Axel Paulus: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

NameMr Axel Paulus
Address
Inst. f. Technologie in der Arch.
ETH Zürich, HIB E 33
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 1
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 66 57
E-mailpaulus@arch.ethz.ch
DepartmentArchitecture
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
052-0651-00LBuilding Process I Information 2 credits2GA. Paulus
AbstractThe building process is the main focus of this lecture series. The process is understood as a sequence of criteria in time.
Topics: Acquisition and building law, building economics and sustainability strategies, participants and their services, construction and planning organization.
Process thinking and a look at neighbouring countries complement the series.
ObjectiveAlongside a discussion of the basic principles, trends and terminologies, a closer look will be taken at each topic using case studies that investigate current structures as well as those relevant in terms of architecture and urban design. Active participation as well as interdisciplinary and process-oriented thinking on the part of students is a prerequisite.
ContentThe building process is the main focus of this lecture series. The process is understood as a sequence of criteria in time.
Topics: Acquisition and building law, building economics and sustainability strategies, participants and their services, construction and planning organization.
Process thinking and a look at neighbouring countries complement the series.
Alongside a discussion of the basic principles, trends and terminologies, a closer look will be taken at each topic using case studies that investigate current structures as well as those relevant in terms of architecture and urban design. Active participation as well as interdisciplinary and process-oriented thinking on the part of students is a prerequisite.
Lecture noteshttps://map.arch.ethz.ch
066-0427-00LDesign and Building Process MIBS Information
ITA Pool - information event on the courses offered at the institute ITA: Wednesday 8th September 2021, 10-11 h, ONLINE.
ZoomLink: Link
2 credits2VA. Paulus
Abstract"Design and Building Process MIBS" is a brief manual for prospective architects and engineers covering the competencies and the responsibilities of all involved parties through the design and building process. Lectures on twelve compact aspects gaining importance in a increasingly specialised, complex and international surrounding.
ObjectiveParticipants will come to understand how they can best navigate the design and building process, especially in relation to understanding their profession, gaining a thorough knowledge of rules and regulations, as well as understanding how involved parties' minds work. They will also have the opportunity to investigate ways in which they can relate to, understand, and best respond to their clients' wants and needs. Finally, course participants will come to appreciate the various tools and instruments, which are available to them when implementing their projects. The course will guide the participants, bringing the individual pieces of knowledge into a superordinate relationship.
Content"Design and Building Process MIBS" is a brief manual for prospective architects and engineers covering the competencies and the responsibilities of involved parties through the design and building process. Twelve compact aspects regarding the establishe building culture are gaining importance in an increasingly specialised, complex and international surrounding. Lectures on the topics of profession, service model, organisation, project, design quality, coordination, costing, tendering and construction management, contracts and agreements, life cycle, real estate market, and getting started will guide the participants, bringing the individual pieces of knowledge into a superordinate relationship. The course introduces the key figures, depicts the criteria of the project and highlights the proveded services of the consultants. In addition to discussing the basics, the terminologies and the tendencies, the lecture units will refer to the studios as well as the prctice: Teaching-based case studies will compliment and deepen the understanding of the twelve selected aspects. The course is presented as a moderated seminar to allow students the opportunity for invididual input: active cololaboration between the students and their tutor therefore required.
Lecture notesThe recordings of the lectures are available on the MAP under the link https://map.arch.ethz.ch (book symbol at the top right).
Literaturehttps://map.arch.ethz.ch
Prerequisites / NoticeITA Pool - information event on the courses offered at the institute ITA: Wednesday 7th September 2022, 10-11 h, ONLINE.
067-0101-00LInvolved Parties Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS in Building Process Leadership.
10 credits21GA. Paulus
AbstractOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
ObjectiveThe students are able to understand the following terminologies, processes and competences. They are able to put them into practice.
- Expertise and personal skills
- Organisational forms and SWOT analysis
- Role, contracting and authority to issue directives
- Responsibility
- Leadership
ContentOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
Lecture notesPlease find the teaching material, the further readings and Information on our server.
Literaturewww.map.arch.ethz.ch/en
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Negotiationassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
072-0003-00LMethodology Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractIn the fourth term of MAS ETH ARC, the students will guide through the process of methodology which is the ability to put their attitude into practice. Additionally, the course unit puts emphasis on the research findings and finalisation of the written work.
ObjectiveThe fourth term of MAS ETH ARC supports the students' attitude and practice and methodology. It compels the students to analyse issues and carry out solutions. Ultimately, the knowledge and expertise which is gained throughout the unit will allow the students to fully realise their role as a professional in their field.
ContentIn the fourth term of MAS ETH ARC, the students will guide through the process of methodology which is the ability to put their attitude into practice. Additionally, the course unit puts emphasis on the research findings and finalisation of the written work.

Key words of the course unit
Objectives, methodology, research, analysis and interpretation, academic writing, text understanding, publishing

MAS thesis
Advising students on potential research, in light of students' interests, work and academic experience, and their professional aims. Assisting students with developing the research objectives and devising the research questions, illustration the methodology, defining the contents, publicising their thesis. Public presentation of the objectives.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0101-00LModule 1: Foundations of Digitalisation Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Digital and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Digital transformation is more than digitisation of existing processes and information
ObjectiveIndependently of the building industry, Module 1 initially provides information about the characteristics of digitalisation through its principles and rules, enabling the participants to independently recognise the short-term and long-term changes that are resulting from it.
ContentThe first module addresses the topic of digitalisation and digital transformation in a holistic sense. It is much more than converting documents into PDFs or using software. It is about transforming processes, resources and information into a consistent and efficient digital system to make life easier for employees and customers. This journey always involves change. From the perspective of other industries, we first build up a basic understanding and discuss the opportunities and risks.

How do the experiences of other industries help us? What can be derived from them? Why is BIM only a small part and why is the future of BIM not BIM?
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program and accessible to students on the Miro Board.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0102-00LModule 2: Collaboration Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Digital and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: "Behaviour for Collaboration" - Structural questions on collaboration and the patterns of behaviour.
ObjectiveIn Module 2, we break from the theoretical idea of a purely technology-based, better collaboration and look at the situation realistically in order to be able to understand and develop new solutions and requirements.
ContentThe usual approach towards digital transformation is to train people to use new technologies. In contrary, we ask for the specific challenges and problems people have with change. We learn to understand viewpoints of different partners within building projects and new solutions to specific problems.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program and accessible to students on the Miro Board.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0103-00LModule 3: Foundation of Automation Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Digital and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Managed data, semantics and file formats
ObjectiveModule 3 we leave behind the negative images from the early days of automation. A gloomy and misanthropic image of automation - both a bliss and a curse. We get to know the positive sides and learn to apply them. How do we become a sustainable "Formula 1"?
ContentWhat does it take to be able to work together in a digitally networked environment? How many "techie genes" are needed to work efficiently and effectively with structured data? The third module gives an insight into the principles of data architectures, data formats, attributes and platform technology. Machine readability as an important requirement but also as a clear challenge e.g. to security requirements.

The module offers the opportunity to prepare for the voluntary buildingSMART Professional Certification.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program and accessible to students on the Miro Board.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0104-00LModule 4: Foundation of Value Creation Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Digital and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Added value of digital transformation, distributed data management, digital twin, logistics and robotics.
ObjectiveUsing specific examples, Module 4 illustrates the foundations and versatility of building information modeling (BIM), enabling participants to deal with the concepts, applications and mechanisms involved.
Content"Highway to hell or highway to haven" - the question of a clear and simple roadmap is always at the heart of a digital transformation. "Value creation" is a central goal. Digitalisation is often seen as a strategy from the productivity gap. The fourth module shows how strategic goals can be developed in a roadmap and implemented in practice and how the individual shareholders and stakeholders participate.

We learn to consciously look at the topic of added value and digital transformation from different perspectives. Collision checking and quantity take-offs (QTO) are very useful. But they are only basics when it comes to real value creation.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program and accessible to students on the Miro Board.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0105-00LModule 5: New Business Models Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Digital and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Business models, cultural change, disruption, evolution, lean methods
ObjectiveModule 5 focuses on cultural change, innovation, disruption or evolution? In this last model, we learn to question and discover what the 17 Sustainable Goals mean for our industry.
ContentAs a final module, new business models are discussed and explored. Examples will be used to explore patterns and interfaces and to analyse what is needed today and in the future for a successful and sustainable development of the sector. How can innovative ideas move us forward? What can we learn from design thinking? Why is it important for people to have useful and understandable measurable values? How do the 17 Sustainable Goals influence our industry?

We will analyse the topic on the basis of two concrete examples, familiarise ourselves with them and observe their further development as a result.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program.
LiteratureScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program and accessible to students on the Miro Board.
072-0201-00LModule 1: Understanding of Roles Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Project and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
ObjectiveThe students are able to understand the following terminologies, processes and competences. They are able to put them into practice.
- Profession
- Ethos and ethic
- Organisational forms
- Role and tasks
- Attitude and practice
ContentOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
Lecture notesPlease find the teaching material, the further readings and Information on our server.
Literaturewww.map.arch.ethz.ch/en
072-0202-00LModule 2: Collaboration Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Project and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
ObjectiveThe students are able to understand the following terminologies, processes and competences. They are able to put them into practice.
- Organisation charts
- Project knowledge and process understanding
- Structure of the project
- Agile project management
- Socio-economic viewpoint
- Perception of demand
ContentOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
Lecture notesPlease find the teaching material, the further readings and Information on our server.
Literaturewww.map.arch.ethz.ch/en
072-0203-00LModule 3: Services Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Project and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
ObjectiveThe students are able to understand the following terminologies, processes and competences. They are able to put them into practice.
- Phases and services
- Due diligence and duty of loyalty
- Duties and tasks, liability
- Working packages
- Management and coordination
ContentOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
Lecture notesPlease find the teaching material, the further readings and Information on our server.
Literaturewww.map.arch.ethz.ch/en
072-0204-00LModule 4: Guiding/Steering/Leading Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Project and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
ObjectiveThe students are able to understand the following terminologies, processes and competences. They are able to put them into practice.
- Management and administration
- Leadership
- Team performance
- Motivation and conflict resolution
ContentOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
Lecture notesPlease find the teaching material, the further readings and Information on our server.
Literaturewww.map.arch.ethz.ch/en
072-0205-00LModule 5: Project Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Project and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
ObjectiveThe students are able to understand the following terminologies, processes and competences. They are able to put them into practice.
- Management of unknowns
- Decision making
- Future perspectives
- Micro and macro environment
- Strength and flexibility
ContentOur advanced studies' lectures are given in German. Please find an English written abstract and/or keywords in the field 'objective'.
Lecture notesPlease find the teaching material, the further readings and Information on our server.
Literaturewww.map.arch.ethz.ch/en
072-0401-00LModule 1: Market Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Unternehmensführung and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Market, purpose and business model
ObjectiveThe aim is to use a snapshot in time to interpret one’s own company and become able to assess opportunities and risks.
ContentThe “company” module considers the role of organisations within the economic network of the markets and the nature of their identity. It presents the special aspects of planning offices as service providers, illustrates various types of company, and discusses companies’ life-cycle as they move from their founding to the period of planning for the succession. Both sector-specific development of management and organizational models and also the problems of obtaining access to international markets are also investigated. Alongside this, the foundations of a generally valid business model for service companies are described and key criteria are defined.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0402-00LModule 2: Acquisition Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Unternehmensführung and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Competence, communication and network
ObjectiveThe aim is to become able to analyse and implement the processes and instruments used for acquisition in one’s own company.
ContentAcquisition represents a separate project in entrepreneurial activity, since all the activities involved in obtaining a commission fall under this term. The “acquisition” module focuses on imparting basic knowledge of networking and professional dialogue. Both of these tools require an assessment of one’s own situation with regard to competence, resources and customer relations. The conversation is a direct interaction: everyone involved is both an addressee and also basically an equal interlocutor. Networking can be learned: situational “small talk,” social competence and a healthy ability to communicate can be learned.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0403-00LModule 3: Marketing Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Unternehmensführung and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Planning, positioning and identity
ObjectiveThe aim is to become familiar with the tools used in marketing and able to use them in specific situations.
ContentMarketing means orienting company activities towards market demands. Communication between suppliers, clients and the competition plays the decisive role here. The “marketing” module illustrates the foundations of marketing planning for architects and engineers. The essential definitions are provided and the core tasks involved in marketing are described. On this basis, the way in which a marketing plan is developed is explained and strategic and operational marketing planning is described in detail. The topics of branding and the opportunities represented by press and public relations work for architects and planners round out the “marketing” module.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0404-00LModule 4: Financial Management Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Unternehmensführung and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Cost accounting, budgeting and controlling
ObjectiveThe aim is to become able to analyse one’s own company’s financial resources in detail, interpret key parameters for the current situation and test them.
ContentFinancial management means achieving the target company output with costs that are as low as possible, and in the longer term to create secure asset and capital structures. The tasks involved in financial management in a planning office include establishing a well-structured accounting department, careful cost accounting, sound budgeting and an effective controlling system. On the basis of a practical financial structure for architecture and engineering offices, the “financial management” module presents the information needed to carry these tasks out in a professional and responsible way.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch
072-0405-00LModule 5: Digitalisation Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS ARC in Unternehmensführung and MAS in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction.
1 credit2GA. Paulus
AbstractKey terms: Strategy, potentials and digital planning
ObjectiveThe aim is to become familiar with the current practical work involved in IT in planning companies and be able both to analyze the specific challenges it implies and also to infer one’s own prospects for development in this context. In addition, thought needs to be given to the way in which the value creation provided by digitalisation influences one’s own company.
ContentIT refers on the one hand to information and data processing in a company, and on the other to the hardware and software components needed for the purpose. This “information technology” module focuses on potential strategies for company management in the IT field. The focus is not on the use of any individual programme, but on taking conscious decisions for or against IT components in one’s own company in order to obtain helpful support in one’s everyday work. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risk of this strategy suggest possible potentials.

The participants will present their own theses on entrepreneurship and open them up for discussion in the plenary session.
Lecture notesScripts, documents, studies, dates and addresses are stored on the server of the program.h
LiteratureLiterature recommendations at www.bauprozess.arch.ethz.ch and www.kompetenz.arch.ethz.ch