Construction and materials : development

ltarc1362  2021-2022  Tournai

Construction and materials : development
4.00 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
In Brussels, the teaching is cumulative and progressive, from the shell to the finishing details, while in Tournai construction and materials are taught in a global way; in this way, students can form logical groupings.
This teaching unit complements and takes further the description of materials, elements and methods of construction in previous teaching units and develops specific questions linked to the practice of construction in complex situations and in real conditions. The unit deals with construction in an architectural dimension and aims to explore particular methods of implementation.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objective of this teaching unit is to generate the necessary skills to bring architectural objectives into line with how to translate them into material terms. 
This teaching unit focuses particularly on one dimension of the profile of a Bachelor level graduate in Architecture:  developing a technical dimension.
Specific learning outcomes:
By the end of the course, students will be able to
put forward appropriate building solutions regarding construction in complex situations.
identify the methods of organisation of work on site.
Contribution to the learning outcomes reference framework:
Use the technical dimension
  • Be familiar with and describe the main technical principles of building
  • Observe and assess the main construction principles of a building
  • Be able to apply the various basic technical principles in a producing a work of architecture
Express an architectural procedure
  • Express ideas clearly in oral, graphic and written form
Some themes of the previous course in Bac 1 are taken over, and starting from the general principles, the sphere of constructive possibilities is widen, and more especially on the following subjects :
  • timber frame constructions
  • steel frame constructions
  • metal roofs
  • stairs and elevators
  • millwork
  • floors
Teaching methods
  • Lectures
  • Case-studies
  • Exercices
Evaluation methods
  • Written, drawing exam
  • Continuous evaluation
Online resources
The slideshows and all of the documents are available on moodle.
Andrea Deplazes, Construire l'architecture, Birkhäuser, 2013, Bâle
Alexander Reichel, Kerstin Schultz, Support I Materialise, Birkhäuser, 2013, Bâle
Bert Bielefeld, Basics building construction, Birkhäuser, 2015, Bâle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Architecture (Tournai)