70234 - Technological planning (B)

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Academic Year 2022/2023

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.


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

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

Elementi costruttivi. Progetto e realizzazione; Andrea Boeri, Simona Cinti, Fabio Conato; Pitagora Editrice, Bologna 2013

Criteri di progettazione ambientale; Andrea Boeri; Delfino, Milano 2007

Il progetto dell'involucro efficiente; Jacopo Gaspari; EdicomEdizioni, Monfalcone 2007

Decostruzione e riuso. Procedure e tecniche di valorizzazione dei residui edilizi in Italia; Danila Longo; Alinea, Firenze 2007

Green buildings and design for adaptation: strategies for renovation of built environment; A. Boeri, V. Gianfrate, D.Longo; 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

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

Sistemi di pavimentazione. Requisiti, criteri progettuali, applicazioni, prestazioni; Andrea Boeri; Hoepli, Milano 2001

Costruire con il legno. Requisiti, criteri progettuali, applicazioni, prestazioni; Pietromaria Davoli; Hoepli, Milano 2001

Teaching methods

The laboratory foresees the presence of students in classroom for the gradual elaboration of the architectural design.

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.

The final project shall be assessed in thirtieths, on the basis of the following criteria, which shall be awarded a maximum of 6 points each:
1 - Graphic and design quality
2 - Executive quality
3 - Technological quality of the proposed solutions
4 - Congruence with the theoretical aspects faced in the course
5 - Theoretical verification of the topics covered in the lectures

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.The equipment supplied by the Department of Architecture, the Cesena Campus and all the technological support for the teaching activity provided by the University (screens, projectors, technologies for remote connection, IT supports, etc.) are used.

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