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Building Physics I

This course introduces the fundamentals of thermal aspects of building performance. Topics include: Introduction to the fundamental of building physics, heat and mass transfer in buildings, thermal comfort, energy performance of buildings, determination of heating and cooling loads of buildings, solar controls and shadings, thermal optimization of buildings, energy-efficient and sustainable

ARUD 141

Building Physics II

This course introduces the scientific foundations of building acoustics, room acoustics, daylighting and illuminating engineering. Topics in visual aspects include: introduction to visual perception, physics of light, daylighting, electrical lighting fundamentals, lighting design. Topics in acoustical aspects include: introduction to acoustical perception, physics of acoustics, building acoustics

ARUD 242

Building Systems Integration

This course introduces the fundamentals of buildings´ technical systems including HVAC systems, electrical systems, water and sewage systems, as well as fire safety. Topics include: Fundamental overview on HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning), water and wastewater infrastructure, electric installations, basics of fire safety (fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, fire smoke

ARUD 243

Building Performance Computing

Building Performance Computing provides an introduction to computational methods and applications for building performance assessment. This course introduces thermal and visual modelling fundamentals of building performance simulation. Topics include: modeling and design, overview of thermal and visual simulation methods, introduction to the application of computational building simulation tools

ARUD 344

Structure I

The aim of this course is to approach the basic structural types along history analyzing the relation between its mechanical behavior and the space generation. The course also covers basic structural concepts as: resistance, deformation, stress-strain curve, stress types. The student will get to know which the forces acting over the building-loads and tributary areas- and how its transmission

ARUD 152

Structure II

The aim of this course is to explore the design, mechanical behavior and calculation (pre dimensioning) of the structural systems based on adding (masonry) or casting (reinforced concrete) mainly rigid knots. The student will deal with: wall structures -brick and block-; frame structures -cast in place concrete-; confined masonry; different slab types; foundations and retaining walls. Introduction

ARUD 254

Structure III

The aim of this course is to explore the design, mechanical behavior and calculation (pre dimensioning) of the structural systems based on assembling either steel or wood. Mainly articulated knots. The student will deal with: steel frame structures; steel decks and steel spatial structures. Students will get to know the different connection mechanisms: bolted and welded. The course is focalized in

ARUD 356

Const. doc BOQ Tender Doc - Site Supervision /Project Management

The course is subdivided into two categories; Const. doc BOQ Tender Doc. specifically concerned with producing the project unpriced Bill of Quantity for the Architecture and ID works only in all project phases (schematic through tender submission). Perform a Cost Estimate Process for the works of Electrical (Power, Conveying, and Communication & Security System), HVAC, Mechanical, Architectural

ARUD 457

Building Information Modeling

The course is concerned specifically with the utilization of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. The aim of the course is to give students a practical, hands-on introduction to BIM and related computer-based techniques for the documentation and modelling of designed structures. The course will be focusing on the processes involved in developing a full 3D design object model, not for

ARUD 363

Basis for Design - Drawing / Modelling

The aim of this course is to approach to the basis needed for design, as the sense of proportion and relations, measuring, technical drawing and modelling and, at the same time, to awake a certain awareness, comprehension and sensibility of the surrounding built reality. The final aim is to promote and develop the capacity for critical observation and analysis, the capacity for synthesis and

ARUD 001

Design Studio I

Main topic: Site and Basic Program Arch - Following the design thinking process from inquiry to formulating a basic architecture program for a building or structure design, this studio aims at exploring the synergy of form and function, the integration of diverse structural and construction systems to be implemented in specific sites, the understanding of the logic of topography, geometry, and

ARUD 101

Design Studio II

Main topic: Public Realm Settings and Street Design Arch - Within the urban framework, the space for an open collective program (markets, meeting points, transportation nodes…) is designed through the definition of a coherent technical and structural logic that translates systems of activity settings into integrated functional opportunities applying rules of geometry and proportion, structural and

ARUD 102

Design Studio III

Main topic: Home and Neighbourhood Design Arch - Drawing upon people-centred courses on dwelling and the meaning of home - considering social, psychological and cultural aspects in design and variation in user needs by age, sex and ability. This studio focuses on housing typologies, aggregation mechanisms and models of clustering. It explores layout guidelines: combinations, measurements, depths

ARUD 203

Design Studio IV

Main topic: Medium Size Public Facilities and Collective Space Arch - Drawing from people-centred courses on special building types and considering social, psychological and cultural user-need variables of different user groups to design medium sized facilities such as schools, health centres and libraries are designed enhancing relation between function in its broadened definition, gradients of

ARUD 204

Design Studio V

Main topic: City Extension and Mix-use Programs Arch - Design a multifunctional fragment that combines housing, hotels, tertiary, facilities, leisure and public space. Design new buildings that integrate complex structural and enclosure building solutions, considering materials, performance of the building, etc.. showing awareness of building systems and consideration to diverse user groups moving

ARUD 305

Design Studio VI

Main topic: Urban Regeneration and Adaptive Building Re-use UD - Urban Regeneration of mid-scale sites, through selective urban renewal and infill interventions mixed with upgrading and rehabilitation in central or peripheral areas (downtown, waterfront, etc) defying the typical “clean slate” approach. Urban proposals that balance contemporary needs and future aspirations for social, cultural and

ARUD 306