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Building project


The students apply what they have learned during the previous semester in structural design.

The project is divided in three parts:



1)       Technical equipments

Acoustic and thermal insulation, choice and design of air conditioning and heating equipments. Installation plan.




2)       Structural design

Foundations: actions on foundations, pad footings, pile caps.

Vertical load carrying components: columns, concrete walls, timber walls.

Horizontal load carrying components: continuous beams, concrete floors (continuous supported slabs), timber floors


3)       Environmental impacts

             Mass and energy management and their environmental impacts, both during the construction process and the use period of the project.


Session of presentation, technical installation part, structural design part with technical conferences interspersed, environmental approach. The numerical model of the project is then updated.


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):


Main stages of design of a concrete building for the frame as well as for the air conditioning and heating systems.



The student will be able to:


Identify and calculate actions on structure, determine the energetic demands, understand the mechanical behavior of a frame as a whole, design and calculate the main structural members and heating or air conditioning circuits, use and enrich a numerical model.

Needed prerequisite

Structural analysis and engineering

Concrete structures 1

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...