Course Description

Course Name

Technology III

Session: VCPF3119

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

This course aims to integrate students' understanding of materials/construction with their design process, and to critically and strategically work with those who will reinforce individual designs. The course aims to extend knowledge and understanding of more advanced construction and specialised materials and services for larger and more complex buildings, and to raise awareness of the importance of specialist information. Case studies of international buildings which are considered milestones in innovative in terms of construction principles and processes, use of materials as well as environmental sustainability, will be presented. The course will revisit basic materials and investigate advanced techniques that extend its use to larger more complex structures, and introduce more recent materials and technology. Students' own Studio designs are used as assignments to develop construction details and material decisions to emphasise integration into the design process.

*Course content subject to change