AlMughtaribeen University AlMughtaribeen University
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# Subject Credit Hours

7th Semester

1 Design Studio (vii) 9
2 Structures (v) 2
3 Environmental Controls (v) 2
4 Buillding Economics and Management (iii) 2
5 Professional Practice (i) 2
# Subject Credit Hours

 

8th Semester

1 Design Studio (viii) 8
2 Structures (vi) 2
3 Environmental Controls (vi) 2
4 Buillding Economics and Management (iv) 2
5 Professional Practice (ii) 2

Design Studio (vii)

Urban Planning Project: a selected urban area with medium complexity and size is chosen in the context of a larger Sudanese city and each student is to study in detail the particular features and characteristics of the selected area with a view to understanding the problems that concern accommodating in its urban plan housing, commercial, educational, administrative, recreational and transport facilities. The assignment is to include a field survey work to identify and prepare an written report on typical urban design concerns; social, cultural, legal and environmental aspects. The process is intended to develop and enrich student's vocabulary of architecture, planning, and landscape design – the students consequently proceed to structuring theoretical issues on imageability, privacy, territoriality, nodes, neighborhoods, edges and zones. (The students are expected to partake in ONE advanced project in this semester)

Structures (v)

Soil investigation (visual characteristics) ,fine and organic soil, soil structure and classification after base limit, shear in soils ,Mohr’s circle(stress in soil) ,consolidation and settlement , Water movement (conceptual) ,lateral pressure and retaining walls ,bearing capacity and foundations ,piles ,conceptual soil improvement techniques.

Environmental Controls (v)

Fundamentals of Acoustics: magnitude os Sound. The decibel scale, Frequency Analysis Human perception of sound. Loudness level.

Room Acoustics: Geometrical Analysis; absorption, reflection and diffraction. Reverberation; reverberation time: calculation and measurement. Sound absorbing materials. Acoustical design of auditoria; criteria of good acoustics .Electro-acoustic aids.

Environmental noise control; community and indoor noise sources. Adverse effects of noise. Criteria of noise assessment. Noise scales and indices. Noise and vibration control. Sound insulation in buildings; calculation and measurement.

Building Economics and Management (iii)

Office management in practice ;RIBA plan of Work, the pre-design  and design phase ,design drawings ,working drawings, production  documents, building permits documents and certificates :call for tenders; registration ,bonds and risks ;type of contract time clauses, payments , change orders, disruptions, delays and disputes. Evaluation of bids and contractor's selection. Project finance; budgets bids, payments charts and DCF techniques..

Professional Practice (i)

The objective of this course is to acquaint the student to the codes, rules, regulations ,directives, and ethics that govern the architectural practice in the Sudan, the region, and the world at large .The local sources for this knowledge are embodied in the laws and literature of the Sudanese Engineering Council (SEC),the Sudanese Institute of Architects(SIA) .As (sia) is a registered part of both the African Union of Architects (AUA) and the International Union of Architects (IUA),future architects' practice has to comply with the professional ethics adopted by such  organizations that set rules and directives that govern the practice of all (Architectural Professions world-wide). The essence of the directives of all these bodies is to expose their membership to the technical ,administrative and financial responsibilities of the architectural domain in dealing with their  clients, Colleagues, consultants and contractors; application of relevant bylaws, regulations and codes of practice

Design Studio (viii)

Multi story Building Project: Each student is to chose a multistory commercial building located within the urban design framework of semester VII and completes a design project that starts from defining the plot area and suggesting its approach roots and services entry channels, studying the nature of the soil and the topography of the site, proposing the number of floors (not less than eight – making sure that such a height is allowed in this particular part of the plan according to the prevailing bylaws).  Planning requirements for parking, landscaping street furnishing is to be satisfied to the state of getting the building permits. All factors concerned with the concept of intelligent building are to be covered in the design. Detailed production drawings are a basic requirement (The students are expected to partake in ONE advanced project in this semester)

Structures (vi)

Advanced analysis (stiffened method) ,introduction to design (design sequences for multistoried buildings) ,preliminary design  considerations preliminary design of tow-way slabs (use of coefficient method ) , preliminary design of beams and girders  ,loading conditions on columns and column design ,design  method , design of tow-way slabs with beams ,design of flat plate and  flat slab , footing type and design ,project design 9manual and with CAD) ,computer applications.

Environmental Controls (vi)

Air-conditioning and ventilation: principles of refrigeration .classification of air-conditioning systems and types, zoning: principles and applications; central plants, distribution ,networks and outlets and terminal units. Integration with other building Systems.

Movement systems: Elevators, escalators, conveying systems: special design considerations.

Building Economics and Management (iv)

Continuation of construction management (I) that the office management phase, this part deals with the construction phase that follows signing the contract with the winning bidder: it covers aspects of site organization ,time- schedules, insurance of equipment and personnel ,quality control and safety measures ,supervision, design/construction liabilities ;construction planning including ;methods ,resources ,and  critical path method (CPM) techniques .financial control ;discounted cash flow(DCF), valuation and  quality control over materials and labor

Professional Practice (i)

The objective of this course is to acquaint the student to the codes, rules, regulations ,directives, and ethics that govern the architectural practice in the Sudan, the region, and the world at large .The local sources for this knowledge are embodied in the laws and literature of the Sudanese Engineering Council (SEC),the Sudanese Institute of Architects(SIA) .As (sia) is a registered part of both the African Union of Architects (AUA) and the International Union of Architects (IUA),future architects' practice has to comply with the professional ethics adopted by such  organizations that set rules and directives that govern the practice of all (Architectural Professions world-wide). The essence of the directives of all these bodies is to expose their membership to the technical ,administrative and financial responsibilities of the architectural domain in dealing with their  clients,

Colleagues, consultants and contractors; application of relevant bylaws, regulations and codes of practice.