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Bachelor's Degree in Construção e Reabilitação

General Building Processes

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 9398/2015 - 18/08/2015

4 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 PL + 45,0 TP


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Students must know types of walls, buildings floors and roofs, as well as the respective coatings and the available technologies, for sustainable building construction processes. Students must know the current constructive processes for the execution of walls, floors and roofs and their respective coverings and coatings, their fields of application, their limitations and their respective advantages and disadvantages. They should also be aware of some factors that induce pathologies in the constructions, such as the water action. It is intended that the students acquire competences to opt for the more appropriate solutions in each case. It is intended that students understand that the functional performance of the building elements depends on the support for the materials used and a technical technique adopted, and acquire technical skills that allow an approach and solving practical problems.

1. Introduction
2. Walls: masonry and concrete walls
3. Wall coverings
4. Moisture in walls
5. Cracking in masonry walls
6. Floor coverings
7. Roofs and flat roofs.
8. New materials and new construction processes.

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment includes: a written test (55%) taken as part of continuous assessment or exam assessment and a practical assignment (45%).
The test is closed-book and a minimum mark of 9.5 is required.
The assignment is compulsory for all assessment periods and consists of 4 worksheets covering all the subjects taught.

- CTCV, C. (1998). Manual de aplicação de telhas cerâmicas. (Vol. 1). Coimbra: CTCV
- CTCV, C. (2009). Manual de Alvenaria de Tijolo. (Vol. 1). Coimbra: CTCV
- CTCV, C. (2003). Manual de aplicação de revestimentos cerâmicos. (Vol. 1). Coimbra: CTCV
- Mascaremhas, J. (2002). Paredes Exteriores. (Vol. 1). Lisboa: Livros Horizonte
- Nuno Silvestre., E. (2013). Manual de conceção de estruturas em aço leve. Lisboa: CMM

Teaching Method
Lectures on fundamental aspects of the technologies and construction processes. Presentation of practical cases. Case analysis and discussion with critical intervention by the students. Field trips and technical sessions.

Software used in class
Not apllicable.




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