3702587: Building Construction 2

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Semester:SS 14
Type:Lecture / Exercise
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Self-directed study time:27.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2008)


Fundamentals of building construction and building materials

  • Introduction to roof systems (steep and flat roof structures)
  • Fundamentals of ceiling and floor structures

Lecture Goals

Based on the skills acquired in the module Building Technology I and in line with the objectives of the module Building Technology II the goal of this course is to expand further on the principles of building construction and building materials.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course each student should have the ability to demonstrate and/or work with:

  • Basic knowledge of contemporary timber construction.
  • familiarity with the work flows in a local timber manufacture.
  • principal understanding of steel- glas construction.
  • know innovative materials and their opportunities in architecture
  • Basic knowledge in all relevant building components like foundation, wall, ceiling, stairs, roofs and the ability to apply these skills in the context of simple design projects.
  • the ability to represent the structure of the building envelope at a scale of 1:20.
  • the ability to adequately manage time and physical resources for projects, both in terms of individual work input and as a member of a team.
  • the ability to outline ideas, information and individual projects in a comprehensible manner visually, in oral or written form.
  • the ability to communicate complex ideas to fellow students and instructors in a well-structured and coherent manner.
  • the ability to present and evaluate subject specific arguments, information and ideas.

Lectures Method

Lecture followed by practical examples.
Construction site visits and building inspections.

Admission Requirements

The modules of the Bachelor's program in architecture are structured consecutively (they build on each other).

  • It is recommended to take the module Building Technology I prior to enrolling this course.


Course script, codes (Normenwerke SIA)

Exam Modalities

Written examination of the learning outcomes of the course


The course has to be passed with a sufficient grade (minimum grade of 4.0).
The module grade will be determined from the weighted average of the individual course grades:

Building Construction 2 33%
Structural Design 2 33%
Construction Physics 2 33%


Die Lehrveranstaltung muss mit einer genügenden Note bestanden werden (Mindestnote 4.0).
Die Modulnote wird aus den gewichteten Teilnoten der einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungen errechnet.


18.02.201415:15 - 16:45S9
25.02.201415:15 - 16:45S9
11.03.201415:15 - 16:45Extern
25.03.201415:15 - 16:45S9
01.04.201415:15 - 16:45S9
08.04.201415:15 - 16:45S9
29.04.201415:15 - 16:45S9
06.05.201415:15 - 16:45S9
13.05.201415:15 - 16:45S9
20.05.201415:15 - 16:45Extern
27.05.201415:15 - 16:45S9
03.06.201415:15 - 16:45S9


  • PAR_BA Baukonstruktion 2 (SS 14, bewertet)
  • PAR_BA Baukonstruktion 2 (WS 14/15, bewertet)