Course contents *
The course is part of the Masters programme Design and Construction in the City. Its purpose is to provide students with an overview of opportunities and challenges in the management of resources and sustainability in construction and provide insight into the sector from various perspectives:
- Technical, financial and architectonic perspective
- With regard to environmental, ethical and social perspectives
- With regard to environmental, ethical and social aspects
- In operation and production
By providing students with new perspectives, inspiring examples and assignments that can be resolved through cooperation and communication, this will engender an increased skill in producing a constructive, interdisciplinary dialogue that may lead to new, optimised and potentially innovative strategies in sustainable resources management in construction in the city.
The course activities are performed individually and in groups and include submissions of various character, as well as lectures, workshops and/or study trips. As it is expected that the students will have a background in various disciplines, the course will focus on giving the students the opportunity to learn from one another and test each other’s area of discipline; not only to practice and argue for what they are already familiar with.
Intended learning outcomes *
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
Attain an overview of, analyse and assess the construction sector’s use of resources in a holistic perspective, in urban terms, at a construction and components level and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of specific alternatives.
Provide insightful utilisation of others’ experience and skills in a constructive dialogue in the design of optmised solutions.
Discuss and manage environmental, financial, ethical, social and technical aspects in the planning and choice of technology.
Have insight into classification and certification system in the sector and BIM