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STUDY PLANS
2018/2019

Civil Engineering in Developing Countries

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124EDC Z,ZK 4 2P+2C
Lecturer:
Jan Tilinger (guarantor)
Tutor:
Jan Tilinger (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Building Structures
Synopsis:

IFor a long time, organizations operating in developing and climatically or culturally diverse regions have been struggling with the lack of construction experts who would be able to work in a setting that is culturally, climatically, socially and economically different. The aim of the course is to provide students with basic information about the specifics of work in such regions. Within the subject we will deal with constructional approaches with respect to different climate, use of non-standard procedures, materials and organizational approaches and other factors different from the standards in the Europe or Czech Republic (e.g. building requirements, seismic activity, tsunami, animals, insects, monsoon rain , absence of networks, etc.). Moreover, the students will get acquainted with other specifics of working abroad, especially with the basics of multicultural communication, climatology, safety and health protection and specifics of preparation

and organization of projects. Selected topics will be introduced by experienced specialists.

As a part of the subject curriculum, students will create a project according to their own choice or in cooperation with non-profit organizations operating abroad. The subject is taught in English and students work in international interdisciplinary teams.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:
Study materials:

1. The Barefoot Architect - Johan van Lengen

2. Engineering in Emergencies: A Practical Guide for Relief Workers - Jan Davis & Robert Lambert

3. Earth Construction Handbook: The Building Material Earth in Modern Architecture - Gernot Minke

4. Building with Earth: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture - Gernot Minke

5. Bamboo: The Gift of the Gods - Oscar Hidalgo-Lopez

6. Beyond shelter ? architecture and human dignity ? J. Aquilino

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2018/2019:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomTH:A-438
Tilinger J.
15:00–16:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
A438
Fri
roomTH:A-438
Tilinger J.
14:00–15:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.102)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
A438
roomTH:A-229
Tilinger J.
16:00–17:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
A229
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2018/2019:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomTH:A-438
Tilinger J.
15:00–16:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
A438
roomTH:A-438
Tilinger J.
17:00–18:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
A438
Fri
roomTH:A-438
Tilinger J.
16:00–17:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.102)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
A438
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-04-25
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet5483206.html