On October 18, 2018 USEA "Lyuben Karavelov" is celebrating 80 years since its establishment.
Faculty: Department of Building Construction and Architectural Structures
Contact hours: 30h, 30h lectures, 0h seminars
Self-study hours: 30h, 30h practical training
Assessment: written examination
Year, semester, weekly workload: Year 1, semester 2, lectures 2.0h,
ECTS - 2
Pre-fabricated walls made from strip partition panels – heavy-weight concrete, light-weight concrete, gypsum concrete etc..
Light-weight interior partition walls. Immobile pre-fabricated walls, constructed via layered assembly.
Mobile partition walls.
Wooden pre-fabricated walls.
Building elements related to walls. Chimneys – types, chimney vent pipes. Shafts and vertical channels for communication. Elevators.
Plastering and cladding. Painting. Wallpaper.
Cast- in-situ and pre-cast skeleton frames.
Flooring. General characteristics. Classification.Requirements. Wooden and metal floor structures.Reinforced concrete floor structures:
a) cast in-situ
b) precast and cast-in-situ
Balconies, loggia balconies, bay windows, porches
Flooring surfaces – requirements. Classification.
Stairs – definition, components, requirements. Parameters and size. Wooden staircases
Construction of two-armed stairs. Cast in-situ and pre-cast reinforced concrete stairs.
Escalators and ramps. Ballustrades – requirements and materials.
Pre-fabricated panel walls. Connection. Wall expansion joints.
Connection details.in skeleton frame buildings.
Cast-in-situ and precast and monolithic floor structures.
Pre-fabricated floor structures of elements, strip panels and big panels.
Cast in-situ and precast reinforced concrete stairs. Wooden staircases.
Construction solutions and details.
The course project is a bungalow. Each student, provided with a set of reference and a planning scheme, has to develop the basic building elements independently, using an appropriate building technique. The building must be designed with a wooden framework.
Students have to employ at least two details of typical building elements and, if necessary, according to the assistant professor, a technological detail of the building construction technique, which is closely related to the architectural construction solution.