Building Technologies


At the end of this curricular unit (CU) the students will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies that allow them to work on building technology, for design and construction of new buildings up to the conclusion of all the supporting elements, and the repair and retrofitting of old buildings, mainly in terms of: - Detailed sectional draws of the constitution of the building elements. - Comparative analysis of different possibilities on building elements design, construction. - Choice of the building materials, function of their specificity. - Different constructive elements and functional requirements. - Design of the most efficient building technologies. - De-construction

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Paulina Santos Forte Faria Rodrigues


Weekly - 13

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RILEY M., COTGRAVE A. Construction Technology 1: House construction, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN: 9781137030177
RILEY M., COTGRAVE A. Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ISBN: 9781137371690

Articles of scientific journals on the subject of the curricular unit.

CEN standards and building systems application documents.

Teaching method

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Evaluation method

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Subject matter

Buildings. Construction terminology. Project constitution (written and drawn parts). Functional requirements.

Formworks. Concrete structural in situ elements.


Pillars, beams and slabs. In situ and prefabricated slabs.

Underground walls for earth support vs groundwater level.

Walls. Double leaf walls vs one leaf walls. Prefabricated panels.

Roofs. Terrace roofs vs sloping roofs. Structural elements – horizontal slabs, lightweight structures, self-supporting structures, discontinuous structural elements.

Demolitions and deconstruction. Constructive and demolition residues.

Conception and design. Materials used, differentiation between diverse possibilities to choose, building technologies of the supports vs future coatings.