Architectural Technology and Construction Management, 3rd semester

Semester Programme

For the exchange student interested in being the link between planning and implementing construction projects.

Exchange Programme

Target Group

Students, who apply for 3rd semester ATCM must have completed minimum 2 semesters at their home institution in one of the following educational fields:

  • Architecture
  • Construction management
  • Architectural technology
  • Building Engineering

Purpose

The purpose of the module is for the student to:

  • possess knowledge of, and be able to reflect on, structures, planning and control tools, technical installations, principles of statics and documentation relating to the theme of the semester;
  • possess knowledge of prefabricated production and construction methods in the building process, and be able to reflect on them;
  • possess knowledge of common methods of communication, tools and standards in connection with industry and prefabrication;
  • possess knowledge of sustainability and of certification schemes including LCA, LCA-Byg, EPD and LCC;
  • apply methods and tools of data collection and analysis relating to industry and prefabrication;
  • use types of turnkey contract and functional tendering in the organization and execution of industrial and prefabricated building;
  • apply professional project design methods to prefabricated building and be able to organize the construction process;
  • evaluate and analyze theoretical and practice-oriented issues around prefabricated construction, and justify the actions and solutions selected;
  • use digital building information models and transfer and extract data between different digital platforms, information systems and discipline models;
  • communicate practice-oriented professional issues and solutions to partners and users;
  • apply the knowledge gained and the skills relating to industry and prefabrication to carry out a documented analysis of professionally relevant problems;
  • evaluate and validate project material from functional tenders and specialist contractors, and expound on them in relation to the theme of the semester;
  • create new solutions in construction in order to optimize production.

The semester is made up of two main strands: a 4-week elective and a 16-week interdisciplinary project.

Line Lindeblad
Line Lindeblad International Coordinator
General Information

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English. You will experience a lot of different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, exchange of experiences, group work, independent studies, portfolio work and a project work throughout the module.

Conditions

  • Actively participate in class
  • Hand-in of mandatory assignments on time
  • Pass the semester project examination at the end of the module

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to international@ucl.dk to learn more.  

Course Description

Activity 1

Type of Activity

Interdisciplinary semester project

Name

Interdisciplinary semester project

ECTS

25

Workload

Students should expect to spend around 20 hours per week attending lectures, 10 hours for project team work and another 10 hours on own preparation: reading, working on assignments etc.

Learning outcome

The project work involves interdisciplinary semester projects, subprojects or projects carried out in collaboration with the profession.

The theme of the semester is industry and prefabrication. There is a high degree of prefabrication, professionally coordinated with the project’s in-situ structures.

The semester is documented digitally in an information-bearing parametric model at information level 4 with output to an early tender for a producer, and information-bearing parametric discipline models at information level 5 (6) with an output in the form of a partial tender project for a specialist contractor.

Upon completion of the module, students will:

  • possess knowledge of, and be able to reflect on, structures, planning and control tools, technical installations, principles of statics and documentation relating to the theme of the semester
  • possess knowledge of prefabricated production and construction methods in the building process, and be able to reflect on them
  • possess knowledge of common methods of communication, tools and standards in connection with industry and prefabrication
  • apply methods and tools of data collection and analysis relating to industry and prefabrication
  • use types of turnkey contract and functional tendering in the organization and execution of industrial and prefabricated building
  • apply professional project design methods to prefabricated building and be able to organize the construction process
  • evaluate and analyse theoretical and practice-oriented issues around prefabricated construction, and justify the actions and solutions selected
  • use digital building information models and transfer and extract data between different digital platforms, information systems and discipline models
  • communicate practice-oriented professional issues and solutions to partners and users
  • apply the knowledge gained and the skills relating to industry and prefabrication to carry out a documented analysis of professionally relevant problems
  • evaluate and validate project material from functional tenders and specialist contractors, and expound on them in relation to the theme of the semester
  • create new solutions in construction in order to optimize production

 

Activity 2

Type of Activity

Elective Subject

Name

The initial project phase in high-rise building projects

ECTS

5

Workload

It is a full time elective subject. Students should expect to spend around 15 hours per week attending lectures, 10 hours for project team work and another 15 hours on own preparation: Reading, doing assignments etc. 

Learning Outcome

The elective is aimed at students wishing to gain knowledge of the architect’s approach to projects and issues concerning high-rise buildings.

Upon successful completion of the activity, the student will gain:

  • Knowledge of the nature of projects.
  • Knowledge of how creative and innovative projects may be scoped, planned and executed
  • Knowledge as to the initial phases of a project with a focus both on the creative elements and on the possi-bilities for controlling and supporting the creative phases
  • The ability to sketch and perform an outline for a large-scale project
  • The ability to present/visualize a project for a client (3D)

Examination

The interdisciplinary project

An oral test will be conducted in the final week of the compulsory interdisciplinary project period.

The duration of the test is 30 minutes including presentation, questions, deliberations and feedback to the student.

Three members of teaching staff from the Planning and Steering Group/Project Design Group must be present.

The Industry and Prefabrication project is to be presented using digital projection.

To facilitate assessment of layout technique, drawing technique etc., the student must print and post up, at a minimum, the following drawing types: site plan, 1-2 key plans, 1 cross section, 4-5 details and façades.

Further details of the project are given in the semester description, the teaching schedule and the interdisciplinary assignment specification on Itslearning.

The elective course

Individual test.

Coursework will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.