Lightweight Memebrane Structures, MEng

Master of Engineering

Modules

Lightweight Membrane Structures

Basics

Contents
  • History of membrane architecture and engineering
  • Applications and purpose of tensile structures
  • Unique selling proposition (usp) of membrane structures
  • Concept of shape and geometry in tensile structures
ECTS-Points

6

Architecture and Engineering I

Contents
  • The architecture approach, design strategies
  •  Context, concept and programme of architectural space
  • Application and use and experimental design
  • Psychology and sociology of space as the concept behind
  • Design project workshops, physical Models and Mock-ups
  • Building technology and climate design
  • Fee structure, object planning, standard and building codes
ECTS-Points

12

Architecture and Engineering II

Contents
  • Geometry, Building survey
  • The engineering approach
  • Schematic design, precalculation, predimensioning
  • Fee structure - structure planning
  • Load analysis and dynamics, cutting pattern methods and generation
  • Advanced engineering
  • Guest lectures, reviewers, critiques
ECTS-Points

12

Software

Contents
  • Software tools for the design of tensile structures
  • Drawing tools for architects and engineers
  • Building information modelling (B.I.M.)
  • Software tools for engineering calculation and management
  • Software tools for project management and controlling
  • Finite element software
ECTS-Points

13

Material and details

Contents
  • Material properties eg. membranes, cables, belts
  • Testing and evaluation of material, details, buildings
  • Detail development
  • Energy, solar gain, light transmission
  • Building physics
  • Climate engineering
  • Patents, intellectual properties
ECTS-Points

14

Management, production process and assembly

Contents
  • Team building and team management
  • Project management (commercial, technical, regulative aspects)
  • Time and resource management
  • Construction process and quality management
  • Cost estimation, determination and management Contract procedures for construction work (tender) Hand over and final documentation, maintenance
  • Sustainability and recycling
  • Scientific methods
ECTS-Points

15

Master-Thesis

ECTS-Points

18

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