Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take AR30026|
To give a knowledge and understanding of the design and construction of building facades.
The successful student will be able to demonstrate:
* understanding of the engineering issues involved in current developments in Window and Cladding Technology.
The student will also be able to demonstrate:
* a systematic understanding of this knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of this area of professional practice;
* conceptual understanding that enables the student to evaluate critically current practice and new developments, and propose new solutions;
* an ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absense of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly.
Ability to relate current issues in facade engineering construction to design problems.
Brittle materials, anchorages and fixings.
Engineering use of adhesives.
Structural use of glass.
Heat transfer, thermal capacity, component temperatures, shading, moisture and condensation.
AR40310 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering