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1. General information
Course:
CONSTRUCTION I
Code:
59307
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
315 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN BUILDING ENGINEERING
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
308 - SCHOOL POLYTECHNIC OF CUENCA
Group(s):
30 
Year:
1
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: FRANCISCO JAVIER CASTILLA PASCUAL - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
politécnica/1.12
INGENIERÍA CIVIL Y DE LA EDIFICACIÓN
4874
fcojavier.castilla@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites
Since the course corresponds to the first year,  no previous knowledge would be required. However, for a better  learning, it is advisable to have knowledge of technical drawing, freehand drawing and  basic notions of history.

As a good foundament for the rest of the subjects in the CONSTRUCTION itinerary, the student is recommended to attend all activities (compulsory or non compulsory), in order to optimize their effort with a guarantee of success
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
Construction, from the most remote antiquity has been a fundamental activity for humanity. Today we know the history of humanity, largely due to archaeological remains and built heritage; trough them not only customs, philosophies and religious beliefs may be observed, but also the materials and constructive systems of each time and culture.

This subject aims to analyze the different traditional construction systems that have supported the great works of architecture and engineering up to the modern age, as well as the circumstances that made them possible.

This subject will provide to the future graduate, a general vision of the art of building throughout history, as well as the ability to observe and analyze ancient constructions. Contemporary construction can not be understood without taking into account the constructive systems used in antiquity. They underlie the origin of much of the terminology used today, as well as the basic principles of construction.

The subject is also basic to further deepen the professional field of PATHOLOGY, REHABILITATION AND INTERVENTION in ancient buildings.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E14 Knowledge of the historical evolution of the techniques and constructive elements and the structural systems that have given rise to the stylistic forms.
E15 Ability to identify the elements and construction systems, define their function and compatibility, and their implementation in the construction process. Formulate and resolve constructive details.
G01 Ability for analysis and synthesis
G03 Ability to manage information
G06 Critical thinking
G07 Teamwork
G12 Autonomous learning
G22 Correct oral and written communication
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Understanding the evolution of construction systems and their application to old or modern works.
Additional outcomes
Description
IDENTIFY the constructive elements of the old buildings and the traditional construction (popular and monumental) and USE the vocabulary and basic terms that define them appropriately.
INTERPRET correctly the graphic and written documentation related to this type of constructions.
REPRESENT properly the geometrical tracings and basic constructive elements of the architecture and traditional construction.
Represent construction sequences using modeling tools in BIM environment
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
    • Unit 1.1: Popular architecture and monumental architecture
    • Unit 1.2: Architects Engineers and other construction trades
  • Unit 2: Fundamentals of construction.
    • Unit 2.1: Materials and constructive elements.
    • Unit 2.2: Typology of structural Systems.
  • Unit 3: Traditional elements and construction systems.
    • Unit 3.1: Arches and vaults.
    • Unit 3.2: Walls
    • Unit 3.3: Lintel and truss systems.
  • Unit 4: The construction of the classical Hellenic temples.
    • Unit 4.1: Lintel and stone construction
    • Unit 4.2: The construction of the Parthenon of Athens
  • Unit 5: The construction of the great works of the Roman Empire
    • Unit 5.1: Opus and concrete vaults.
    • Unit 5.2: The construction of the pantheon and the Roman basilicas.
  • Unit 6: Byzantine architecture
    • Unit 6.1: The construction of Hagia Sophia of Constantinople
  • Unit 7: Medieval architecture. I
    • Unit 7.1: The evolution in the construction of the Christian basilica
    • Unit 7.2: The construction of Romanesque temples.
  • Unit 8: Medieval architecture. II
    • Unit 8.1: The stone skeleton
    • Unit 8.2: The construction of the great Gothic temples
  • Unit 9: The construction of the great domes of the Renaissance
  • Unit 10: The Industrial Revolution and the architecture of iron in the 19th century
  • Unit 11: Reinforced concrete and the new structural forms of the XX century
  • Unit 12: New technologies and specialization of constructive elements
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

The proposed syllabus aims to analyze the most important engineering and architecture works made throughout history up to the industrial revolution, to understand the application of the different systems and construction elements studied at the begining of the course.

7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E14 E15 1.2 30 N N Introduction of each unit by the teacher. The most significant topics and difficult aspects will be exposed.
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work G06 0.24 6 N N Practical exercises of graphic representation in BIM environment and exposition of cases to be analyzed in different sessions
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E14 E15 G12 1.8 45 N N Search of information and reading of complementary bibliography by the student.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study E15 G07 1.8 45 Y Y Tasks comissioned to students (individually or in groups, depending on the number of students) throughout the course. The teachers will guide in the realization of these works and resolution of the arising problems. in tutoring hours. Each task will follow for its cumplimentation the guidelines established in the classes and tutorials.
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work G01 G03 0.08 2 N N Follow-up tutoring for the tasks commissioned
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Assessment tests G01 G22 0.08 2 Y Y Oral Presentation of course work and tasks commissioned by the teacher
Other on-site activities [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E14 E15 G01 G12 0.16 4 Y N Evidence of the progress of knowledge and achievement of the specific objectives of each of the topics exposed
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E14 E15 0.16 4 Y Y Evidence of knowledge and achievement of the specific objectives of each of the topics exposed
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E15 G01 G06 G07 0.24 6 N N Experimentation with models or scale models of the construction or structural behavior of constructive elements.
Field work [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work E15 G03 G07 0.24 6 N N Observation and data collection on traditional construction buildings
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Test 20.00% 0.00% They will be done according to the course calendar. They will be weighted according to the number of tests performed. A score greater than or equal to 3 out of 10 is required in each of them in order to perform the weighted average with other activities
Final test 20.00% 80.00% The weighting will be 20% or 40% depending on the results of the progress tests. It will serve as a recovery for students who have not passed any of the progress tests. A score greater than or equal to 4 out of 10 is required in order to perform the weighted average with other activities. It will be held on the date established in the official exam calendar of the EPC
Theoretical papers assessment 50.00% 0.00% Elaboration of the proposed course tasks that may be coordinated with other subjects according to guidelines established at the beginning. A score greater than or equal to 4 out of 10 is required
Oral presentations assessment 10.00% 20.00% Individual or group exposition of the work or part of the work done during the course.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    The final mark of the course will be the weighted media of the qualifications (over 10 points) according to the system and the percentages established in the previous section. A grade equal to or greater than 5 is required to pass the course.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    The final mark of the course will be the weighted media of the qualifications (over 10 points) according to the system and the percentages established in the previous section. A grade equal to or greater than 5 is required to pass the course.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Students who have been continuously evaluated in the Final exam and have not passed the course will be able to keep the grades and recover the parts that have not reached the minimum grade.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Students who have been continuously evaluated in the final and retake exams and have not passed the course will be able to keep the grades and recover the parts that have not reached the minimum grade.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 4
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 45
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Other on-site activities [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 6
Field work [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 6

Unit 1 (de 12): Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 2 (de 12): Fundamentals of construction.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 3 (de 12): Traditional elements and construction systems.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 12

Unit 4 (de 12): The construction of the classical Hellenic temples.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 5 (de 12): The construction of the great works of the Roman Empire
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 6 (de 12): Byzantine architecture
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 7 (de 12): Medieval architecture. I
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 8 (de 12): Medieval architecture. II
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 9 (de 12): The construction of the great domes of the Renaissance
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 10 (de 12): The Industrial Revolution and the architecture of iron in the 19th century
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 11 (de 12): Reinforced concrete and the new structural forms of the XX century
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Unit 12 (de 12): New technologies and specialization of constructive elements
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 3

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: The dates of the final test (for the final exam) and the resit test will be the day, time and place designated for this purpose by the Subdirectorate of Studies of the School. The student will have all the detailed information in the Moodle virtual platform of the subject. The time distribution of activities corresponding to each subject will be prepared in accordance with the school calendar of the semester
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
 
Adam, Jean-Pierre La construcción romana : materiales y técnicas Editorial de los Oficios 84-930427-4-9 2002 Bibliografía especializada https://books.google.es/books?id=6zihAAAACAAJ&dq=La+construcci%C3%B3n+romana+jean-pierre+adam&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj25Z_d5rHNAhUsJcAKHcZdAFoQ6AEIJzAA Ficha de la biblioteca
Ching, Francis D. K.. A Visual Dictionary of Architecture eBook. . Hoboken : Wiley 9780470648858 2011 Bibliografía en inglés http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=0494175a-6e79-44b9-8ecb-548d7c475906%40sessionmgr4006&bdata=Jmxhbmc9ZXMmc2l0ZT1lZHMtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=421887&db=edsebk  
Choisy, Auguste El arte de construir en Bizancio CEHOPU, CEDEX, Instituto Juan de Herrera 84-89977-03-8 1997 Bibliografía especializada https://books.google.es/books?id=whBMkLuqXmcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=El+arte+de+construir+en+Bizancio&hl=es&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWkvCe57HNAhUlCsAKHW8PB_4Q6AEIHjAA#v=onepage&q=El%20arte%20de%20construir%20en%20Bizancio&f=false Ficha de la biblioteca
Ferri Cortes, J. (y otros) Principios de Construcción Editorial club Universitario 978-84-9948-385-6 2011 Bibliografía básica para los temas 1 a 3 http://www.editorial-club-universitario.es/libro.asp?ref=4884  
Jacobs, David Los constructores de catedrales de la Edad Media Timun Mas 84-7176-149-1 1974 Bibliografía especializada http://www.uniliber.com/ficha/los-constructores-de-catedrales-de-la-edad-media-asesor-robert-branner-taduc-de-ana-coderch-jacobs-david_2052829/ Ficha de la biblioteca
Mark, Robert (ed) Tecnología arquitectónica hasta la revolución científica: ar Akal 84-460-1442-4 2002 Bibliografía básica para los temas 4 a 9 http://www.akal.com/libros/TecnologIa-arquitectOnica-hasta-la-revoluciOn-cientIfica/9788446014423 Ficha de la biblioteca
Mark, Robert (ed) Architectural Technology up to the scientific revolution The MIT Press 0-262-13287-7 1993 Bibliografía básica para los temas 4 a 9 en Inglés https://www.amazon.es/Architectural-Technology-Scientific-Revolution-Large-scale/dp/0262132877  
Morales Gómez, Adoración Diccionario visual de términos arquitectónicos Cátedra 978-84-376-2506-5 2010 Diccionario báscio de términos de construcción y arquitectura https://catalogobiblioteca.uclm.es/cgi-bin/abnetopac/O7079/ID6d20446b/NT2 Ficha de la biblioteca
Ortega Andrade, F Apuntes historia de la arquitectura Universidad de Las Palmas Lecturas recomendadas asociadas a los temas 4 a 6 http://editorial.cda.ulpgc.es/estructuras/construccion/1_historia/index.htm  
Ragon, Michael Hª Mundial de la Arquitectura y el urbanismo modernos (1800-1910) Destino 84-233-1014-0 1979 Bibilografía especializada http://www.uniliber.com/titulo/Historia%20mundial%20la%20arquitectura%20urbanismo%20modernos/ Ficha de la biblioteca
Roth, Leland M. Entender la arquitectura : sus elementos, historia y signifi Gustavo Gili 978-84-252-1700-5 2008 Lecturas recomendadas sobre los temas 4 a 12 http://ggili.com/es/tienda/productos/entender-la-arquitectura Ficha de la biblioteca
Viollet-le-Duc, E. La construcción medieval : el artículo "Construcción" del "D Centro de Estudios Históricos de Obras Públicas y 84-920297-3-0 1996 Bibilografía especializada https://books.google.es/books?id=P7ow0B-C0PYC&hl=es&redir_esc=y Ficha de la biblioteca



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