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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[70/72]  CIVIL ENGINEERING [72/00 - Ord. 2021]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 60


Knowledge and understanding of the theory:
Systemic approach to study having as a trace the topics covered in class.

Applied knowledge and understanding:
Transfer the theoretical knowledge to the executive design of building parts by expanding and deepening the topics covered.

Autonomy of judgment:
Critical awareness of the complexity and problems inherent in building design.

Communication skills:
Continuous stimulus to direct participation both during exercises and during lessons to form the habit of verbal as well as written communication, the learning and use of correct and adequate technical language.

Ability to learn:
Formation of a research and learning methodology such as to allow, during the profession, to carry out the assigned tasks in the best possible way.


Laboratorio di Disegno (Design), Fisica (Physics) (attendance)


LESSONS (total about 30 hours):

1) Architectural organism, construction equipment and building system. (2 hours)
The building system: functional and constructive relationships. Factory elements, functional and basic building elements, basic materials. The subsystems of the building organism: load-bearing framework, vertical closures, horizontal closures, internal partitions, vertical connection structures, systems, finishing works.
2) Law 13/89 and the D.M. 236/89. (1 hour)
Accessibility, visitability and adaptability criteria. The elimination of architectural barriers.
3) The problems on energy saving. (1 hour)
Legislative Decree No. 192 of 2005 and 311 of 2006 and subsequent additions and amendments. Notes on the general aspects of energy saving in existing buildings and in those of new construction.
4) The Foundations. (2 hours)
Lands and their requirements. Classification and types of foundations.
5) The factory elements and the relative construction procedures. (4 hours)
Types of masonry, materials and mortars. The constructive elements and the static correlations with the other factory elements.
The constructive rules. The stone walls, bricks and blocks.
The constructive elements in relation to energy saving.
The Balloon Frame system.
6) Drains and crawl spaces. (2 hours)
The transit of water in the walls. Traditional and innovative types.
7) Intermediate horizontal closures. (3 hours)
Types of closures in relation to the constituent materials. The constructive elements and the static correlations with the other factory elements.
8) Horizontal cover closures. (4 hours)
Flat and sloping roofs. The constructive elements in relation to energy saving. Green roofs.
9) The fixtures. (2 hours)
Types of fixtures. Materials and energy saving. Static and dynamic glasses. The order of the fixtures.
10) Plasters. (2 hours)
Types and materials. Installation. Latest generation plasters.
11) Factory elements of vertical communication. (1 hour)
Types of vertical connection. The constructive elements and the static correlations with the other factory elements. Representation and design.
12) The lifts (4 hours)
The D.P.R. No. 59 of 2009. The main systems in residential buildings. Dimensional elements. Relations between the plants.

EXERCISES (total about 30 hours)
Studying a single-family house on two levels to be built in an interclosed urban lot.
Basic urban planning data and distribution schemes are assigned.
Main construction system with load-bearing masonry in hollow brick.
Materials and finishes assigned to each group by the teacher.
In the first exercises the functional and dimensional aspects will be addressed (in application of Law 13), and then move on to the executive design of the elements and construction systems.
The exercises are carried out in groups of 3 students.

Teaching Methods

The theme developed in the course is:
Knowledge of the technical construction aspects of buildings.
The course is divided into lessons and exercises. The former focus on the study of the evolution of materials, techniques and construction elements from tradition to the contemporary environment. The lessons are organized in such a way as to provide the knowledge bases for a correct approach to the themes then developed during the practical exercises. The exercises concern the design of a building intended for residence.
Attendance is compulsory in the exercises, while it is optional, but strongly recommended, in the lessons.

Verification of learning

Written proof/oral proof/intermediate proofs.
A valuation ( in according on thirtieths) is given to the design studied during the course. All students must take the oral exam.
The project contributes up to a maximum of 18/30. The 3 questions each 4/30. Overall from 18 to 21 correspond to a sufficient knowledge, from 22 to 26 a fair knowledge of the subjects and properties of language, from 27 to 30 an excellent knowledge of the subjects and properties of language. Honors are given to students who, in addition to having an excellent project, demonstrate that they also know in detail the detailed topics presented with absolute language properties.


Campioli A., Lavagna M.:Tecniche e Architettura, Città Studio edizioni, Novara 2013.
Tortorici G., Architettura Tecnica per gli allievi ingegneri junior, Alinea, Firenze 2005.
Caleca L., Architettura Tecnica, Flaccovio, Palermo 2000.
Riviste consigliate: Costruire in laterizio, Detail.
Carbonara G., Trattato di restauro architettonico, UTET.

More Information

More information on the website:
During the course, the Professor puts, to disposal of students, several duplicated lecture notes to integrate, about specific arguments, the contents of the suggested bibliography.

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