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Progettazione di Edifici
Sustainable design
Marco D'Orazio

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period I
Language ENG

Knowledge of structural technologies and building construction technologie

Learning outcomes
Students will acquire knowledge about methodologies useful to design green buildings. Students will integrate previous knowledges regarding building construction (Architectural Engineering and Building construction) in order to acquire consciousness of environmental impacts related to building design and construction.
Students will be able to promote the innovation and the development of buildings considering environmental issues related to the production and to the use of buildings. At the end of the course, students will be able to design green buildings, considering the environmental impact of buildings and components. Considering acquired professional abilities, the students will be able to: 1) choose materials and technologies considering measured environmental impacts; 2) identify and measure environmental impacts; 3) interpret results coming from methodologies previous defined, working in group.
An exercise of problem solving, that will be carried out in groups will lead to the drafting of a report. It will help the students to improve their independence of judgment, their ability to work in team, to learn independently and to draw conclusions.

Contents (Lessons, 24 hours) Environmental sustainability of building constructions: Theoretical basis, laws and regulamentations in Europe and Italy, calculation methods (LCA, Environmental protocols); Sustainability of building technologies and building meterials (EPD and related evaluation criteria); The connection between construction sustainability and the building design process considering use and safety necessities specifically on complex buildings; Practical activity (building design, 48 hours) Definition of the functional layout of a public commercial and office buildings with an internal car parking; Definition of the foundation technology; Definition of the volumetric organization of the building and of the structural layout; Functional layout of an office building with commercial spaces and car parking considering structural characteristics and evacuation problems. Definition of the construction elements and of their connection considering a performance based approach and sustainability issues too; External space organization.

Development of the examination
The evaluation will be developed in a two stage process. Firstly the Teacher will evaluate results obtained during the practical activity (annual activity) . Secondly the teacher will evaluate during an oral examination the knoledge acquired by the student on the sustainability in the construction process.

Ability to apply acquired knowledges on the design of a building

Ability and autonomy of the student to solve problems related to this specific area. Ability regarding the use of methdologies and tools related to the sustainability

The final mark will be comprises between 30 with laude and 18. The highest evaluation will be assigned to students autonomous and able to solve problems related to sustainable design. The lowest evaluation will be assigned to students adequately able to solve problems related to sustainable design.

Recommended reading
Lectures on: http://lms.univpm.it; Books: Architecture in a climate of change, Architectural Press, USA, 2005; Architectural science, the basis of sustainable design, Szokolay, 2004, Elsevier press.; Materials for sustainable sites, Calkins, 2009, Wiley and sons ed.; Life cycle assessment in edilizia. Progettare e costruire in una ottica di sostenibilità ambientale,M.Lavagna, 2008, Hoepli Ed., Milano

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