TBA100 The Heritage of Buildings
Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .
Course responsible: Leif Daniel Houck
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
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This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
5-year Master´s programme in Structural Engeneering and Architecture. (M-BA)
The course is designed with a focus on public Norwegian construction tradition through time. This refers to both residence buildings and industrial buildings in general, but with more emphasis on yards and buildings related to farming - in- and outhouses of different types. The variety of building traditions will be discussed in relation to natural conditions and general historical development and evolution of styles. It is also relevant to see buildings in relation to industrial history, e.g. history of agriculture. A schematic overview of the Nordic farm construction will be provided. A group of issues connected to preservation and mending of old houses shall also be discussed. Participation is compulsory for the exercises and excursions.
The students should get an overview of the main trends in Norwegian construction tradition and building preservation organisation and instruments. They should be able to describe and place typical buildings in place and time, and give simple advice regarding building preservation. The students should get a positive relation to building preservation, both as good resource use and valuable cultural items.
Lectures. Exercises in groups.
Compendium and selected literature.
Excursions and exercises.
For a course of 5 credits, 150 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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Lectures/exercises/short surveys: 52 hours. Excursions: 8 hours.
The external examiner participates in the assessment of all the students.
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / Ikke bestått