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AR50374: Façade construction

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 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • ESSAY 2000 WORDS (CW 40%)
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 principles and methods of façade construction.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Unit the students must demonstrate the ability to:
* design and specify façades that meet the fundamental requirements of a wall.
* evaluate through life performance of a façade.

Holistic review of façade detailing in a whole building context. Critical assessment of façade detailing. Written and oral communications. These skills are facilitated and assessed. Oral communication skills facilitated in a multi-disciplinary group environment. Written communication skills assessed.

Principle forms of façade construction, support systems and interface design, building and cladding movement, sealing building envelopes, fire performance, access, maintenance and refurbishment.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50374 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.