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Materials - Construction and Design

The course comprises different material themes where natural stone, concrete, clay and metal are dealt with in detail. In addition, glass, plastic, rubber and ceramic materials are briefly reviewed.

The course provides training in observing the characteristics of materials, how these vary with handing and in conjunction with other materials, and how this can be expressed in a proposed construction. Through workshops, students will be given the opportunity to work with the materials in order to better learn their characters and properties. In this connection knowledge in the CAD-programme will be developed.

Visits will be made to workplaces with the aim of studying how the materials are made and handled and of reflecting on the possibilities and limitations of these manufacturing and handling methods. In addition, the environmental impact and maintenance requirements of each material will be studied.

The course deals with different forms of protective treatment for construction materials and the demands placed on these. Dimensioning, safety principles and constructive design of details, points of intersection and fastenings are also included in the course.

The course also contains a project component where one or more of the materials referred to above is dealt with in more detail in an individual task. This work is mainly performed using a CAD-programme.

Excursions and seminars are mandatory.

Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for TN0359

Academic year 2022/2023

Materials - Construction and Design (TN0359-30005)

2023-01-16 - 2023-03-21

Academic year 2021/2022

Materials - Construction and Design (TN0359-30241)

2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

Zimmermann, A. (2009). Constructing landscape : materials, techniques, structural components. Basel: Birkhäuser.

Boken säljs i servicedisken i Alnarpsgården vid kursstart för 600 kronor.

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Engineer Programme - Alnarp Landscape Engineer Programme - Uppsala Syllabus for Horticultural Management - Garden Design (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G2F)
Subject: Landscape Architecture Technology
Course code: TN0359 Application code: SLU-30120 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%