Course code Arhi2050

Credit points 2

Architecture II

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Architecture and Building

Course developer

author doc.

Mārtiņš Fībigs

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Arhi1020, Construction Graphics

Arhi2012, Building Physics

Arhi2037, Architecture I

BūvZ2007, Building Materials I

BūvZ4066, Designing in AutoCad

MašZ2010, Descriptive Geometry, Technical Drawing

Course abstract

The aim of the course is to give students basic knowledge in industrial construction, production process classification, classification of buildings. Students get knowledge about enterprise spatial planning, including subsidiary structures and premises of enterprises, their area calcluations. Students are introduced with general plans of industrial territory and technical shemes of buildings

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: Basics of designing of structures. Details of buildings and structures (test). Skills: Developing of structural drawings. Using structural terms. Providing fire protection norms and demands.Developing necessary design documentation for draft or technical Project. Be competent in tender of building material, comperability and expenses. To have the good knowledges in properties of building materiāls. To know the fundamental demands to structures (test). Competences: To be able develop arhitecture part of designs of structures. To manage evaluation , expertation and coordination of projects. To notice environmental demands (test).

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Introduction in the construction of the industry. Basic design principles. Standards. Classification of buildings. Constructive shemes (1h)
2. Foundations: strip foundation ; individual foundations under steel and reinforced concrete columns; pile foundations.
3. The steel frame of the single-storey buildings. Columns, beams, truses, links. The end frame. The coating of buildings The attachment of the steel columns for the base. Trusses with a top bar slope of 1.5% and 1: 3.5. Steel frame structures. Frame anchorage on the foundation. Stress links between columns, frames, and trusses (1h). 1. Test work.
4. The reinforced concrete frame of the single-storey buildings. Columns, beams, truses, stress links. The end frame. The coating of buildings. (1h)
5. The precast reinforced concrete framework of multi-storey industrial buildings. Columns, joists, trusses, stresslinks. The decks. Multi-story administrative building by monolithic reinforced concrete framework. Columns, joists, trusses, stress links. The decks. (1h) 2. test.
6. The walls. Reinforced concrete and light-concrete panels. Triple panels. Masonry walls. Wall attachment for columns “Sandwich” type panels. Decking of roofs and walls of the ranilla system. Wavy sheets.(1h)
7. The roofs, overlights. Roof elements; water gutters, parapets, ledge, seams. staircases: operating, fire cooling. Equipment operating platforms. (1h)
8. The floors, their elements. Partitions: shields, panels, bricks, sheets. Windows, doors, gates. (1h) 3. test.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Get a check in 3 tests, have a defended course project, then get closing credits

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Preparation for test performance:
Test 1: Different questions about the first 5 lectures, in which both textual and sketching are to be answered.
Test 2: Various questions about lectures 6-11, in which both textual and sketching are to be answered.
Test 3: Various questions about lectures 12-15, where both textual and sketching are to be answered

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The tests must be credited.

Compulsory reading

1. Шерешевский И. А. Конструирование промышленных зданий и сооружений. Москва : Архитектура-С, 2005. 167 с.
2. Štrausa S. u.c. Rūpniecības ēku plānojumi un konstruktīvie risinājumi. Jelgava: LLU, 2008.144 lpp. 3. Frederick S. Merritt, Jonathan T. Ricketts. BuildingDesignandConstructionHandbook, SixthEdition NewYork : McGraw-Hill, 2000.

Further reading

1. Ambrose J. Building construction and design. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992. 403 p. 2. Ambrose J. Building Construction. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990. 188p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Latvijas Būvniecība. ceļvedis būvniecības nozares virzītājiem. Rīga: Lilita. ISSN 1691-4058. 2. Latvijas Architektūra: arhitektūras, dizaina un vides apskats. ISSN 1407-4923.


Compulsory study course of the Second level professional higher education study programme "Civil Engineering"