3702603: Building Construction 6

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Semester:SS 14
Type:Lecture / Exercise
Scheduled in semester:6
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)


  • Timber construction systems
wall, roof and floor systems
  • Stability, deformation, structural analysis
  • Materials science, jointing methods
  • Fire protection/sound insulation/wood preservation
production processes / timber applications / restrictions
  • Minergie / passive house

Lecture Goals

Based on the skills acquired in the modules Building Technology I-V and in line with the objectives of the module Building Technology VI the goal of this course is to expand further on the principles and methods of building construction and structural design by focusing on the building material wood, its tectonic properties and the resulting architectural form.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • familiarity with the building material wood and its skilful use.
  • the ability to demonstrate design skills appropriate for the system in the context of exercises and a semester project.
  • critical understanding of historical developments and the rapid progress in timber construction witnessed today.
  • well-founded and holistic knowledge about employing the building material wood in the design and building process and the ability to skillfully integrate it into a coherent design project that reflects the architectural intent and principles of sustainability.
  • the ability to process, cluster and interpret a multitude of specifications and information, and apply them in the context of the design process.
  • understanding about the principles of team work to jointly develop design ideas for timber structures.
  • the ability to communicate complex information with varying objectives to various target groups.
  • the ability to critically analyze, assess and synthesize ideas, concepts, information and topics relevant to the discipline of architecture.
  • the ability to utilize various sources of information to form an opinion.

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).

  • Successful completion of the modules Building Technology I, II and III prior to enrolment.
  • It is recommended to take the modules Building Technology IV and V prior to enrolling this course.


Course script, Holzbauatlas (timber construction atlas), codes (Normenwerke SIA and Eurocode), charts

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 6 33%
Planning and Building Processes 2 33%
Elective Building Technology 33%


17.02.201410:15 - 11:45S8
24.02.201410:15 - 11:45S8
03.03.201410:15 - 11:45S8
10.03.201410:15 - 11:45S8
31.03.201410:15 - 11:45S8
07.04.201410:15 - 11:45S8
28.04.201410:15 - 11:45abgesagt/cancelled
05.05.201409:00 - 11:45S8
12.05.201410:15 - 11:45S8
19.05.201410:15 - 11:45S8
26.05.201410:15 - 11:45S8
02.06.201410:15 - 11:45S8


  • PAR_BA Baukonstruktion 6 (SS 14, bewertet)