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University of Structural Engineering & Architecture
(VSU) "Lyuben Karavelov" - Sofia

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Degree program: Architecture, Curriculum 2014

Course: А-25 Building Construction 3

Faculty: Department of Building Construction and Architectural Structures

Prof. Dr. Architect Yanko Alexandrov -
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Architect Yuliya Ilieva -
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 2, semester 3, lectures 2.0h,

ECTS - 2

Main topics: Roofs. - definition, classification. Pitch roofs and slopes. Common rafter roofs. Truss roofs with one, two and three king posts, with or without jamb wall. Roof structures without trusses. Suspended roof structures – single double and triple.Suspended and pneumatic roof structures.
Mansard roofs.
Cast-in-situ and pre-cast concrete pitched roofs.
Roof cover – types, depending on materials.Slopes
Flat roofs.Classification. Cold flat roofs.
Warm flat roofs. Semi-ventilated and ventilated. Butterfly roof.
Suspended ceilings – components, details
Innovative design of characteristic features. Innovations and innovative solutions with novelty status. Good practices.
Innovative solutions to roof coverings. Proprietary product solutions.
Innovative solutions for green roofs. Structure. Details. “Ponding effect”
Innovative solutions – lighting, suspended ceilings. Good practices.
Theory of patent procedures. How to apply for a patent. Novelty, inventive steps and industrial application. Patent law and regulations for the drafting of patent application – good practices and essentials.


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