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(VSU) "Lyuben Karavelov" - Sofia

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Degree program: Architecture, Curriculum 2014

Course: А-6 Building Construction 1

Faculty: Department of Building Construction and Architectural Structures

Prof. Dr. Architect Yanko Alexandrov -
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Architect Yuliya Ilieva -
Assistant Prof. Dr. Architect Yaroslav Rangelov -
Assistant Prof. Dr. Architect Plamen Genov -
Assistant Prof. Architect Dimitar Nikiforov -

Contact hours: 30h, 30h lectures, 0h seminars

Self-study hours: 30h, 30h practical training

Assessment: written examination

Year, semester, weekly workload: Year 1, semester 1, lectures 2.0h,

ECTS - 3

An introduction to building construction. Elements of building. Classification of buildings in different characteristics. Trends in the contemporary building construction. Constructive structures, systems and circuits. Preparatory work on the construction site. Earthworks. General excavation, foundation excavation, excavation of various soils. Supporting of excavations, sheet piling (timber, reinforced concrete, steel). Embankments. Foundations. Foundation support. Foundations on sloping terrain. Deep foundations: piles, dug wells, slot walls and caissons. Upper walls. Foundation insulation and moisture resistance. Insulation against soil waters. Wall requirements, classification. Wall cladding. Natural stone walls. Brick walls. Types of brick bonds. Columns. Chimneys. Fireplaces. Walls of small blocks and glass fixtures. Precast (monolithic) walls. Types of formwork. Construction and heat problems. Prefabricated walls. Walls made of large blocks – construction, joint details. Walls of large panels. Internal and external walls – construction and joint details.


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