Course code BūvZ4095

Credit points 2

Modelling of Buildings

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for laboratory classes24

Date of course confirmation18.12.2013

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developers

author prof.

Lilita Ozola

Dr. sc. ing.

author lect.

Aivars Brokāns

Mg. sc. ing.


Bruno Ķirulis

Dr. sc. ing.


Arturs Gaurilka

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ3084, Basic Theory of Structures I

BūvZ3085, Basic Theory of Structures II

InfT2004, Informatics I

InfT2005, Informatics II

MašZ1002, Descriptive Geometry, Technical Drawing I

MašZ2009, Descriptive Geometry, Technical Drawing II

Course abstract

The course introduces with prerequisites required for drafting the outline model of construction work basing on initial data about function planned, actions predicted, architectural conception, construction materials and technologies available. The study process enable the mastering the skills for creating and editing of three dimensional models using graphic programms.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge and understanding on technical data processing with purpose to compile the outlined model of building.
• Skills: good for design of 3D modelling.
• Competence for choice of optional building models regarding function, actions, materials, technologies.

Compulsory reading

1. SWeir, Thomas S.: Mastering Revit structure 2010 /Thomas S. Weir, Jamie D. Richardson, David J. Harrington. Indianapolis, Indiana : Wiley Publishing, c2009. 865 lpp.
2. Уваров А. С. Инженерная графика для конструкторов в AutoCAD. Москва: ДМК Пресс, 2010. 400 с.
3. Mozga N. Projektēšanas pamati programmā AutoCAD 2010. Redaktore Dz. Auziņa. Rīga: Mācību grāmata, 2010. 285 lpp.
4. Чэпел Э. Официальный учебный курс AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013. Москва: ДМК Пресс, 2013. 560 с.

Further reading

1. Kalniņš G. Ēku un būvju nesošās konstrukcijas. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1991. 264 lpp.
2. Ching F.D. K.: Building construction illustrated. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, c2008. 476 p.
3. Wahl I. Building anatomy :an illustrated guide to how structures work. New York: McGraw-Hill, c2007. 401 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. The Structural Engineer. London: The institution of structural engineers. ISSN 1466-5123
2. Bauen mit Holz: Fachzeitschrift fuer konstruktiven Holzbau und Ausbau. Karlsruhe : Bruderverlag ISSN 0005-6545
3. Būvinženieris: Latvijas Būvinženieru savienības izdevums. Rīga: Latvijas Būvinženieru savienība. ISSN 1691-9262.