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AR50373: Façade materials and components

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: CW 60%, ES 40%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (ES 40%)
  • FMEA Exercise (CW 40%)
  • Preparatory exercise (CW 10%)
  • Presentation (CW 10%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take AR50372
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an understanding of the through-life performance of the many materials used in façade construction.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Unit the students must demonstrate the ability to:
* understand the primary performance of the many façade materials and their performance when used together and incorporated in complex assemblies.
* evaluate, specify and verify the performance of materials.

Selection of materials and design of appropriate assembly, mounting and other detailing. Critical evaluation of through life performance in practice. Oral communication skills facilitated in a multi-disciplinary group environment. Written communication skills assessed.

Overview of materials including: metal, ceramic, polymeric, timber and fabric. Forming and assembly processes. Durability and processes of degradation. Methods for assessing performance including Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50373 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.