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MUN 132 - Public Buildings Engineering Orientation Programme

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Course Description

This is a customized program for Ashghal technical staff members (fresh engineers) to be conducted in Istanbul in colloaboration with relevant authorities and administrations. 

Public buildings have, and continue to be, a vital part of the vitality of a city, which are designed to serve the public and be the host or witness of important events of the country. In this course, participants will understand the important role that public buildings play which have an effect on some of the attributes that features their design. They will be introduced to project management principle while running different kinds of public building projects. 

The program will be interactive involving activities, site visits and workshops by instructors who have long experience in the field. Participants in this program will have the opportunity get an overview of the field. Topics will be covered at high level and rather than in depth. Tentative course structure is given below, but based on further input by Ashghal, topics are subject to change.

Course Objectives

  • Discussing the important role of public buildings 
  • Exploring the various engineering services required  
  • Understanding key architectural and space planning requirements 
  • Learning structural design considerations
  • Understanding how to provide buildings projects engineering support

Who Should Attend?

  • Fresh Engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Why good design matters
  • Effective factors in architectural design
  • Concept of social sustainability in architecture
  • Human behaviors, needs and activities in public buildings 
  • Design principles and practices
  • Spatial qualities in design

Day 2

  • Engineering services and advice 
  • Feasibility study
  • Planning
  • Survey
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Commissioning
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Management

Day 3

  • Education projects 
  • General projects
  • Health projects
  • Municipality projects
  • Architectural and space planning requirements 
  • Required equipment and facilities
  • Materials and construction considerations
  • Structural design considerations
  • Site infrastructure design considerations

Day 4

  • Buildings projects engineering support
  • Pre-qualification
  • Procurement
  • Construction support
  • Fieldwork orders
  • Factory acceptance test
  • Construction
  • Monitoring

Day 5

  • Field technical visits to appropriate sites related to public buildings design, construction, operations and maintenance