INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Architecture PhD
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 608 Performance of Buildings Elements under Environmental Effects Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 7.5 3 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Sanela Klarić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assist. Prof. Dr. Sanela Klarić Sanela Klarić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course studies current and future needs, requirements, performances and behavior of structural elements in the event of natural disasters caused by Climate changes. Explains the Climate changes circumstances, consequences, requirements and urgent needs for actions. Research and understand all existing Strategic approaches as well as future needs and requirements including focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina position and future necessary demands. To explain process of designing the behavior of materials and their performance in line with requirements of sustainability, energy efficiency and circular economy. Understand and design of construction elements including adopted dimensions and performances by using different simulations and calculation which is more associated with the economic demands of consumer’s needs. Introduction in EU Nearly Zero energy building requirements and standards.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
• To familiarize students with the Climate changes requirements and Strategic approach
• Understand and apply the knowledge about sustainable behavior of materials
• Get familiar with current required characteristics of construction elements
• Understand and explore the effects of the Climate change on the building
• Create mindfulness of global approach to complex scientific and/or technical research problem-solving in architectural disciplines;
• Explore, critically analyze and contribute to broad area of theories of architecture;
• Plan and conduct research under the guidance of an advisor while developing the intellectual independence that typifies true scholarship. (Research, Critical and Creative Thinking);
• Exercise oral and written methodological principles in order to develop comprehensive hypotheses, differentiate research design and/or statistics, evaluate rightness of research conclusions, adhering to ethical guidelines for collection, storage, and use of data from human or non-human participants.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction, Climate change requirements,
  2. Strategic approach (EU, USA, UN, WHO),
  3. Renewable energy sources and constructive elements,
  4. Energy Efficiency
  5. Sustainable materials,
  6. Sustainable materials,
  7. Sustainable materials,
  8. Flexibility and Mobility, Dynamic architecture,
  9. mid term- research paper
  10. procedure based on performance, Performance elements due to the impact of potentials for climate change,
  11. Performance elements due to the influence of storm, affordable constructions,
  12. green jobs, Circular economy,
  13. Nearly Zero Energy Building,
  14. Evaluation of performance

  1. FInal exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Discussions and group work
    • Field trips
    • Student debates
    • Problem solving
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
    • Introduction, Climate change requirements,
    • Strategic approach (EU, USA, UN, WHO),
    • Energy Efficiency,
    • Renewable energy sources and constructive elements,
    • Sustainable materials, Flexibility and Mobility, Dynamic architecture,
    • procedure based on performance, Performance elements due to the impact of potentials for climate change,
    • Performance elements due to the influence of storm, affordable constructions,
    • green jobs, Circular economy, Nearly Zero Energy Building, Evaluation of performance
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • 1. Randall Thomas, Max Fordham, (2009), Environmental Design, Taylor &Francis, ISBN 0-415-36334-9
    • 2. Simon Jeska, Khaled Salah Pascha, (2015), Emergent Timber Techno Logies (materials, structures, engineering projects), Technische University Berlin, ISBN 978-3-03821-502-8
    • 3. Sanela Klarić, (2015)Održivo stanovanje, drvo, ovčja vuna i slama izazovi i potencijali tradicionalnih prirodnih materijala, ISBN 978-9958-834-46-2; COBISS BH-ID 22439174

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)30
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0