70234 - Technological planning (A)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy Sustainable cities Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The training program of this subject consists in the study and the check of relationships among building structure, theoretical resolution of construction plant and selection of technological procedures depending on the functional optimization of spaces.

The study of construction techniques evolution completes the cognitive scope. Students will be able to apply their knowledge and skills in relation to define architectural construction design.

Course contents

The laboratory aims at investigating thoroughly the relationship between project and architecture construction by dealing with the phases of building process and by acquiring awareness of the links existing among spaces, activities, technical solutions and realization methodologies.The laboratory focuses on the relationship between project and construction system, and provides for the development of a complete project for a building unit by means of sequential phases for the definition of typological and technological choices corresponding to specific ex-tempora developed in classroom.

The definition of planning choices is based on the critical survey of needs and generally speaking on the principle of the approach as a function of need and performance.Planning shall consider the complexity and articulation affecting the planning/construction process of a building structure: relationships with the environment and with the historic and socio-cultural context, safety and comfort needs, available resources, conditionings of organization and management forms of building process, regulatory instruments in force, productive context (dimensions and structure of the company and of industries in the field), updating of techniques and of technological innovation.

These goals include the intention of helping students to acquire an appropriate knowledge of technical elements and their aggregation criteria through the awareness of the link generated between features of activities and spaces and functions of technical solutions adopted, so that the determination and planning of fundamental technical elements and their assemblies are carried out while controlling the role of materials, products and building procedures in the architecture project as a function of immediate housing needs and of the use of building over time.


Title: Il progetto dell'involucro in legno – Qualità costruttiva ed efficienza energetica
Authors: Andrea Boeri, Danila Longo, Stefano Piraccini
Publisher: Dario Flaccovio Editore, Palermo 2012.

Title: Energy Design Strategies for Retrofitting. Methodology, Technologies and Applications                                         Authors: A. Boeri, E. Antonini, J. Gaspari, D. Longo               Publisher: WIT Press, Southampton (UK), Boston (USA), 2015.     ISBN 978-1-84564-998-2 - eISBN 978-1-84564-999-9

Title: Elementi costruttivi. Progetto e realizzazione
Authors: Andrea Boeri, Simona Cinti, Fabio Conato
Publisher: Pitagora Editrice, Bologna 2013.

Title: Criteri di progettazione ambientale
Author: Andrea Boeri
Publisher: Delfino, Milano 2007.

Title: Il progetto dell'involucro efficiente                           Author: Jacopo Gaspari                                                     Editore: EdicomEdizioni, Monfalcone 2007.

Title: Decostruzione e riuso. Procedure e tecniche di valorizzazione dei residui edilizi in Italia                             Author: Danila Longo                                                   Publisher: Alinea, Firenze 2007.

Title: Green buildings and design for adaptation: strategies for renovation of built environment Authors:A. Boeri, V. Gianfrate, D.Longo 2016, in International Journal of Energy Production and Management, Vol. 1, n.2, 2016, WIT Press, Southampton (UK), 2056-3272 (print 2056-3280 (on line), pagg. 172-191.

Title: Manuale di progettazione edilizia
Vol 4, Tecnologie: requisiti, soluzioni, esecuzione, prestazioni
Vol 5, Materiali e prodotti
Authors: AA.VV., a cura di Adriana Baglioni
Publisher: Hoepli, Milano 1995.

Title: Sistemi di pavimentazione. Requisiti, criteri progettuali, applicazioni, prestazioni
Author: Andrea Boeri
Publisher: Hoepli, Milano 2001.

Title: Costruire con il legno. Requisiti, criteri progettuali, applicazioni, prestazioni
Author: Pietromaria Davoli
Publisher: Hoepli, Milano 2001.

Teaching methods

Laboratory activities consist of lessons, long practice, short practices (ex-tempora), talks and tests, and end up with the final examination.

The long practice (examination topic) regards the definition of a building typology to be inserted into a preset context with integration of traditional construction systems and dry technologies.

The short ones (ex-tempora) focus on specific aspects of the long practice and ending with an assessment: they are structured in order to be advance phases in the development of the final project.

Work organization aims at a complete development of the project within the end of the laboratory.

Assessment methods

It is foreseen to carry out a series of practices in classroom as gradual occasions to check the learning and elaboration of the project.

A constant check of the theoretical preparation at the base of the selection of construction systems and technologies takes place during laboratory activity. Each ex-tempore is a check of specific aspects of the program. The final project is based on the reprocessing and systematizing of aspects gradually dealt with in laboratory.

The individual examination consists in the description and discussion of project works produced during the course. Moreover, it includes the theoretical check of aspects relating to the theme assigned and to topics dealt with in laboratory.

Teaching tools

The laboratory foresees the presence of students in classroom for the gradual elaboration of the architectural construction project. All phases will be followed and backed by the professor, tutors and didactic collaborators.

The Department library is a useful support for specific documentation and investigation. Department of Architecture and School of Engineering and Architecture equipments will be used (overhead projectors, videoprojectors, electronic media).

Office hours

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