Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Civil Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Building Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Environmental And Land Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Years teaching
Novello Giuseppa ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO ICAR/17 40 20 0 17
Novello Giuseppa ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO ICAR/17 40 20 0 17
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/17 6 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria civile
Subject fundamentals
The teaching course aims to present the different expressions of representation techniques as complementary contents, largely resulting from the basic language of drawing and technical drawing, in a cognitive framework to contextualize historical and critical review of the different methodological processing. Particular attention will be spent to the use of equipment and technologies for the management of the design process and technical documentation. The theoretical insights (knowledge) are combined with operating practical activities (skills), conducted individually or in a group (the ability to collaborate). The contents are chosen according to the requirements for the training of engineers working in the areas of civil, construction, environmental, defined by the curriculum of the courses of study, maintained and updated in close relation with the inherent professional practices.
Expected learning outcomes
Critical individual capability to select the most appropriate methods and representation techniques and operational skills in using them, conducted through digital and manual methodologies to support the design, construction and implementation of survey works and works in civil, construction and environmental fields. It is requested the ability to work in team, verified through the proper organization of more complex operations, which must be reflected in the quality of the results actually achieved.
These skills and abilities, related to the objectives stated in the Presentation section and fully expressed in the following modules of the program and in subsequent sections, are also functional to the other teachings available for the Degrees in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Environmental Engineering.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
The design skills acquired through the training received in the previous teachings of the first years hall be considered as preliminary teaching, with particular attention to Mathematics and Informatics.
The lessons are divided into groups of themes and topics, as listed below.

Technical information and representation: the drawing role, graphics and digital processing techniques in the management and design of civil works connected with construction, environmental and territorial systems; historical notes on good practices in use and the ongoing developments; methods and traditional and / or innovative systems for the data processing and the development of the technical documentation of the various fields.

Specialized language for engineers: the scientific basis of representation and the representation methods (genesis of parallel and central projections); technical drawing and processing of geometric data, from three-dimensional space to planar representations; orthogonal projections, quoted orthogonal projections, sections and profiles; axonometric methods (genesis and types derived both from orthogonal projections and form oblique projections); introduction to the central perspective representations; technical drawing between language and communication, national and international encodings; technical texts; editorial and graphic symbols, representation scales; methods for reporting and control of dimensional values according to normative systems.

Analysis of the representation role for the management of survey and design from concept to construction and communication, some applications: overview of the basic documentation and some relevant issues to the management of the most used systems (for example, reference maps for different scales, analysis of geometric structure of the territory seen in relation to climatic factors and morphological analysis of works of infrastructure planning, and construction of civil works, systems representation analysis applied to the various levels of design). Role of drawing in the different phases of the design process. Designs and representations used for safety (the specific case of the representation of the building site and its temporal dynamics). Some information on the representation of complex processes: concept maps, flow charts. Application fields and standardized symbols.

Digital technologies for information processing used to complete representation fields: historical background, trends, process editing for the survey and for the project; computer aided design, work organization and operative capabilities; presentation of some digital technologies to the acquisition, representation and communication of data; project control, geometric data setting to the prediction and results interpretation; methodologies and tools for Computer Aided Design in 2D and 3D environment, notes on methods of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with reference to the construction industry.

Accessibility of documentary sources produced and managed by organizations and institutions: official and unofficial sources, procedures for direct consultation and / or remote sites usable via the internet (for example: the Regional Technical Map, climatic and environmental data).
Delivery modes
The course uses a continuous and extensive support offered by the teaching portal for various actions and training purposes. The portal in the various sections, provides an environment that the student is required to attend assiduously to catch up on work and initiatives in progress, allowing to keep an open communication network for the exchange of information between students and the teaching team, or among students, supporting the desired relational behavior.

In exercises students are required to produce processing, seen as practical applications of the concepts presented during the lessons and as constant assessment of prior learning:
- A series of graphic processing are devoted to applications concerning the different representation methods (made of simple solid or more complex spatial compositions), the relative geometric codes and rules, as defined by the standardization of the technical drawing.
- A Laboratory module, reserved for CAD processing, integrates previous activities through the use of digital programs and applications, which are useful for the treatment of alphanumeric and graphical data (vector and raster ones).
- To improve the capabilities of observation and analysis, one of the exercises is dedicated to the direct survey and subsequent representation of a complex part made of metal structural features and geometries, dimensions, components specific for functional requirements (safety - rules for emergency evacuation) .
- Final activity group, used to apply the main themes in a territorial case - study (cartographic map, analysis of symbols used , three-dimensional modeling, solar studies, profiles ) constitute further to evaluate critical skills of synthesis and attitude towards collaborative work.
All materials produces during the exercises, laboratory and working group should be stored in digital form and delivered in the examination.
There is a form of coaching stuff as a complementary and active contribution to help the training of technical skills and to supply practical information.

The evaluation criteria of the activities are written and publicly discussed in purposes, as well as formally transcribed at the bottom of each sheet prepared for the various exercises or activities.
Teachers dedicated 2 hours a week for consulting activities for students, supplemented by on-line service (Forum Teaching) or contacting the teaching team (using the university's institutional e-mail).
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Specific references will be mentioned during the various educational activities, in relation to the issues addressed. The content of the teaching units lesson or summary is given in handouts and in depth analysis, as documentation provided and disseminated in the network through the teaching portal. This instrument is useful to conduct the exercises; it also refers to the reference models. These documents are supplemented by examples of works prepared by students in previous years and include some traces of written examination. For specific topics on the site, including links to websites, with the function of anthology continuously updated.
Some of the topics can be explored by consulting the following texts:

Norme per il disegno tecnico/Norme generali, Ente nazionale italiano di unificazione, Milano, 1990 e succ.
Tornincasa S. , Disegno di impianti e sistemi industriali, CLUT, Torino, 1996.
Bocconcino M. , Osello A. , Vernizzi C. , Il disegno e l’ingegnere. Disegno e geometria, Levrotto & Bella, Torino, 2006.
Garzino G. , Le energie sottili del disegno utile, Maggioli, 2009
Bardelli P.G. , Coppo S. (a cura di), Il cantiere edile, Dario Flaccovio Editore, Palermo, 2010
Bocconcino M. , Osello A. , Vernizzi C. , Zerbi A. , Il disegno e l’ingegnere. Il disegno del territorio, della città e dell’architettura: applicazioni per allievi ingegneri e architetti, Levrotto & Bella, Torino, 2010
Garzino G. (a cura di), Disegno (e) in_formazione. Disegno politecnico, Maggioli, 2011
Osello A. , Il futuro del disegno con il BIM per ingegneri e architetti, Dario Flaccovio Editore, Palermo, 2012
Assessment and grading criteria
The works produced during graphic exercises during the laboratory, periodically revised, are the basis to determine the level of knowledge acquired by the students on the topic themes and their practical skills during the course of teaching. Sometimes the teaching portal shows the evaluations obtained by all students in each activity, to support the self-evaluation of the student, compared to the general average; for the final examination all the personal evaluations must be enough.
The evaluation criteria are declared and displayed at the bottom of each exercise to present the different activities; specific document are devoted to the explanation of the exam instructions.
The exam consists of:
- an individual written test (with theoretical and graphical exercises), to evaluate the skills in the making of geometric and spatial representations prepared according to standard methods, symbols and standardized encodings;
- the presentation of synthesis work (in group), on the agreed topic, to determine the level achieved in the preparation of compound documents and relational skills (cooperation and/or coordination);
- an oral exam, helpful in evaluating the knowledge of the purely theoretical arguments. The final judgment will take into account assessments of works produced during exercise and in the laboratory (individual work) that contribute to the certification of the level of education attained; the collection of notes, lectures, tutorials and study shows the progression of the personal training.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18

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