AlMughtaribeen University AlMughtaribeen University
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# Subject Credit Hours

5th Semester

1 Design Studio (v) 6
2 Construction (v) 3
3 History of Architecture (v) 2
4 Structures (iii) 2
5 Environmental Controls (iii) 2
6 Planning (iii) 2
7 Buillding Economics and Management (i) 2
# Subject Credit Hours


6th Semester

1 Design Studio (vi) 6
2 Construction (vi) 3
3 History of Architecture (vi) 2
4 Structures (iv) 2
5 Environmental Controls (iv) 2
6 Planning (iv) 2
7 Buillding Econmics and Management (ii) 2

Design Studio (v)

Design assignments of semester (IV) are to include two projects of service buildings of higher complexities: e.g. a multistory office building or a transport terminal. Emphasis at this stage is on visual forms, functions and social aspects. Studio work is to cover a wide review of the Modern Movement and its impact on local practice since the 1950s. Students are to develop lateral thinking abilities with a view towards restoration, and adaptive reuse of these buildings. (The students are expected to partake in TWO more advanced projects in this semester, e.g. hospital and office building)

Construction (v)

Finishes :internal finishes :walls, floors ,light weight partitions ,ceilings ;external finishes : precast concrete and metal cladding curtain walls ,grating ,grills for opening ,veneering and methods of shading .Site work and landscape :techniques and materials. Surface water drainage , approach road finishes ,curbing ,paving ( interlock ) ,treatment plantation and trees ,outdoor lighting.

History of Architecture (v)

Study of the vernacular architecture of the Sudan and the neighboring countries that have impact on its Architecture since the early 19th Century; forces that affect form: cultural, physical, social, economic and technological. The era of Colonial Architecture and the work of pioneer Sudanese architects since 1956.

Environmental Controls (iii)

Light; the physical basis; vision and human perception. Photometric quantities,colour of light. Illumination requirements. Lighting design (lumen method and point method) Day lighting, electric lighting. Light sources (lamps, luminaries) Permanent Supplementary Artificial lighting of Interiors (P.SALI) Emergency lighting. Exterior lighting .Fiber-Optics (FO) lighting.

Planning (iii)

Housing studies; the concept of housing planning and design at local, regional and international levels. Housing policy formulation with regards to social, economical, cultural and aesthetical requisites. The need for active public participation and partnership in resolving the problems of squatters and informal housing. Housing indicators. The role of the public and private sectors in formulating, guiding and programming housing strategies.

Building Economics and Management (i)

Introduction of the principles of construction economics: preliminary cost estimation, cost planning and cost control measures. Principles of cost/benefit analysis and feasibility studies. The effect of size and shape on building cost; envelope walls ratio indices, dividing walls density indices. Standard methods of measurement; preparing bills of quantities and specifications (FIDIC & Sudanese Specification), standard forms of contracts and bidding techniques.

Design Studio (vi)

Continuation of topics and complexities covered in the previous phase, the studio assignments of this semester, are to include two projects e.g. a multistory commercial building and a complex of residential flats. Emphasis in this phase is on the provision of parking facilities and shared services and recreational spaces. The focus is on the study of a wide spectrum of philosophies of the intellectual development of the prevailing architectural thought with a view to build up the student's individuality as an architect. (The students are expected to partake in TWO advanced projects in this semester, e.g. Industrial building and hotel)

Construction (vi)

Advanced construction methods and systems for large span buildings; suspension structures, geodesic dome, folded plates trusses, folded concrete slab, space frame, shell roofs. Techniques for providing building services to and into the building: electricity, gas, communication cables and wires. Understanding the ideas of intelligent building and provide for its inclusion into the building project.

History of Architecture (vi)

The study of the elements of architectural theory stemming back to the era of antiquity. Paradigms invented and adopted by various civilizations; contributions of major civilizations in the enrichment of architectural theory; recorded architectural history: from antiquity to ancient Rome; the Vesuvius Treatise; the Sublime theories attributed to Longinus both from  the 1st Century BC; the Romanesque and Gothic periods; Villard; the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and neo-classic; e.g: Gallili and Hooke; l'art Noveaue; Villet-le Duc, Loos and Neufert and Functionalism; Meis for System Buildings; Skolimowiski and Eco- Philosophy ; Postmodernism ,etc

Structures (iv)

Properties of steel (shapes, sections, fatigue and fire protection) ,structural systems and loads assessment for building analysis and design of tension members, beam behavior , analysis and design (use of design aids ), contiguous and composite beams ;columns under axial loads behavior and basic formula, analysis and design of one and tow-direction of columns’ in frames; analysis of welded and fastened connections under simple shear and moment resistant ,base plates behavior and design.

Environmental Controls (iv)

Basic principles; generation, transmission and distribution .Supply to buildings. Safety precautions. Wiring systems, distribution circuits .Electric load estimates. Graphical representation

Solar energy: photovoltaic systems. Signal systems: fire detection and alarm. Intelligent buildings: Building Management Systems (BMS) Data and communication systems.

Planning (iv)

Introduction to landscape architecture: a general layout of landscape architecture and the basic methodology of planning of urban areas, public parks, recreational spaces, sport facilities, and road systems. Soil nature irrigation and vegetation are also introduced.

Building Economics and Management (ii)

Introduction of the basic concept of scientific management ;processes of management, theory of TQM, Human Resource management and other new concept, IT in construction, communication role in management, time management,; principles of programming office and field works for various construction projects, linear planning, and different forms of network planning; CPA and PERT in producing documents and in supervision of execution. Identifying and controlling critical points, revising and updating the network through checking operations time schedules, costing, management of personnel, equipment and working systems and careful resource allocation.


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