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Materials and Products for a sustainable architecture

01RMCQN, 01RMCPQ

A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Costruzione Citta' - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 48
Esercitazioni in aula 12
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Tulliani Jean Marc Christian Professore Associato ING-IND/22 48 12 0 0 6
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/22 6 C - Affini o integrative Attivitą formative affini o integrative
2021/22
The course aims at providing technical-scientific fundamentals for an aware choice of materials in the sustainable architectural project, by completing the knowledge acquired during the course of Science and Technology of Materials of the BSc in Architecture. The study of the eco-sustainability of construction materials will clearly and unambiguously motivate their use in sustainable architectural design, based on the analysis of their production processes and properties. Moreover, the course aims at illustrating the students some tools for the eco-compatibility assessment of the construction materials. These knowledges will allow students to develop original ideas to be applied in the projects of the multidisciplinary Atelier: the architectural sustainable design of the MSc in Architecture for Sustainable Design (first semester of the 2nd year).
The course aims at providing technical-scientific fundamentals for an aware choice of materials in the sustainable architectural project, by completing the knowledge acquired during the course of Science and Technology of Materials of the BSc in Architecture. The study of the eco-sustainability of construction materials will clearly and unambiguously motivate their use in sustainable architectural design, based on the analysis of their production processes and properties. Moreover, the course aims at illustrating the students some tools for the eco-compatibility assessment of the construction materials. These knowledges will allow students to develop original ideas to be applied in the projects of the multidisciplinary Atelier: the architectural sustainable design of the MSc in Architecture for Sustainable Design (first semester of the 2nd year).
The course provides the students an advanced specific knowledge on the construction materials studied during the course of Science and Technology of Materials of the BSc in Architecture, and the teaching is specifically aimed to improve the knowledge on the ecological properties of construction materials. Adequate tools will be introduced to evaluate the eco-compatibility of building materials and the necessary skills will be developed to properly choose and use the construction materials in the sustainable architecture design. Students will acquire: - knowledges on Green Building Materials, their microstructure, their properties, their degradation processes and their interactions with the surrounding environment, - the necessary skills to be able to evaluate the environmental impact of the most common construction materials in terms of raw materials consumption, energy required to produce them, global warming, environmental pollution, toxicity and waste generation - knowledges to assess, with awareness and competence, the eco-sustainability of processes and components and to select re-usable and/or recyclable construction materials, having a low environmental impact, and an extended service life.
The course provides the students an advanced specific knowledge on the construction materials studied during the course of Science and Technology of Materials of the BSc in Architecture, and the teaching is specifically aimed to improve the knowledge on the ecological properties of construction materials. Adequate tools will be introduced to evaluate the eco-compatibility of building materials and the necessary skills will be developed to properly choose and use the construction materials in the sustainable architecture design. Students will acquire: - knowledges on Green Building Materials, their microstructure, their properties, their degradation processes and their interactions with the surrounding environment, - the necessary skills to be able to evaluate the environmental impact of the most common construction materials in terms of raw materials consumption, energy required to produce them, global warming, environmental pollution, toxicity and waste generation - knowledges to assess, with awareness and competence, the eco-sustainability of processes and components and to select re-usable and/or recyclable construction materials, having a low environmental impact, and an extended service life.
Students should have the knowledge arising from disciplinary contributions of the teachings of the BSc in Architecture, specifically: ?Fundamentals of architectural technology?, ?Building Physic?, ?Fundamentals of structural analysis? and ?Science and technology of materials?. The students should be able to manage the reference sources, tools and methods of the previous disciplines.
Students should have the knowledge arising from disciplinary contributions of the teachings of the BSc in Architecture, specifically: Fundamentals of architectural technology, Building physic, Fundamentals of structural analysis and Science and technology of materials. The students should be able to manage the reference sources, tools and methods of the previous disciplines.
The teaching of "Sustainability of Processes and Products in Materials for Architecture" deals with the relationship between the use of materials and the environmental sustainability in architectural design. The program of the teaching (6 CFU) is structured in two main sections and it is here detailed: ─ Part I (2 CFU): deals with the aspects of sustainable management of natural resources, the prevailing environmental impacts related to the production cycles of materials and to the European regulation. Some of the indicators used in the evaluation of eco-compatibility of a construction product are also illustrated in relation to the entire life cycle of the building component, including its possible re-use, recycling or disposal. ─ Part II (4 CFU): the sustainability of materials used in Architecture. This section is devoted to the study of structural materials, materials for vertical enclosures, roofing, finishes and thermal insulation. Different types of building and construction materials are analyzed such as metals, concrete, ceramics and bricks, wood, bamboo, straw, clay, glass, thermal insulation and waterproofing products, paints and varnishes, glues and adhesives. Finally, the innovative materials, the adaptive and responsive materials (biomimetic), and the future research developments in the field of eco-friendly materials will be also presented. For each class of materials, the analysis concerns the production process, the properties, the durability, the environmental sustainability and the possible technological solutions aiming at obtaining materials and components with proper mechanical performances, durability and energy efficiency.
The teaching of "Sustainability of Processes and Products in Materials for Architecture" deals with the relationship between the use of materials and the environmental sustainability in architectural design. The program of the teaching (6 CFU) is structured in two main sections and it is here detailed: ─ Part I (2 CFU): deals with the aspects of sustainable management of natural resources, the prevailing environmental impacts related to the production cycles of materials and to the European regulation. Some of the indicators used in the evaluation of eco-compatibility of a construction product are also illustrated in relation to the entire life cycle of the building component, including its possible re-use, recycling or disposal. ─ Part II (4 CFU): the sustainability of materials used in Architecture. This section is devoted to the study of structural materials, materials for vertical enclosures, roofing, finishes and thermal insulation. Different types of building and construction materials are analyzed such as metals, concrete, ceramics and bricks, wood, bamboo, straw, clay, glass, thermal insulation and waterproofing products, paints and varnishes, glues and adhesives. Finally, the innovative materials, the adaptive and responsive materials (biomimetic), and the future research developments in the field of eco-friendly materials will be also presented. For each class of materials, the analysis concerns the production process, the properties, the durability, the environmental sustainability and the possible technological solutions aiming at obtaining materials and components with proper mechanical performances, durability and energy efficiency.
Delivery modes include single and multi-disciplinary lectures oriented to the experience of sustainable design, as well as some possible thematic seminars. The teaching load includes 6 CFU (60 hours) of teaching and the commitment for the retrieval of specific reference sources and for the study of reference material and handouts. For any clarification on the lessons, the tutor will be available on appointment.
Delivery modes include single and multi-disciplinary lectures oriented to the experience of sustainable design, as well as some possible thematic seminars. The teaching load includes 6 CFU (60 hours) of teaching and the commitment for the retrieval of specific reference sources and for the study of reference material and handouts. For any clarification on the lessons, the tutor will be available on appointment.
Lecture? slides, handouts and documents related to the most relevant topics useful for the study will be available on the Portale della didattica. References and standards will be specified during the lectures. Recommended readings: - M.F. Ashby. Materials and sustainable development. Butterworth-Heinemann (2016). - M.F. Ashby. Materials and the environment. 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (2013). - B. Berge. The ecology of building materials. Elsevier Architectural Press, Oxford (2009). - A. Fassi, L. Maina. L?isolamento ecoefficiente. Guida all'uso dei materiali naturali. Edizioni Ambiente (2009). - U. Wienke. Manuale di bioedilizia. 4a edizione, DEI (2008).
Lecture slides, handouts and documents related to the most relevant topics useful for the study will be available on the "Portale della didattica". References and standards will be specified during the lectures. Recommended readings: - M.F. Ashby. Materials and sustainable development. Butterworth-Heinemann (2016). - M.F. Ashby. Materials and the environment. 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (2013). - B. Berge. The ecology of building materials. Elsevier Architectural Press, Oxford (2009). - A. Fassi, L. Maina. L'isolamento ecoefficiente. Guida all'uso dei materiali naturali. Edizioni Ambiente (2009). - U. Wienke. Manuale di bioedilizia. 4a edizione, DEI (2008).
Modalitą di esame: Prova scritta (in aula);
Exam: Written test;
The learning and grading will be assessed through a written examination, which lasts 2 hours, consisting of ten to fifteen questions related to the cultural, scientific and technological aspects which are more relevant for the student of the Architectural sustainable design. The exam aims to assess if the student possesses the proper tools to interact with professionals of the sector and the ability to properly select materials and correctly use them in the eco-sustainable architecture. A particular attention will be paid to test the ability of the student to integrate the acquired knowledges and to critically evaluate and choose sustainable solutions. For each question, an exact, articulated, comprehensive and concise response is required, to which a maximum score of 5/30 can be assigned. The final score will be provided by the sum of the partial scores obtained for each answer. A facsimile of the exam paper will be available in ?Portale della didattica? and commented by the professor during the lessons. During the test the use of educational material (books, notes, calculators and electronic devices) is not allowed.
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilitą o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unitą Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione pił idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test;
The learning and grading will be assessed through a written examination, which lasts 2 hours, consisting of ten to fifteen questions related to the cultural, scientific and technological aspects which are more relevant for the student of the Architectural sustainable design. The exam aims to assess if the student possesses the proper tools to interact with professionals of the sector and the ability to properly select materials and correctly use them in the eco-sustainable architecture. A particular attention will be paid to test the ability of the student to integrate the acquired knowledges and to critically evaluate and choose sustainable solutions. For each question, an exact, articulated, comprehensive and concise response is required, to which a maximum score of 5/30 can be assigned. The final score will be provided by the sum of the partial scores obtained for each answer. A facsimile of the exam paper will be available in the "Portale della didattica" and commented by the professor during the lessons. During the test the use of educational material (books, notes, calculators and electronic devices) is not allowed. Covid-19 emergency: given the state of health emergency, the exam will be written with both open-ended and multiple choice questions from your pc by means of the University exam platform with proctoring tools (Respondus). A simulation of the exam is available on the portal in the section "Remote exams" and a fac simile of the written test is available in the section "Material". Exam questions will be similar to the ones asked in the previous academic years. The student is asked to perform a simulation some days before the exam to check eventual criticalities and to solve them in time. Specifically, the following software and hardware requisites have to be satisfied: PC with a webcam and Windows 10 (adviced operating system for Respondus, that runs on Win 8 and 8.1 too; Win 7 is not recommended because it is no more supported by Microsoft; or Mac with a webcam and macOS 10.15-10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10). Upon cessation of the state of health emergency, the "live" written test mode will be restored.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
Modalitą di esame: Prova scritta tramite PC con l'utilizzo della piattaforma di ateneo;
The learning and grading will be assessed through a written examination, which lasts 2 hours, consisting of ten to fifteen questions related to the cultural, scientific and technological aspects which are more relevant for the student of the Architectural sustainable design. The exam aims to assess if the student possesses the proper tools to interact with professionals of the sector and the ability to properly select materials and correctly use them in the eco-sustainable architecture. A particular attention will be paid to test the ability of the student to integrate the acquired knowledges and to critically evaluate and choose sustainable solutions. For each question, an exact, articulated, comprehensive and concise response is required, to which a maximum score of 5/30 can be assigned. The final score will be provided by the sum of the partial scores obtained for each answer. A facsimile of the exam paper will be available in ?Portale della didattica? and commented by the professor during the lessons. During the test the use of educational material (books, notes, calculators and electronic devices) is not allowed. The student is asked to perform a simulation some days before the exam to check eventual criticalities and to solve them in time. Specifically, the following software and hardware requisites have to be satisfied: PC with a webcam and Windows 10 (adviced operating system for Respondus, that runs on Win 8 and 8.1 too; Win 7 is not recommended because it is no more supported by Microsoft; or Mac with a webcam and macOS 10.15-10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10). Upon cessation of the state of health emergency, the "live" written test mode will be restored.
Exam: Computer-based written test using the PoliTo platform;
The learning and grading will be assessed through a written examination, which lasts 2 hours, consisting of ten to fifteen questions related to the cultural, scientific and technological aspects which are more relevant for the student of the Architectural sustainable design. The exam aims to assess if the student possesses the proper tools to interact with professionals of the sector and the ability to properly select materials and correctly use them in the eco-sustainable architecture. A particular attention will be paid to test the ability of the student to integrate the acquired knowledges and to critically evaluate and choose sustainable solutions. For each question, an exact, articulated, comprehensive and concise response is required, to which a maximum score of 5/30 can be assigned. The final score will be provided by the sum of the partial scores obtained for each answer. A facsimile of the exam paper will be available in "Portale della didattica" and commented by the professor during the lessons. During the test the use of educational material (books, notes, calculators and electronic devices) is not allowed. The student is asked to perform a simulation some days before the exam to check eventual criticalities and to solve them in time. Specifically, the following software and hardware requisites have to be satisfied: PC with a webcam and Windows 10 (adviced operating system for Respondus, that runs on Win 8 and 8.1 too; Win 7 is not recommended because it is no more supported by Microsoft; or Mac with a webcam and macOS 10.15-10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10). Upon cessation of the state of health emergency, the "live" written test mode will be restored.
Modalitą di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova scritta tramite PC con l'utilizzo della piattaforma di ateneo;
The learning and grading will be assessed through a written examination, which lasts 2 hours, consisting of ten to fifteen questions related to the cultural, scientific and technological aspects which are more relevant for the student of the Architectural sustainable design. The exam aims to assess if the student possesses the proper tools to interact with professionals of the sector and the ability to properly select materials and correctly use them in the eco-sustainable architecture. A particular attention will be paid to test the ability of the student to integrate the acquired knowledges and to critically evaluate and choose sustainable solutions. For each question, an exact, articulated, comprehensive and concise response is required, to which a maximum score of 5/30 can be assigned. The final score will be provided by the sum of the partial scores obtained for each answer. A facsimile of the exam paper will be available in ?Portale della didattica? and commented by the professor during the lessons. During the test the use of educational material (books, notes, calculators and electronic devices) is not allowed. The student is asked to perform a simulation some days before the exam to check eventual criticalities and to solve them in time. Specifically, the following software and hardware requisites have to be satisfied: PC with a webcam and Windows 10 (adviced operating system for Respondus, that runs on Win 8 and 8.1 too; Win 7 is not recommended because it is no more supported by Microsoft; or Mac with a webcam and macOS 10.15-10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10). Upon cessation of the state of health emergency, the "live" written test mode will be restored.
Exam: Written test; Computer-based written test using the PoliTo platform;
The learning and grading will be assessed through a written examination, which lasts 2 hours, consisting of ten to fifteen questions related to the cultural, scientific and technological aspects which are more relevant for the student of the Architectural sustainable design. The exam aims to assess if the student possesses the proper tools to interact with professionals of the sector and the ability to properly select materials and correctly use them in the eco-sustainable architecture. A particular attention will be paid to test the ability of the student to integrate the acquired knowledges and to critically evaluate and choose sustainable solutions. For each question, an exact, articulated, comprehensive and concise response is required, to which a maximum score of 5/30 can be assigned. The final score will be provided by the sum of the partial scores obtained for each answer. A facsimile of the exam paper will be available in "Portale della didattica" and commented by the professor during the lessons. During the test the use of educational material (books, notes, calculators and electronic devices) is not allowed. The student is asked to perform a simulation some days before the exam to check eventual criticalities and to solve them in time. Specifically, the following software and hardware requisites have to be satisfied: PC with a webcam and Windows 10 (adviced operating system for Respondus, that runs on Win 8 and 8.1 too; Win 7 is not recommended because it is no more supported by Microsoft; or Mac with a webcam and macOS 10.15-10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10). Upon cessation of the state of health emergency, the "live" written test mode will be restored.
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