Architectural Technology and Construction Management, 4th 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 4th semester ATCM must have completed 3 semesters at their ‘home school’ in one of the following educational fields:

  • Architecture
  • Construction management
  • Architectural technology
  • Building Engineering

Purpose

The purpose of the module is to ensure, that students:

  • possess knowledge of, and be able to reflect on, structures, planning and control tools, technical installations, principles of statics and documentation relating to multi-storey buildings over three storeys;
  • possess knowledge of, and be able to reflect on, a building’s digital information-bearing value chain in the planning, project design and coordination of the process;
  • possess knowledge and understanding of common methods of production and construction of multi-storey buildings of over three storeys;
  • possess knowledge of common methods of communication, tools and standards relating to the project planning of multi-storey buildings over three storeys;
  • possess knowledge of science-based principles and methods;

All of the above require the fundamental skills in planning, design and engineering acquired during the first three semesters of ATCM or an equivalent education program.

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

  • Active participation in class
  • Hand-in of mandatory assignments on time
  • Passing 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:

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

The semester is documented digitally in a design project using BIM models at information level 4 with a project proposal; a construction project using BIM models at information level 5 with a regulatory project; a partial detail project using BIM models at information level 6 with a partial execution project.

Name

Multi-Storey Building over Three Storeys

ECTS

25

Workload

It is a full time study program. 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, doing assignments etc.  

Learning Outcome

The semester’s subject components are linked to the following interdisciplinary project design processes:

  • Planning and coordination
  • Concept, requirements and analysis
  • Design project
  • Construction project

Upon completion of the module, students will:

  • be able to apply professional project design methods to multi-storey buildings over three storeys and apply methods to the planning of the execution of the work;
  • be able to apply methods to the planning, coordination and project design of an interdisciplinary digital project design process, including considerations relating to execution and facilities management;
  • be able to evaluate different methods and procedures, and to make a justified choice;
  • be able to communicate the chosen methods and technical solutions to relevant partners; and
  • be able to carry out a relevant analysis and produce documentation for the construction of multi-storey buildings of over three storeys;
  • be able to manage and carry out the project design and production process of a multi-storey building over three storeys, taking account of social and technological factors;
  • be able to work in an integrated fashion with digital building information models and to transfer and extract data between different information systems and discipline models;
  • be able to prepare digital project and documentation material as     a valid basis for digital building management.

Activity 2

Type of Activity

Elective Subject

Name

BIM – Visual programming

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 purpose of the course is to give the student prerequisite skills in visual programming and parametric design through the use of Dynamo for Revit and gained a series of generic competencies.

The goal for the student is:

  • Gain knowledge and skills in the use of dynamo and is able to solve practical problems in Revit with the use of visual programming.
  • Is able to communicate the problem through multimodal communication
  • Can solve the mentioned problems through individual and collaborative knowledge construction
  • Can plan, execute and evaluate own and fellow students work – both individually and collaborative

The content of the elective course contains the following main and sub topics:

The course gives an overview of how Dynamo for Revit, can be used when designing digitally.

The prerequisites for the course is to have general knowledge to Revit.

The course is based upon working and education in the 21st century skills that consist of the following field of competencies:

- Collaboration

- IT and learning

- Knowledge construction

- Problem solving and innovation

- Self-evaluation

- Competent communication

- The professional topic is based on visual programming but also parametric designing.

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.