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CODE 106525
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/35
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course deals with the theoretical and operational tools related to the economic and financial sustainability assessment of interventions on construction scale.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Analyzing the relationship between architectural choices and short- and long-term costs.
    Students will critically assess the financial implications of design decisions.
     
  • Managing risks and benefits in the design stage.
    Students will develop skills to identify and address challenges during the design process.
     
  • Exploring the impact of architectural choices on long-term sustainability.
    Students will be able to evaluate the impact of design decisions on the long-term maintenance of buildings.
     
  • Understanding how architectural choices contribute to the symbolic and cultural value of interventions.
    Students will develop a critical awareness of the connections between architectural choices, cultural and symbolic values, contributing to richer and more meaningful design and balancing functional, symbolic-cultural, budgetary, and profitability needs.

 

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching methods will provide for a predominance of classroom lectures. During the course, there will be opportunities for guided discussion of students' insights and interventions by qualified guests.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Introduction to economic sustainability in architecture.
  • Analysis of the relationships between architectural choices and costs.
  • Impact of design decisions on real estate profitability.
  • Management of risks and benefits in architectural design.
  • Bridging theory and professional practice.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Some essential books are listed below. Others will be suggested during the lessons.

Ruegg T., Marshall H., 1990, Building Economics. Theory and Practice, Springer Science+Business Media.
Seeley I.H., 1996, Building-economics (four edition), Palgrave, McMillan.
Boardman, A.E., Greenberg, D.H., Vining, A.R., Weimer, D.L., 2016, Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice, 3rd edition, Upper Saddle River, Pearson.
Willis C., 1995, Form Follows Finance, Princeton Architectural Press.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLO ROSASCO (President)

ALESSANDRO CANEVARI

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final exam is based on the presentation of an in-depth paper conducted individually by the student. Still, it considers active participation in classroom discussions and the writing of individual in-depth written essays produced throughout the course.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Continuous assessment through classroom participation, student presentations and guided discussions, and written essays on assigned topics. The final exam consists of students' presentation of an in-depth essay.

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
21/12/2023 14:30 GENOVA Scritto For the exams of "Economic evaluation of projects" (cod. 98113) and "Building economics" (98112) students must have delivered the exercises.
17/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
07/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
13/02/2024 08:30 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
07/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
05/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto