Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2009/10
AR20012: Detailed design 2
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||While taking this unit you must take AR20017|
To develop an understanding of building construction and materials. To integrate construction into the Design Studio. To establish standards of drawing technique and 'technical' drawing.
On completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the connection between building design, the use of materials and the construction and assembly of buildings, of a standard that may be expected by employers during their first placement.
The skills required are:
* simple technical (working) drawing, notation and presentation
* knowledge of the assembly of simple structures
* knowledge of the application of basic building materials and finishes.
A series of 5 lectures each on an element of building construction illustrated by extracts from construction textbooks, building trade (product) information, case studies and a range of completed buildings that are important in architectural history. Each lecture is accompanied by reference notes to the sources used. The coursework submission is tutored in the design studio and presented in draft before the final presentation. Coursework includes the preparation of a 1:20 working drawing section of a building designed by the student in Design studio together with structural diagrams, services diagrams and full descriptive notation.