University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units24
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course aims to integrate students' understanding of materials/construction with their design process, and to critically and strategically work with those who will reinforce individual designs. The course aims to extend knowledge and understanding of more advanced construction and specialised materials and services for larger and more complex buildings, and to raise awareness of the importance of specialist information. Case studies of international buildings which are considered milestones in innovative in terms of construction principles and processes, use of materials as well as environmental sustainability, will be presented. The course will revisit basic materials and investigate advanced techniques that extend its use to larger more complex structures, and introduce more recent materials and technology. Students' own Studio designs are used as assignments to develop construction details and material decisions to emphasise integration into the design process.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.