Course code BūvZ3127

Credit points 10

Qualification Paper

Total Hours in Course400

Independent study hours400

Date of course confirmation07.03.2017

Responsible UnitDepartment of Architecture and Building

Course developer

author Arhitektūras un būvniecības katedra

Sandra Gusta

Dr. oec.

Course abstract

A qualification paper is final-skilled labor, which are presented knowledges gained throughout the study process. Qualification paper developed a real building or building construction Project (preferably 2 nd group) that contains the architecture (spatial and architectural solution for distribution), engineering (structural) part and parts of the economy. A qualification paper consists of drawings and explanatory memorandum.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge of building materials, construction technology, buildings, structures, and the node structure, building strength and durability; construction design foundations (concrete and stone structures, steel structures, wood and synthetic materials design).
• Skills: Develop appropriate documentation of the project outline or the technical design of the composition.
• Competence: The ability to develop a construction project subject to universal design principles to develop building projects in architecture, building and the economic part, to design buildings able to develop a process for planning and construction management work for the project.

Course Content(Calendar)

1.Output data for design: topography, geology, climatology of the construction site. Standards for design
2.Functional or technological plans of the object. Matching calculations.
3.General plan for the building site. Vertical and horizontal layout. Rain water drainage. Required calculations.
4.Building plan. Fire safety, evacuation, environmental availability and lighting requirements.
5.Cross sections of the building, longitudinal cuts. Calculation of the energy efficiency of the building.
6.Facades. The plans for the coating structures and the roof. Roof ventilation and rain water discharge.
7.Floor plans. Specifications. Environmental protection measuresB Report of fire protection measures.
8.Base plan. Calculations in different sections.
9.The calculation of the selected bearing design. Drawings.
10.The calculation of the selected bearing design. Drawings.
11.Summary of equipment and materials. Construction works volumes. The technological maps of special selected works.
12.The construction organisation project.
13.The calculation of the cost (estimates) of the object.
16.Design of the qualification paper the coordination with the consultants, the manager and the transfer to the department.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Depending on the specificity of the diploma, there may be a different description of the subject matter of the study. Development and defence of the qualification paper in the National Examination Commission.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

A qualification paper consists of 3 terminal parts: • part of architecture; • part of buildings • construction technology, organisation and economic part. A calendar plan is developed for the development of the qualification paper and the attestation of each part is carried out.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The implementation of the work development calendar plan is assessed, a plagiarisation test shall be carried out at the time of submission of the work.

Compulsory reading

1. Latvijas Būvnormatīvi. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 2017.
2. Studentu darbu noformēšana. Metodiskie norādījumi. Atkārtots, papildināts izdevums / Sast. U.Kļaviņš u.c. - Jelgava: LLU, 2017. - 46 lpp.
3. Neufert E. Bauentwurfslehre. Braunschweig; Wiesbaden: Vieweg. 1996. 598 p.
4. Zayat K. A. Structural wood detailing in CAD format. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993. 237 p.

Further reading

1. Būvniecības likums: LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Stājas spēkā 01.10.2014, ar grozījumiem. [Skatīts 17.01.2016.]. Pieejams: 2. Vispārīgie būvnoteikumi: MK noteikumi Nr.500 [tiešsaiste]. Stājas spēkā 01.10.2014. ar grozījumiem. [Skatīts .17.01.2016.]. Pieejams: 3. Ēku būvnoteikumi: MK noteikumi Nr.529 [tiešsaiste]. Stājas spēkā 01.10.2014. ar grozījumiem. [Skatīts .17.01.2016.]. Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

Būvinženieris. Rīga: Latvijas Būvinženieru savienība, ISSN 9771-0008. Latvijas arhitektura: ceļvedis arhitektūras jomas speciālistiem:Rīga: Lilita. ISSN 1407-4923 Latvijas Būvniecība: ceļvedis būvniecības nozares virzītājiem. Rīga: Lilita. ISSN 1691-4058.


1-st Level Higher Education Programme “Civil Engineering”