FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 303 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Building Construction Project
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 303
Fall
1
4
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To teach architectural drawing standards in various phases of a project.
To teach technical approach to architectural design.
To teach detailing in building construction.
To provide interaction with construction industry resources.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Produce architectural drawings and models of the construction project in various scales.
  • Present architectural projects in line with the graphic representation used in the industry, utilizing input from industry resources.
  • Research state-of-the-art materials and building components to be utilized in architectural design.
  • Draw self-developed architectural details
  • Relate construction knowledge acquired in theoretical courses with architectural projects.
Course Description Construction and Materials I-II courses constitute the basis of the course. The students are expected to design a building construction project from scratch to construction details in the framework of a given project subject.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction -Requirements -Project description- Selection of the construction system Research on construction systems and preparation of the reference books
2 Construction Project • Site Plan (1/200) • Site Sections (1/200) • Floor Plans (1/50)
3 Construction Project • Floor Plans (1/50) • Foundation Plan (1/50) • Sections (1/50)
4 Construction Project • Foundation Plan (1/50) • Roof Plan (1/50) • Floor Plans (1/50) • Sections (1/50) • Structural Configuration (3D)
5 Construction Project • All Plans (1/50) • Sections (1/50) • 3D Structural Configuration on site
6 Construction Project • All Plans (1/50) • Sections (1/50) • Elevations (1/50) • 3D Model: Structural configuration on site
7 Construction Project • All Plans (1/50) • Sections (1/50) • Elevations (1/50) • 3DModel:Structural configuration on site
8 Midterm-1: Submission of all work at the beginning of class. Midterm during the class hour. CRIT 1: Revision of the preliminary project per instructors’ comments.
9 Construction Project • Wall Sections (1/20) • Frame plans (1/50)
10 Construction Project • Wall Sections (1/20) • Frame plans (1/50) • 3D section model with materials
11 Construction Project • Wall Sections (1/20) • Frame plans (1/50) • 3D section model with materials
12 Midterm-II: Submission of all work at the beginning of class. Midterm during the class hour.
13 Construction Project • Review of Midterm 2 submission per instructors’ comments.
14 Construction Project • Review of all drawings
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Submission Submission of all work

 

Course Notes/Textbooks The course aims to develop the construction projects. The requirements and standards explained during the studio critiques will constitute the course notes.
Suggested Readings/Materials
  • Ching, Onouye, Zuberbuhler “Building Structures Illustrated” (Wiley) ISBN 10: 0470187859
  • Ching, Adams “Building Construction Illustrated” (Wiley)ISBN 10: 0471358983
  • Ramsey,Sleeper “Architectural Graphic Standards” (Wiley) ISBN 10:  0471620602
  • Şahinler, Kızıl “Mimarlıkta Teknik Resim” (YEM Yayın) ISBN: 6058177703
  • Yücesoy “Temeller, Duvarlar, Döşemeler”, (Yapı Yayın) ISBN: 9789757438649
  • Toydemir, Bulut “Çatılar”, (YEM Yayın) ISBN: 9758599453
  • Mimarlar Odası Genel Merkezi “Mimari Proje Çizim ve Sunuş Standartları”
  • Turkish Chamber of Architects “Drawing and Presentation Standards of Architectural Projects”
  • Bayındırlık ve İskan Bakanlığı “Mimari Proje Düzenleme Esasları”
  • Turkish Ministry of Construction “Principles of Architectural Project Preparation”

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
40
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
4
64
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
32
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
16
16
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
16
16
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
3
6
Final Exam
0
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

X
2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

X
3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

X
6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

X
8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

X
9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

X
10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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