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(VSU) "Lyuben Karavelov" - Sofia

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Degree program: Architecture, Curriculum 2014

Course: А-48 Architectural Structures 2

Faculty: Department of Building Construction and Architectural Structures

Prof. Dr. Architect Yanko Alexandrov -

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

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

Assessment: written examination

Year, semester, weekly workload: Year 3, semester 6, lectures 2.0h,

ECTS - 2

Course teaching "Architectural Structures 1 and 2" gives students a basic knowledge on designing modern architectural structures, introduces students to the latest developments in this area having the mere objective for their further effectuation in the construction practice.

Students are trained to form skills for independent work when designing architectural structures, taking into account the requirements of modern construction systems and roof structures over areas of large-span-support.

The course draws students' attention over issues related to environmental protection as it being in close connection with construction works.

In "Architectural Structures 1 and 2" academic courses, different falsework or scaffolding construction systems, also those of particular character in the manner of execution, and the method of multipoint lift installation or use of large cells in the construction of buildings are explored.

Some issues as those of the textile architecture: pneumatic and tent constructions are to be looked into. The project:
Assignment: A Plan scheme (an already taught construction-of-buildings system with large-span support) to design hall buildings with different functions. The content of the project includes: a ground floor plan, a characteristic cross-section; a roof plan; two elevations; at least two typical details.


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