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(VSU) "Lyuben Karavelov" - Sofia

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Degree program: Сivil Engineering and Architecture, Curriculum 2014

Course: САСС-7 Building Construction 1

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 1, semester 1, lectures 2.0h,

ECTS - 2

Introduction to building construction. Components of a building.Classification of buildings according to various criteria. Trends in modern building construction.
Building frames , construction systems and designs
Site preparation works.
Earth works. Excavation pit, foundation pit, shoring in different types of soil, shoring of excavation, sheet piling  ( wooden, RC, steel). Backfill.
Foundations. Shallow foundations. Foundations on a sloped terrain.
Deep foundations: pile foundations, wells, pile walls, caissons
Over-ground walls. Waterproofing of foundations and over-ground walls from ground moisture.
Waterproofing from underground water.
Walls – requirements, classification.Siding.
Natural stone walls.Brick walls.
Types of brick bonds.Columns.Chimneys. Fireplaces.
Walls made from mini blocks and glass.
Cast-in-situ walls. Types of formwork.Construction and heating technology issues.
Pre-fabricated walls. Large unit walls – execution of construction, elaboration of joints.
Large panel walls. Interior and exterior walls. – execution of construction, wall ties.
Course assignments:
1. Site preparation and foundations. Over-ground walls.
2. Brick masonry walls.
3. Pre-fabricated walls constructed via layered assembly. Details.
4. Movable partition walls.Details.


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