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Syllabus for

Academic year
AFT077 - Architectural technology
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Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKARK
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Architecture
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 45133
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0112 Written and oral assignments, part A 4,5 c Grading: UG   4,5 c    
0212 Laboratory, part B 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    
0312 Design exercise + laboratory, part C 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

In programs

TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Peter Lindblom

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Swedish.

Aim

This course is an introduction to the portion of the architecture program that deals with a building's design and function as they relate to the choice of materials and technical systems. The course is structured around three parts:
- Structural design
- Architectural material
- Building construction

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

STRUCTURAL DESIGN unit (4.5 credits) (Part A: Study Assignment):
Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts and relationships of structural design.
Demonstrate understanding of how the components of a load-bearing structure are logically organized to distribute vertical and horizontal loads (gravity and wind).
Diagram the load reactions and load distribution of a static structure, and apply them as design elements in a design process.
Analyze structural designs in terms of stability, rigidity, and strength; demonstrate a basic repertoire of structural archetypes.
Show examples of work with sketches and models that explore the interplay between load paths and structural design.

MATERIALS IN ARCHITECTURE unit (1.5 credits) (Part B: Experiment):
Present research on a construction material in terms of architectural expression, categories and types, structural use and properties, manufacturing processes and products, workability and installation, environmental impact, and use in structures and architecture.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION unit (1.5 credits) (Part C: Construction Exercise and Experiment):
Demonstrate understanding of a simple building frame and shell.
Read simple construction drawings.
Demonstrate understanding of the practical execution of the construction of a simple building.

Content

STRUCTURAL DESIGN unit
Buildings as load-bearing structural systems
Bodies, structures, and forces
Structures in architecture

MATERIAL SCIENCE unit
Wood

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION unit
Introduction to wood-framed construction
Practical experience with construction work at full scale

Organisation

STRUCTURAL DESIGN unit
Lectures, seminars, and workbook studies

MATERIAL SCIENCE unit
Lectures and work with material box

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION unit
Practical experience with construction work and keeping a process journal

Literature

A reading list will be provided at the start of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

STRUCTURAL DESIGN unit
Presentation of assignments in seminars and construction experiments
Active participation in literature seminar
Completed and graded construction workbook

MATERIAL SCIENCE unit
Attendance at materials lectures
Completion of materials box
Materials exam

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION unit
Completion of construction work exercises
Completed and graded process journal

If the result is not considered as a pass in the course, then supplementation must be completed in accordance to written instructions and assessed in the next subsequent re-examination period. If this primary supplementation does not result in a pass and further supplementation is then required, this will also be notified in writing. This secondary supplementation will be assessed in the subsequent re-examination period. If the additions are then not deemed sufficient for passing the course, the course should be retaken.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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