Module Catalogues

Facade Engineering

Module Title Facade Engineering
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

The module aims to introduce the fundamental design and construction principles of façade systems. Students will learn how this transdisciplinary component of the building can be designed to meet the performance requirements and develop an architectural expression.

Learning outcomes

A Understand the principles of façade design and construction.
B Select appropriate construction materials and develop design solutions that achieve the functional requirements of façades.
C Analyse the imposed loads on façade systems and select suitable loadbearing systems.
D Integrate sustainable strategies in the design of façade systems.

Method of teaching and learning

The module will be delivered through a series of lectures accompanied by seminar presentations on selected topics.