Teaching structural design engineering in the field of architecture: a classroom experience

Bernabeu Larena, Alejandro and Conde Conde, Jorge and Bernabeu Larena, Jorge (2015). Teaching structural design engineering in the field of architecture: a classroom experience. In: "9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference", 2-4 de marzo de 2015, Madrid. ISBN 978-84-606-5763-7. pp. 5840-5846.

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Title: Teaching structural design engineering in the field of architecture: a classroom experience
Author/s:
  • Bernabeu Larena, Alejandro
  • Conde Conde, Jorge
  • Bernabeu Larena, Jorge
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Event Dates: 2-4 de marzo de 2015
Event Location: Madrid
Title of Book: INTED2015 Proceedings
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Structural design teaching; ill-defined exercises; project decision making; Engineering education
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica, Energía y Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the context of a postgraduate degree on building structures in an Architectural School, a classroom experience on structural design engineering is presented. The presented experience is based on the proposal of ill-defined exercises that simulate real-world design process and involves both creativity and project decision making tasks. Teamwork, role-plays and critical debates are also considered and implemented. The main exercise consists in the complete development, from concept to detail, of a steel structure, considering as the exercise data just the initial architectural drawings and intentions. Students are required to start from the very beginning of the project, with no other indication than the initial data and conditions (from location and geotechnical data to functionality and architectural requirements and targets). The exercise is therefore fully open, and students have to take their own decisions and go through the whole design process of the project according to them. The paper presents the background, purpose and method and teaching techniques applied, as well as the evolution and developments of the exercise during the five courses where it has been proposed. A student’s pre-post questionnaire, together with the exercise results in the different courses, is used to evaluate students’ approach and response, as well as to identify the main results and findings of the presented classroom experience.

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Item ID: 42440
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42440/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42440
Official URL: https://iated.org/inted2015/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Jul 2016 15:34
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 15:34
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