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History of construction and heritage

Vak 2015-2016

Description

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.

Course objectives

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.

Timetable

Course schedule details can be found in the MA time schedule.

Mode of instruction

  • Lecture;
  • Tutorial.

Course load

The course load will be distributed as follows:

  • 7×2 hours of lectures (1 ects);
  • literature (4 ects).

Assessment method

  • Presentation;
  • Paper.

All assessment deadlines (exams, retakes, paper deadlines etc.) can be found in the examination schedule.

Reading list

  • To be composed individually;
  • For Dutch students: R. Stenvert & G. van Tussenbroek, _Inleiding in de bouwhistorie. Utrecht: Matrijs (2012).

Registration

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.

Registration ‘Contractonderwijs’

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).

Contact

For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr. ing. D.J. de Vries.

Remarks

Compulsory attendance.