FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 440 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Disaster Resistant Structural Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 440
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives An introduction to the concepts and principles of seismic design, including strategies for designing earthquakeresistant buildings to ensure the health, safety, and security of building occupants and assets will be given in the course. In addition, as a general rule, buildings designed to resist earthquakes should also resist blast (terrorism) or wind, suffering less damage.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to analyze the design principles for all kinds of disasters.
  • Student will be able to evaluate the after disaster needings.
  • Student will be able to plan the after disaster needings.
  • Student will be able to explain the conceptual design principles of the buildings to mitigate the effects of loadings coming from man-made disasters like terrorist attacks.
  • Student will be able to observe the weak spots of the buildings which have potentials to create severe damage under earthquake loadings.
Course Description Design professionals agree that the most successful way to mitigate losses of life, property, and function is to design buildings that are disaster resistant. This approach should be incorporated into the project planning, design, and development at the earliest possible stage so that design and material decisions can be based on an integrated "whole building approach."Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, flooding, rainfall and winddriven rain, differential settlements, landslides and mudslides, forest fires, building fires, tsunami and global warming are the main topics of the course.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Building Types Reading Assignments
3 Structural Design Principles Reading Assignments
4 Earthquake Resistant Design I Reading Assignments
5 Earthquake Resistant Design II Reading Assignments
6 Differential Settlements I Reading Assignments
7 Differential Settlements II Reading Assignments
8 Landslides Reading Assignments
9 Avalanches Reading Assignments
10 Fires Reading Assignments
11 WindstormsFloods Reading Assignments
12 Blasts Reading Assignments
13 Volcanic Eruptions Reading Assignments
14 Global Warming Reading Assignments
15 Review
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Weekly Powerpoint presentations. Documentaries related to the subject
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
4
40
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2.5
40
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
4
5
20
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
1
2
2
    Total
110

 

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.

X
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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