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Principles and Applications of Building Science

By Prof. E. Rajasekar   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 394
Design and construction professionals require a command on fundamental principles of building physics in order to ensure functional efficiency in the built environments. The course provides a one-stop solution to design/construction industry professionals, students of architecture and engineering disciplines to understand these principles and learn their practical applications. The course comprises of 10 modules which cover climate responsive design of buildings, thermal comfort and energy efficiency, building acoustics and noise control and visual quality and day lighting. The participants will engage in a series of experiential learning modules - involving basic tutorials, animated examples, applied case studies and do-it-yourself exercises.
 

INTENDED AUDIENCE
UG students of Engineering and Architecture ; Design and Construction industry professional

INDUSTRY SUPPORT Design and Construction Firms, Architecture Firms, Construction companies
It can be used as a part of induction course for recruits in design and construction firms.
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 20 Aug 2021
Exam Date : 26 Sep 2021
Enrollment Ends : 02 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Architecture and Planning
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate



Course layout

Week 1: Solar geometry, climate responsive building design, thermal comfort
Week 2: Bio climatic design, building envelop, glazing systems, energy efficiency
Week 3: Fundamentals of building acoustics, Quality indicators, Acoustic materials, Noise control
Week 4: Visual quality in built environment, Effective day lighting design, Integrated design

Books and references

1. Givoni, B. (1969). Man, climate and architecture. Elsevier.
2. Szokolay, S. V. (2014). Introduction to architectural science: the basis of sustainable design. Routledge.
3. Koenigsberger, O. H. (1975). Manual of tropical housing & building. Orient Blackswan.
4. Egan, M. D. (1988). Architectural acoustics. McGraw-Hill Custom Publishing.
5. Kinsler, L. E., Frey, A. R., Coppens, A. B., & Sanders, J. V. (1999). Fundamentals of acoustics. Fundamentals of Acoustics. Wiley-VCH.
6. Egan, M. D., & Olgyay, V. (2002). Architectural lighting. McGraw-Hill.

Instructor bio

Prof. E. Rajasekar

IIT Roorkee
Dr. E. Rajasekar is an assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning ,IIT Roorkee, India. He is an Architect with post-graduation in Building Technology and Construction Management and PhD on Thermal comfort and building performance from IIT Madras. He is a Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute Doctoral Fellow.He specializes in the field of building performance assessment focused on the thermal,acoustics and lighting parameters.He carries a rich research and industry experience in this field and has published more than 20 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a USGBC LEED accredited professional and a GRIHA certified professional.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 26 September 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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