93707 - Building Technologies

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  • Teacher Luca Guardigli

  • Credits 6

  • SSD ICAR/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Building Engineering -Architecture (cod. 5697)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Sep 19, 2022 to Dec 21, 2022


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

Good health and well-being Clean water and sanitation Affordable and clean energy Sustainable cities

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will know the relationship between the construction and spatial-distributive organization and the formal resolution in architecture, taking into account the specific environmental context, the history of construction and the evolution of structural types.

Course contents

Sustainability: environmentally conscious buildings. Historic perspective. Site and climate. Holistic approach. LCA. LEED. Examples of buildings with various technologies. Design process. Building performance evaluation: natural light. Insulation and construction details: ground and foundations, walls and roofs. Integrated design of buildings.


Handouts from the instructor

General references:

D. Gauzin Muller, Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism: Concepts, Technologies, Examples, 2002.

Randall T. (ed. by) Environmental design. An introduction for architects and engineers, E & FN Spon, London, 1999.

Teaching methods

Lectures on theoretical issues, introduction to the necessary project  information and project reviews.

Assessment methods

Project reviews, based on the project in the module Building Technologies. Technical report required. Construction details reviews. Calculations on natural light. LCA assessment.

Teaching tools

Powerpoint for the lectures. Required software: Velux, Sketch-up, AutoCad. Calcoli con Excel, Edilclima.

Office hours

See the website of Luca Guardigli