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STUDY PLANS
2023/2024

Civil Engineering in Developing Countries

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
124XRZ1 Z 1 1P+1C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Jan Tilinger
Lecturer:
Jan Tilinger
Tutor:
Jan Tilinger
Supervisor:
Department of Architectural Engineering
Synopsis:

In the long run, organisations that work in developing or climatically different countries have to cope with shortage of civil engineers and experts capable of working in environments that are entirely different in terms of culture, climate, and social and economic arrangements. The course aims to offer basic information about the specifics of working in these regions to students.

Requirements:

Basic knowledge in building design

Syllabus of lectures:

Specifics of construction approaches in developing countries

Focus in particular, to distinct climate, to using procedures, materials and organisational approaches not typical for our country

Factors different from standards in the Czech Republic (e.g. seismic activity, tsunami, animals, insects, monsoons, absence of utilities, etc.).

Specifics of working in developing countries, climatology, safety and protection of health and the technicalities of project preparation and organisation.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Analysis of specifics of construction approaches in developing countries with respect to distinct climate, to using procedures, materials and organisational approaches (e.g. seismic activity, tsunami, animals, insects, monsoons, absence of utilities, etc.).

Study Objective:

The course aims to offer basic information about the specifics of working in developing regions to students.

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

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
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
Wed
roomTH:B-874

14:00–15:50
EVEN WEEK

(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B874
roomTH:B-874

14:00–15:50
ODD WEEK

(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B874
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-07-15
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