Up to 80 percent of the energy demand in cities is caused by the
construction and operation of buildings. There are no other areas
in which savings in consumption and improvements in the
environmental service branch are easier to achieve than in
in the construction industry. It is therefore important that smart city managers have a detailed understanding of the physical interrelationships and can also offer innovative solutions in building design and operation.
Learning Unit 3.1 Smart Architecture Concepts
|Architecture is more than just the appearance
of building envelopes. The deep understanding of its rules and
means makes it possible to create a harmonious and sustainable
built environment that actively benefits from climate, urban
context, timeless rules and new technologies.
Students learn to recognize the importance of architectural quality for successful buildings, to define functional requirements for different building types, to understand the relationship between architectural design and urban structure.
You will also learn to assess architectural concepts in terms of functionality, aesthetic quality, long-term usability, appropriateness and suitability for local climate and culture.
Learning Unit 3.2 Smart Energy Concepts
Too many buildings, especially in warmer regions, do
without large amounts of energy (with inferior comfort
conditions) simply because they lack knowledge of physical
laws and existing conceptual and technical solutions. More
investment in intellectual preparation can save a great deal
of energy and conserve limited resources.
Learning Unit 3.3 Smart Engineering & Technologies
|More effective construction solutions require more
integration of design and technical components. Innovative
intelligent technologies help to reduce consumption and costs
while increasing the comfort of buildings.
Students learn to discuss building services engineering concepts with architects and HVAC consultants on a professional level, to understand the functional principles of modern and innovative building services engineering, to assign suitable building services engineering components to different building types and to evaluate technical concepts with regard to thermal comfort and energy requirements.
Also to understand the relationship between energy production, storage and demand and to identify opportunities to exploit synergies by coordinating the building subsystems and to understand the role of individual buildings or building complexes as components of the public network.
Learning Unit 3.4 Planning & Building Processes
|BIM technologies and procedures are supporting the integrative design process and globally acknowledged certification help to make efficiency measurable. Students learn to understand the life cycle of buildings as a whole (design, construction, useful life, dismantling) Assessing the opportunities and limitations of building information modeling in the different phases of a building's life. In addition, they learn to distinguish between various current international certification systems and their specifications and to evaluate the sustainability of buildings according to ecological, economic and socio-cultural criteria. Students can then Use certification criteria as a guideline for planning decisions in your own professional life.|