Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2022
|Master-Studium (Studienreglement 2020)|
|Vertiefung in Bau- und Erhaltungsmanagement|
|101-0579-00L||Infrastructure Management 2: Evaluation Tools||W+||6 KP||2G||S. Moghtadernejad|
|Kurzbeschreibung||This course provides tools to predict the service being provided by infrastructure in situations where the infrastructure is expected to |
1) to evolve slowly with relatively little uncertainty over time, e.g. due to the corrosion of a metal bridge, and
2) to change suddenly with relatively large uncertainty, e.g. due to being washed away from an extreme flood.
|Lernziel||The course learning objective is to equip students with tools to be used to the service being provided from infrastructure.|
The course increases a student's ability to analyse complex problems and propose solutions and to use state-of-the-art methods of analysis to assess complex problems
Availability and maintainability
|Skript||All necessary materials (e.g. transparencies and hand-outs) will be distributed before class.|
|Literatur||Appropriate reading material will be assigned when necessary.|
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes||Although not an official prerequisite, it is perferred that students have taken the IM1:Process course first. Understanding of the infrastructure management process enables a better understanding of where and how the tools introduced in this course can be used in the management of infrastructure.|
|101-0588-01L||Re-/Source the Built Environment||W+||3 KP||2S||G. Habert|
|Kurzbeschreibung||The course focuses on material choice and energy strategies to limit the environmental impact of construction sector. During the course, specific topics will be presented (construction technologies, environmental policies, social consequences of material use, etc.). The course aims to present sustainable options to tackle the global challenge we are facing and show that "it is not too late".|
|Lernziel||After the lecture series, the students are aware of the main challenges for the production and use of building materials.|
They know the different technologies/propositions available, and environmental consequence of a choice.
They understand in which conditions/context one resource/technology will be more appropriate than another
|Inhalt||A general presentation of the global context allows to identify the objectives that as engineer, material scientist or architect needs to achieve to create a sustainable built environment.|
The course is then conducted as a serie of guest lectures focusing on one specific aspect to tackle this global challenge and show that "it is not too late".
The lecture series is divided as follows:
- General presentation
- Notion of resource depletion, resilience, criticality, decoupling, etc.
- Guest lectures covering different resources and proposing different option to build or maintain a sustainable built environment.
|Skript||For each lecture slides will be provided.|
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes||The lecture series will be conducted in English and is aimed at students of master's programs, particularly the departments ARCH, BAUG, ITET, MAVT, MTEC and USYS.|
No lecture will be given during Seminar week.
|101-0517-01L||Project Management: Pre-Tender to Contract Execution||W+||4 KP||2G||J. J. Hoffman|
|Kurzbeschreibung||This course (PM 2)will provide a comprehensive overview and understanding of the techniques, processes, tools and terminology to manage the Project Triangle (time, cost, quality) and to organize, analyze, control and report a complex project from Pre-Tender stage to Contract signature. This course is part 2 of a 3 part course, see notice below.|
|Lernziel||Upon successful completion of this course students will have the understanding of the Project Management duties and responsibilities from the Pre-Tender stage of a project to Contract Execution.|
The project teams will prepare a project tender proposal base on a request for quotation on a construction project.
|Inhalt||- Project scope definition and project organization|
- Technical specification proposals
- Work Breakdown Structure
- Schedule development
- Interface management
- Resource and cost integration
- Risk and opportunity identification and quantification
- Contract review and analysis
- Project life cycle
- Contract Execution - Project Manager Check List
|Skript||The slides will either be distributed at the beginning of the class, or made available online (via Moodle) prior to class. A copy of the appropriate chapter of the script, the assignment and any other assigned reading materials will be available via Moodle.|
|Literatur||Appropriate reading material (e.g., chapters out of certain textbooks or trade articles) will be assigned when necessary and made available via Moodle.|
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes||This is part 2 of a 3 part course. Part 1 will give the student an introduction to general tools in project management. Part 3 will take the student through Project Execution of the Project. |
The students will be randomly assigned to teams of 5 max. Students will be graded as a team based on the final Project report and the in-class or on line oral presentation of the Project Proposal as well as a final exam (50% exam and 50% project report and presentation). Homework will not be graded but your final report and presentation will consist mostly of your homework assignments consolidated and put in a report and presentation format.
|102-0348-00L||Prospective Environmental Assessments|
Prerequisite for this lecture is basic knowledge of environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment and life cycle assessment.
Students without previous knowledge in these areas need to read according textbooks prior to or at the beginning of the lecture.
|W||3 KP||2G||S. Hellweg, N. Heeren, A. Spörri|
|Kurzbeschreibung||This lecture deals with prospective assessments of emerging technologies as well as with the assessment of long-term environmental impact caused by today's activities.|
|Lernziel||- Understanding prospective environmental assessments, including scenario analysis techniques, prospective emission models, dynamic MFA and LCA.|
- Ability to properly plan and conduct prospective environmental assessment studies, for example on emerging technologies or on technical processes that cause long-term environmental impacts.
- Being aware of the uncertainties involved in prospective studies.
- Getting to know measures to prevent long-term emissions or impact in case studies
- Knowing the arguments in favor and against a temporally differentiated weighting of environmental impacts (discounting)
|Inhalt||- Scenario analysis |
- Dynamic material flow analysis
- Temporal differentiation in LCA
- Systems dynamics tools
- Assessment of future and present environmental impact
- Case studies
|Skript||Lecture slides and further documents will be made available on Moodle.|
|102-0248-00L||Infrastructure Systems in Urban Water Management |
Prerequisites: 102-0214-02L Urban Water Management I and 102-0215-00L Urban Water Management II.
|W||3 KP||2G||J. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger|
|Kurzbeschreibung||An increasing demand for infrastructure management skills can be observed in the environmental engineering practice. This course gives an introductory overview of infrastructure management skills needed for urban water infrastructures, with a specific focus on performance, risk and engineering economics analyses.|
|Lernziel||After successfully finishing the course, the participants will have the following skills and knowledge:|
- Know the key principles of infrastructure management
- Know the basics of performance and risk assessment
- Can perform basic engineering economic analysis
- Know how to quantify the future rehabilitation needs
|Inhalt||The nationwide coverage of water distribution and wastewater treatment is one of the major public works achievements in Switzerland and other countries. Annually and per person, 135,000 L of drinking water is produced and distributed and over 535,000 L of stormwater and wastewater is drained. These impressive services are done with a pipe network with a length of almost 200,000 km and a total replacement value of 30,000 CHF per capita.|
Water services in Switzerland are moving from a phase of new constructions into one of maintenance and optimization. The aim today must be to ensure that existing infrastructure is professionally maintained, to reduce costs, and to ensure the implementation of modern, improved technologies and approaches. These challenging tasks call for sound expertise and professional management.
This course gives an introduction into basic principles of water infrastructure management. The focus is primarily on Switzerland, but most methods and conclusions are valid for many other countries.
|Skript||The script 'Engineering Economics for Public Water Utilities' can be downloaded from the moodle course page.|
|101-0523-00L||Industrialized Construction |
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
|W||4 KP||3G||D. Hall|
|Kurzbeschreibung||This course offers an introduction and overview to Industrialized Construction, a rapidly-emerging concept in the construction industry. The course will present the driving forces, concepts, technologies, and managerial aspects of Industrialized Construction, with an emphasis on current industry applications and future entrepreneurial opportunities in the field.|
|Lernziel||By the end of the course, students should be able to:|
1. Describe the characteristics of the nine integrated areas of industrialized construction: planning and control of processes; developed technical systems; prefabrication; long-term relations; logistics; use of ICT; re-use of experience and measurements; customer and market focus; continuous improvement.
2. Assess case studies on successful or failed industry implementations of industrialized construction in Europe, Japan and North America.
3. Propose a framework for a new industrialized construction company for a segment of the industrialized construction market (e.g. housing, commercial, schools) including the company’s business model, technical platform, and supply chain strategy.
4. Identify future trends in industrialized construction including the use of design automation, digital fabrication, and Industry 4.0.
|Inhalt||The application of Industrialized Construction - also referred to as prefabrication, offsite building, or modular construction – is rapidly increasing in the industry. Although the promise of industrialized construction has long gone unrealized, several market indicators show that this method of construction is quickly growing around the world. Industrialized Construction offers potential for increased productivity, efficiency, innovation, and safety on the construction site. The course will present the driving forces, concepts, technologies, and managerial aspects of Industrialized Construction. The course unpacks project-orientated vs. product-oriented approaches while showcasing process and technology platforms used by companies in Europe, the UK, Japan, and North America. The course highlights future business models and entrepreneurial opportunities for new industrialized construction ventures.|
The course is organized around a group project carried out in teams of 3-4. Each specific class will include some theory about industrialized construction from a strategic and/or technological perspective. There will be several external guest lectures as well. During the last hour of the course, students will work in project teams to propose a framework for a new industrialized construction venture. The teams will need to determine their new company’s product offering, business model, technical platform, technology solutions, and supply chain strategy.
It is intended to hold a group excursion to a factory for a 1/2 day visit. However in 2021, this will be determined pending the status of COVID-19 restrictions. planned course activities include a 1/2 day factory visit Students who are unable to attend the visit can make up participation through independent research and the writing of a short paper.
|Literatur||A full list of required readings will be made available to the students via Moodle.|
|103-0448-01L||Transformation of Urban Landscapes|
Nur für Master-Studierende, ansonsten ist eine Spezialbewilligung des Dozierenden notwendig.
|W||3 KP||2G||J. Van Wezemael, A. Gonzalez Martinez|
|Kurzbeschreibung||The lecture course addresses the transformation of urban landscapes towards sustainable inward development. The course reconnects two largely separated complexity approaches in «spatial planning» and «urban sciences» as a basic framework to look at a number of spatial systems considering economic, political, and cultural factors. Focus lies on participation and interaction of students in groups.|
|Lernziel||- Understand cities as complex adaptive systems|
- Understand planning in a complex context and planning competitions as decision-making
- Seeing cities through big data and understand (Urban) Governance as self-organization
- Learn Design-Thinking methods for solving problems of inward development
- Practice presentation skills
- Practice argumentation and reflection skills by writing critiques
- Practice writing skills in a small project
- Practice teamwork
|Inhalt||Starting point and red thread of the lecture course is the transformation of urban landscapes as we can see for example across the Swiss Mittelland - but in fact also globally. The lecture course presents a theoretical foundation to see cities as complex systems. On this basis it addresses practical questions as well as the complex interplay of economic, political or spatial systems.|
While cities and their planning were always complex the new era of globalization exposed and brought to the fore this complexity. It created a situation that the complexity of cities can no longer be ignored. The reason behind this is the networking of hitherto rather isolated places and systems across scales on the basis of Information and Communication Technologies. «Parts» of the world still look pretty much the same but we have networked them and made them strongly interdependent. This networking fuels processes of self-organization. In this view regions emerge from a multitude of relational networks of varying geographical reach and they display intrinsic timescales at which problems develop. In such a context, an increasing number of planning problems remain unaffected by either «command-and-control» approaches or instruments of spatial development that are one-sidedly infrastructure- or land-use orientated. In fact, they urge for novel, more open and more bottom-up assembling modes of governance and a «smart» focus on how space is actually used. Thus, in order to be effective, spatial planning and governance must be reconceptualised based on a complexity understanding of cities and regions, considering self-organizing and participatory approaches and the increasingly available wealth of data.
|Literatur||A reader with original papers will be provided via the ILIAS system.|
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes||Only for masters students, otherwise a special permit of the lecturer is necessary.|
|101-0526-00L||Introduction to Visual Machine Perception for Architecture, Construction and Facility Management||W||3 KP||2G||I. Armeni|
|Kurzbeschreibung||The course is an introduction to Visual Machine Perception technology, and specifically Computer Vision and Machine Learning, for Architecture, Construction, and Facility Management (ACFM). It will explore fundamentals in these Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in a tight reference to three applications in ACFM, namely architectural design, construction renovation, and facility management.|
|Lernziel||By the end of the course students will develop computational thinking related to visual machine perception applications for the ACFM domain. Specifically, they will:|
-Gain a fundamental understanding of how this technology works and the impact it can have in the ACFM industry by being exposed to example applications.
-Be able to identify limitations, pitfalls, and bottlenecks in these applications.
-Critically think on solutions for the above issues.
-Acquire hands-on experience in creatively thinking and designing an application given a base system.
-Use this course as a “stepping-stone” or entry-point to Machine Learning-intensive courses offered in D-BAUG and D-ARCH.
|Inhalt||The past few years a lot of discussion has been sparked on AI in the Architecture, Construction, and Facility Management (ACFM) industry. Despite advancements in this interdisciplinary field, we still have not answered fundamental questions about adopting and adapting AI technology for ACFM. In order to achieve this, we need to be equipped with rudimentary knowledge of how this technology works and what are essential points to consider when applying AI to this specific domain.|
In addition, the availability of sensors that collect visual data in commodity hardware (e.g., mobile phone and tablet), is creating an even bigger pressure in identifying ways that new technology can be leveraged to increase efficiency and decrease risk in this trillion-dollar industry. However, cautious and well-thought steps need to be taken in the right direction, in order for such technologies to thrive in an industry that showcases inertia in technological adoption.
The course will unfold as two parallel storylines that intersect in multiple places:
1) The first storyline will introduce fundamentals in computer vision and machine learning technology, as building blocks that one should consider when developing related applications. These blocks will be discussed with respect to latest developments (e.g., deep neural networks), pointing out their impact in the final solution.
2) The second storyline consists of 3 ACFM processes, namely architectural design, construction renovation, and facility management. These processes will serve as application examples of the technological storyline.
In the points of connection students will see the importance of taking into account the application requirements when designing an AI system, as well as their impact on the building blocks. Guest speakers from both the AI and ACFM domains will complement the lectures.
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes||The course does not require any background in AI, Computer Science, coding, or the ACFM domain. It is designed for students of any background and knowledge on these topics. Despite being an introductory class, it will still engage advanced students in the aforementioned topics.|
|101-0531-00L||Digitalization for Circular Construction (D4C^2) |
All students who register go onto a waiting list and 25 of them will be selected by the lecturer
|W||4 KP||9P||C. De Wolf|
|Kurzbeschreibung||Students will learn about digital innovations for circular construction (e.g. reuse of materials) through hands-on learning: they will be accompanied on demolition sites to recover and reclaim building materials, they will learn how to use computational tools to design structures with an available stock of materials, and they will use digital fabrication techniques to build a dome on campus.|
|Lernziel||The project has several goals:|
•Teach students about the challenges of reuse in the built environment and how to overcome them in order to transition the construction sector from a linear to a circular economy – this can only be done through the proposed industry collaboration and hands-on, on-site learning.
•Show students how to design and built from A to Z: many engineering and architecture students end up acquiring amazing design skills, but have never been on a demolition site to disassemble the structure themselves – this course will offer this experience to them.
•Demonstrate how we can bring together two worlds that are often too distinct: low-impact construction and digital innovation – this course will explore which digital tools already used in other sectors could be beneficial for reuse and low-carbon construction.
|Inhalt||This is a workshop-based course on circular construction on-site. During the first workshop, students will use photogrammetry from drone imagery and LiDAR scanning to capture data on building materials; Scan-to-BIM techniques for geometric reconstruction based on point-clouds; and computer-vision techniques for identifying material geometries, types, and conditions in order to make an inventory of available materials. During the second workshop, my industry partners (e.g., Baubüro in situ, Materiuum, Rotor) and I will work with the students on the disassembly of the building in a non-destructive way. During the third workshop, students will learn to use computational design tools to structurally optimize their structure’s shape with the available stock of materials. Finally, during the fourth workshop, students will build a dome structure with the reclaimed materials on the ETH campus. This class will enable students to explore all digital tools available (assessment, disassembly, design, and reassembly) for circular construction on a real-world case study.|
|Skript||Workshop-based course & hands-on learning.|
|Literatur||Sustainability – Circular Economy in the Digital Age special issue|
Çetin, S., De Wolf, C., Bocken, N. “Circular Digital Built Environment: An Emerging Framework.” 13, 6348, DOI: 10.3390/su13116348
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes||Interest in Digitalisation and Construction.|
MIBS students: 3rd semester on higher are eligible to apply.
|101-0529-00L||Introduction to Extended Reality (XR) for Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations||W||3 KP||2G||R. Kuttantharappel Soman|
|Kurzbeschreibung||The course introduces Extended Reality (XR) applied to Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO). It will explore the fundamentals of XR (Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality) in a tight reference to three applications in AECO, namely design, construction, and operations.|
|Lernziel||By the end of the course, students will learn the fundamentals of XR, its applications in the AECO sector, and the skills to identify, develop, and deploy XR applications for the AECO problems. Specifically, they will:|
-Gain a fundamental understanding of XR, including virtual reality continuum, characteristics of XR systems, perceiving digital information, etc.
-Be able to identify the opportunities for application of XR in different stages of a project such as conception, design, construction.
-Critically think about existing solutions and identify limitations, pitfalls, and bottlenecks in existing solutions.
-Acquire hands-on experience in creative thinking and designing an XR application.
-Be able to communicate with technology developers and translate AECO end-user requirements into system requirements for application development.
|Inhalt||Over the past decade, the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) sector has undergone significant digital transformation. It has changed how AECO professionals have created, shared, and perceived information. The information has evolved from drawings to building information models and building information models to the digital twin. Since this information is in multiple dimensions, new methods are being developed to interact and visualize them in order to exploit it for better data-driven decisions. XR allows construction professionals to visualize, understand, and communicate such complex information easily. It helps AECO professionals “see” digital content in different ways and for different purposes. To utilize this to the full potential, AECO professionals should have the skills and be equipped with the rudimentary knowledge of how this technology works and vital points to consider when applying XR to this specific domain. The course will introduce students to:|
•Fundamental concepts of XR
•Emerging practice and problems in AECO domains that could leverage XR
•Developing XR systems to solve problems in the AECO domain
The course will unfold as two parallel tracks with numerous overlaps:
1) The first track will introduce fundamentals of XR, including but not limited to the virtual reality continuum, XR devices, perception, development of the virtual world, the interaction between real and virtual world, and development of XR systems.
2) The second track consists of the applications of XR in the AECO sector. It will discuss the evolution of information in the AECO sector and introduce digital twin concepts and how XR helps to interact with digital twins during design, construction, and operations. Finally, it will present the state-of-the-art in the industry (through guest speakers) and the future of XR in AECO (through research paper discussions).
The overlap will help the students understand the importance of considering the application requirements when designing an XR system and the opportunities and limitations of the technology when envisioning a new application.
|Skript||Throughout the course, students will be asked to solve assignments and mini-exercises that would require critical thinking, research in prior work, and critical review of the existing state-of-the-art.|
The course also includes a final group project. Students will be asked to creatively design and develop an application based on the material covered in the course lectures. The mini exercises throughout the semester are designed to complement the final project. In addition, slides and other material will be made available online.
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes||Although desirable, the course does not require any background in coding. It is designed for students of any background and knowledge on these topics. Despite being an introductory class, it will still engage advanced students in the topics mentioned above.|
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