This practical course is meant to get started with the basics of construction history, ‘Standing up Archaeology’. There will be 4 tutorials about
- stone and brick (types, bonds, ages, finishing);
- timber (types, marks, walls, floors, ceilings and roofs);
- foundation and windows;
- heritage and restoration.
There will also be 2 practical exercises, to start with an explanation about how to make a documentation and description by yourself, choosing one element of an existing building.
Using the elements mentioned above and placing it in a functional and historical context will result in a final paper to be delivered in January.
Course schedule details can be found in the MA time schedule.
Mode of instruction
The course load will be distributed as follows:
- 7×2 hours of lectures (1 ects);
- literature (4 ects).
All assessment deadlines (exams, retakes, paper deadlines etc.) can be found in the examination schedule.
- To be composed individually;
- For Dutch students: R. Stenvert & G. van Tussenbroek, _Inleiding in de bouwhistorie. Utrecht: Matrijs (2012).
Registration for the course is not necessary, registration for the exam is mandatory. For instructions, see the Registration in uSis page.
Exchange and Study Abroad students: please see the Prospective students website for information on how to apply.
All information (costs, registration, entry requirements, etc.) for those who are interested in taking this course as a Contractstudents is on the Contractonderwijs Archeologie webpage (in Dutch).
For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr. ing. D.J. de Vries.