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AR50372: Introduction to façade engineering

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: ES 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay 1 (ES 50%)
  • Essay 2 (ES 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an introduction to façade engineering including the multi-functional nature of the building envelope and the need for holistic design.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Unit the students must demonstrate the ability to:
* specify the performance of façades in terms of weathertightness, structural integrity, environmental performance, quality and appearance;
* understand the role of different professionals in the design and construction process.

Critical assessment of the different drivers of façade design, understanding of the design conflicts and ability to resolve these with other building professionals. Oral communication skills facilitated in a multi-disciplinary group environment. Written communication skills assessed.

To identify the:
* role of the façade engineer
* function of the façade,
* drivers of design including buildability, appearance, weathertightness and appearance.
To evaluate the role of whole building specification and verification of performance.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50372 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-AFM14 : MSc Architectural Engineering: Façade Engineering
  • TEAR-APM14 : MSc Architectural Engineering: Façade Engineering
  • TEAR-AFL14 : PG Dip Architectural Engineering: Façade Engineering
  • TEAR-APL14 : PG Dip Architectural Engineering: Façade Engineering

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.