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Conceptual Design of Buildings (ECMM153)

Structures and Dynamics Research Group



Conceptual Design of Buildings (ECMM153)


Detailed Description

Module Code: ECMM153

Module Lecturer(s): Dr Maria Rosaria Marsico

This module discusses principles governing the conceptual design of buildings and their implementation in engineering practice. In particular, you will know about form and functionality, actions on buildings, structural design of tall buildings, sustainability and passive buildings, construction and demolition, resilience of buildings, operation and performance tracking.

You will have the opportunity to examine case studies among others the exotic shape of the Transamerica Pyramid (San Francisco), the revolutionary cell apartments Unité d'Habitation (France), the unusual plan distribution of luxury apartment block (Berlin), the energy efficient Shard London Bridge, and to discuss and implement principles of conceptual design in practical applications.

Bookings are limited to one person per module. If you require multiple bookings please contact empsmsc@exeter.ac.uk.