Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc Renewable Energy and Architecture and MSc Sustainable Building Technology students
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: Registration on a graduate course in the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment.
Summary of Content: This module is available only to students from architectural backgrounds. Students will be introduced to the principles of site planning, building design and technology in different climates. It will also examine the concepts of bioclimatic design and thermal comfort standards at an international level. The module will also address climatic and socio-economic impacts on building form and fabric in a global context. Students are expected to use CAD software for 2D and 3D modelling of building elements and illustrating the operation of environmental control solutions. Students are also expected to simulate building environmental performance employing computer techniques, such as Ecotect, Fluent, EnergyPLUS and Tas.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Project 1||20||Group report, site and comfort analysis - 4000 Words|
|Presentation 1||10||Group oral presentation|
|Project 2||60||Individual report, design or modelling - 4000 Words|
|Presentation 2||10||Individual oral presentation|
Dr M Gadi
Education Aims: The module aims to enable students to understand the principles of building design and technology in different climates. Students will also develop a sound understanding of how climatic, social and economic factors may influence the form and structure of buildings and site planning in different regions.
Learning Outcomes: The ability to design and model a building within a particular climate and produce the necessary drawings and building performance.
Offering School: Department of Architecture and Built Environment
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