Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Building Construction III

Building Construction III
5.5
7996
3
First semester
OB
Technical Module
Construction 3
Main language of instruction: Spanish
If the student is enrolled for the English track then classes for that subject will be taught in the same language.

Teaching staff

Introduction

In the event that the health authorities announce a new period of confinement due to the evolution of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the teaching staff will promptly communicate how this may effect the teaching methodologies and activities as well as the assessment.


The Construction 3 course is intended to study building enclosures and the materials, products and systems they comprise.

Once the basic concepts of construction requirements have been taught and students have been introduced to the essential vocabulary, both of which were touched on in the first course, the aim is to make a thorough analysis of the concepts of stability and durability.

The second course is planned under a common term over the two semesters, each tackling stability and evolution in terms of two different aspects: the structure and the hydrothermal behaviour of buildings, their systems and the materials that make them up.

This second term concentrates on the typological parameters that characterize the behaviour of buildings with regard to hydrothermal stability. We start out with the concept of comfort before moving on to an analysis of environmental considerations, the formulation of requirements and a study of possible solutions: systems and typology.

Pre-course requirements

It is recommended that students have already passed the subjects of Introduction to Construction, Construction 1 and Construction 2.

Objectives

The subject concentrates students’ focus on the consideration of aspects relating to stability and durability from the building’s behavioural response through to comfort factors. Course 1 begins with an introduction to building typologies in terms of their hydrothermal and acoustic behaviour before moving on to introduce demands and requirements.

The aim is to analyse the behaviour of elements, materials and unions in order to understand what a building must comprise from the perspective of relationships with environmental conditions, a protection system and controlled energy exchanges.

Competencies

  • 12-T - Ability to conceive, calculate, design, integrate in buildings and urban complexes and execute building structures
  • 13-T - Ability to conceive, calculate, design, integrate in buildings and urban complexes, and execute interior partition systems, carpentry, staircases and other finished works.
  • 14-T - Ability to conceive, calculate, design, integrate in buildings and urban complexes and execute enclosure systems, roofs and other structural work
  • 15-T - Ability to conceive, calculate, design, integrate in buildings and urban complexes and execute foundation solutions
  • 16-T - Ability to conceive, calculate, design, integrate in buildings and urban complexes and execute installations for the supply, treatment and evacuation of water, central heating and air-conditioning systems.
  • 17 - Ability to apply building and technical standards
  • 18 - Ability to preserve the structure of buildings, foundations and civil works
  • 19 - Ability to preserve finished works.
  • 20 - Ability to evaluate works
  • 21 - Ability to preserve structural works
  • 24 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the mechanics of solids, continuous medium and soil as well as the plastic, elasticity and resistance properties of materials for structural works
  • 25 - To acquire adequate knowledge of conventional building systems and their pathology
  • 26 - To acquire adequate knowledge of physical and chemical characteristics, production processes, pathology and the use of construction materials
  • 27 - To acquire adequate knowledge of industrialised building systems.
  • 28 - To acquire knowledge of professional standards, association organizations, the professional structure and civil liability.
  • 29 - To acquire knowledge of administration and management procedures and professional formalities.
  • 30 - To acquire knowledge of the organisation of professional offices.
  • 31 - To acquire knowledge of measurement, valuation and expert appraisal methods.
  • 32 - To acquire knowledge of how to plan health and safety on site.
  • 33 - To acquire knowledge of management and administration porcedures in real estate agencies

Syllabus

  • Introduction: The concept of comfort. An analysis of places, requirements, solutions and typologies.
  • Materials: energy and thermal behaviour
  • The living building: construction joints and unions
  • Enclosures and openings. Homogeneous and heterogeneous solutions
  • Movements. Temperature and humidity. Diagnosis and causes of pathologies

Teaching and learning activities

In person



The course will comprise four theory blocks corresponding to each of the sections of the syllabus. The introductory section starts with a theory class followed by a short practical session to give students more direct, hands-on knowledge.

Each theory session will start with an announcement of the corresponding practical task and end with a full session devoted to undertaking this task in the relevant classrooms.

At all times, the explanations of theoretical aspects will be supported by analyses of examples of exemplary buildings. The aim is to demonstrate the actual physical reality of the theoretical concepts being taught while at the same time familiarizing students with the history of architecture. It is hoped that the proposed practical exercises will allow the students’ capacity for analysis to be evaluated as well as monitoring their progress in assimilating the subject matter.

TRAINING ACTIVITYCOMPETENCESECTS CREDITS
Class exhibition
12-T 13-T 14-T 15-T 16-T 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 1,38
Class participation
12-T 13-T 14-T 15-T 16-T 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 0,3
Clase practice
12-T 13-T 14-T 15-T 16-T 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 0,46
Tutorials
12-T 13-T 14-T 15-T 16-T 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 0,79
Individual or group study
12-T 13-T 14-T 15-T 16-T 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 2,75

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



The final evaluation will be made on class attendance, the grades of each of the practical assignments undertaken and an examination on the theory taught to students. Students’ capacity to assimilate concepts and evidence of a positive logical evolution will also be assessed.

Bibliography and resources

Bibliografía Básica:

  • PARICIO, Ignacio: La Construcció de l´ Arquitectura, Vol 1, 2 i 3, Barcelona, GG, 1988.
  • Reid, D.A.G.: Principios de Construcción, Barcelona, GG 1980.
  • Introducción a la Construcción I y II, Monografias ETSAB 3.17 Y 3.18.
  • Solucions Constructives per a l´ arquitectura d´avui, Barcelonal, COAC.

Bibliografía de Consulta:

  • ALLEN, Gustavo, Cómo funciona un edificio. Principios elementales, Barcelona, GG, 1981.
  • YALE, Brenda y Robert, La casa autosuficiente, H. Blume De.

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