Purpose

To equip students with knowledge of Advanced Building Technology, through the understanding and comprehending of the principles involved.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit the student should be able to:

 Identify and discuss Advanced Building Technology.

 Explain the various topics and subjects in Advanced Building Technology.

 Apply theory and practice in the implementation of Advanced Building Technology.

Content

Investigation of complex larger scale buildings with particular emphasis on the evaluation and selection of appropriate structural systems and materials. Factors affecting build-ability. Building code requirement. There will be a requirement for self-directed research into and representation of technical systems and details of selected case study buildings and student studio project.

Teaching Strategy and Methodology

The main methods will include:

 Lectures

 Practical exercises

 Brainstorming

 Case studies

 Group discussions

Instructional Materials/ Equipment

Text books, Computers and LCD projectors, virtual models, Approved software and internet resources.

Assessment/ Assignment and Examination

Student Performance - Continuous assessments including, practical exercises, tests, term papers, assignments and end of trimester examinations.

Academic Staff Performance – This will take different forms including feedback from students by use of evaluation forms, peer review by other lecturers and evaluation by Head of Department.

Course Monitoring and Evaluation

Students class attendance lists, Students evaluation of course and instructor at the end of the course, External examiner’s reports, External and internal auditor’s reports at the end of every semester of an academic year.

Core texts

 Foster J.S & Harrington R. (1995). Structures and Fabric Part 2 (1988): London: The Mitchell publishing company limited.

 GOK. (19688). The Building Code. Nairobi: The Government Printer

Further reading

 Ramsey & Sleeper, Architectural Graphic standards. Seventh edition.

 Various selected periodicals.

Purpose

To equip students with knowledge in Architectural Practice and Management.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit the student should be able to:

 Identify and discuss Architectural Practice and Management.

 Explain the various subjects in Architectural Practice and Management.

 Apply theory and practice in the implementation of Architectural Practice and Management.

Content

The role of the Architects in the community; Professional ethics and code of practice; The architect’s office; The client and the commissioning process; Pre-contract stages of project and the role of Architect as lead consultant; Other consultants and their relationships, duties, obligations and rights; Tendering stages; The building contract; Post contract stages and project Management; Handing over building to client; Defects liability; Project evaluation; Maintenance manual.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The main methods will include:

 Lectures

 Practical exercises

 Brainstorming

 Case studies

 Group discussions

Instructional Materials /Equipments

 White board

 Overhead projectors

 LCD Projector

 Slides

 Internet

 Charts

 Audio tapes

Course Assessment

Student Performance - Continuous assessments including, practical exercises, tests, term papers, assignments and end of trimester examinations.

Academic Staff Performance – This will take different forms including feedback from students by use of evaluation forms, peer review by other lecturers and evaluation by Head of Department.

Core texts

 Florence M.I. (2014). Introduction to Project Management: Theory to Practice. Nairobi: CUEA Press.

 Chadra, P. (1995). Projects, planning, analysis, selection, financing, implementation and review: NEW DELHI.

Further reading

 Margaret, T. & Anne, N. (2009). Nairobi: Focus Publishers.

 GOK. (1978). The Architects and Quantity Surveyors act, CAP 525. Nairobi: The Government Printer

 The joint Building council, Kenya. (1999). Agreement and conditions of contract for building works.

 GOK. (2002). Public procurement Users guide (First edition). Nairobi: The Government Printer

 GOK. (2005). The public procurement and disposal act, (2005). Nairobi: The Government Printer