0006, P120-0009
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: 1
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-5.1 (P120-0006, P120-0007) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 1, mandatory course
ABA-5.1 (P120-0006, P120-0009) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 1, mandatory course
ABA-5.1 (P120-0006, P120-0009) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 1, 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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
ABA-5.3 Building Construction 2
ABA-5.5 Building Construction 3
ABA-5.7 Building Construction 4

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Ochs
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Ochs
M.Eng. Arch. AKS Georg Müller

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_        be familiar with and understand basic topics in building construction and architecture.
_        be familiar with the connections between conception, design and building construction, as well as the historical-socio-cultural development of building construction.
_        will understand construction principles, as well as the relationships between concept, design, construction task, material, system.
_        be able to analyze and critically examine the works of important architects and incorporate the resulting knowledge in their designs.
Personal competence:
_        Students will develop and train their ability to present results in analogue or digital form.
_        Students will train their ability to think and act in a conceptual, creative manner.
_        Students will develop and train decision-making skills both individually and in a team.

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Module content:
_        Introduction to building construction
_        The connections between conception, design and building construction.
_        Outline of the historical-sociocultural development of building construction. Differentiation in building construction types and their different materiality.
_        Raising awareness for a sustainable approach to construction and the environment.
_        Basic possibilities of approaching the construction of buildings and their structure and zoning.
_        Analysis of relevant components such as plinth, wall, ceiling, roof and ways of designing them.
_        Criteria of space formation, interior and exterior space, transitions and lighting. The works and influence of important architects.

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Teaching methods/Media:
_        Study trips
_        in 3 groups of up to approx. 25 students./parallel with several lecturers/tutors

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Recommended or required reading:
Desplazes, Andrea: Architektur Konstruieren
Hauschild, Moritz: Konstruieren im Raum
As well as various atlases for building construction: timber construction, steel construction, facades

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