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Module Code: ARC108
Module Title: Construction and Materials
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module introduces students to Materials and construction. It focuses on the culture of the building industry; construction methodology and the integration and relationship of materials with architectural design. Students are encouraged to learn through the use of models, drawings and materials research
Learning outcomes 
A Identify typical construction materials and their appropriate application for specific construction tasks.

B Identify and present key properties of construction materials and how they relate to questions of sustainability.

C Develop an understanding of the relationship between aesthetic aspects and technical requirements within the local context.

D Critically review precedents relevant to the function, organisation and technical strategy of design proposals.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module will be based on lectures where examples of building technology and construction are explained. The students will deepen their understanding and knowledge by hands-on practice and exercises.
The syllabus will typically include:

Overview of the Construction process

Construction types, methods and material science of:

- Timber constructions (walls, floors, roofs)

- Concrete constructions (walls, floors, roofs)

- Steel constructions (walls, floors, roofs)

- Masonry constructions (walls, floors, roofs)

- Excavation and earth work

Construction of:

- Industrial production methods, prefabricated building elements

- Fa├žade constructions (curtain wall, cladding)

- Stairs, ramps, elevators

- System integration HVAC, Water conduit

- Foundations

- Water proofing, wind proofing, thermal enclosure

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13     13      49  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Cw 100.00

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