Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University

Каф. будівельної механіки

Architecture of Buildings and Structures


1. Educational programs for which discipline is mandatory:

# Educational stage Broad field Major Educational program Course(s) Semester(s)
1 bachelor's 19. Архітектура та будівництво 192. Будівництво та цивільна інженерія (бакалавр) 2 4-5

2. The course is offered as elective for all levels of higher education and all educational programs.

3. Information about the author of the course

Full name Meshcheryakova Olga
Academic degree none
Academic title none
Link to the teacher`s page on the official website of the University
Е-mail (in the domain

4. Information about the course

Study hours structure Lectures: 68
Practical classes: 68
Laboratory classes: 0

Amount of hours for individual work: 164
ECTS credits: 10
Teaching language english
Form of final examination credit
Link to an electronic course on the e-learning platform of the university

5. Program of discipline

Description of academic discipline, its goals, subject of study and learning outcomes

To provide students with a system of theoretical knowledge and practical skills on the basics of architectural and construction design of civil (residential and public) and industrial buildings and structures: their space-planning, composition and structural decisions and architectural designs, a technical and economic assessment of design solutions for buildings and structures.

The place of academic discipline in the structural and logical scheme of study according to the educational program

Prerequisites. List of disciplines, or knowledge and skills, possession of which students needed (training requirements) for successful discipline assimilation

Fundamentals of Design and Project Documentation

List of disciplines based on learning results from this discipline

Structural engineering design

Contents of the academic discipline

Lectures (titles/topics)

4 semester
Topic 1. Introduction. General information about buildings and structures.
Topic 2. Physical, technical, functional and environmental design principles
Topic 3. General information about design
Topic 4. Space-planning and composite decisions for residential buildings
Topic 5. Architectural designs of residential buildings (substructure)
Topic 6. Walls, separate supports and other elements
Topic 7. Lintels
Topic 8. Overlapping and floors
Topic 9. Roofing of the buildings
Topic 10. Partitions
Topic 11. Stairs, ramps, elevators, escalators
Topic 11. Windows and doors
Topic 13. Fire safety of construction objects. General requirements

5 semester
Topic 1. Basics of designing public buildings and structures
Topic 2. Communications of public buildings and structures.
Topic 3 Spatial large-span structures in civil engineering.
Topic 4 Buildings of the education, preschool and training of personnel. Buildings of scientific research institutes, design and public organizations and management
Topic 5 Sports and recreational buildings and sports facilities
Topic 6 Buildings of cultural entertainment and leisure, clubs, circuses, museums, exhibitions
Topic 7 Buildings and complexes of trade and consumer services and catering
Transport buildings and facilities: stations of all kinds in transport, facilities for public transport. Parking facilities and garages for cars
Topic 8 Accessibility of civil buildings and structures for people with limited mobility
Topic 9 General provisions for the design of industrial buildings
Topic 10 Compositional and space-planning solutions of industrial buildings of various types
Topic 11 Elements of industrial buildings
Topic 11 Elements of industrial buildings
Topic 13 Roof construction of industrial buildings
Topic 14 Coatings
Topic 15 Bracing
Topic 16 Engineering structures

Practical classes (topics)

4 semester
1 Classification of buildings. Introduction to the space-planning and structural elements of buildings. Definition of a constructive system and a structural scheme of buildings
2 The thermal transmittance in the envelope of a building
3,4 Development of the space-planning scheme of a residential house
5 Foundation design
6 Lintels
7 Construction of floors
8 Roof construction
5 semester
1 Stairs and elevators of multi-storey residential buildings
2,3 Sections of civil buildings
4 Elevations
5 Masterplans
6 Calculation of the necessary parameters of the evacuation ways from buildings
7 Balconies, loggias, bay windows and entrances to civilian buildings
8,9 Calculation of space-planning parameters of the auditorium
10 Binding structural elements of industrial buildings to the coordination axes
11 Plan of a one-story industrial building
12 Floors plans of an administrative buildings of industrial complexes
13,14 Reinforced concrete frame of industrial buildings
15 Drainage of industrial buildings
16,17 Cross-section of a single-storey industrial building with precast reinforced concrete unified framework
18 Elevation of industrial buildings

Learning materials and resources

1. Bhavikatti S. Basic civil engineering/ S. Bhavikatti, - New age international publishers,2010. - 287 p.
2. Chudley R. Building Construction Handbook/ R. Chudley, R. Greeno, - Routledge; 8 edition, 2010. – 840 p.
3. Barry R. The Construction of Buildings, Volume 1-5/ R. Barry, - Wiley-Blackwell; 7 edition, 1999. - 288 p.

1. Ernst Neufert, Peter Neufert. Architects' Data, 4th Edition
2. Gorse C. A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (Oxford Quick Reference)/ Gorse C, - Oxford University Press, USA, 2012. – 506 p.
3. Styles K. Working Drawings Handbook/ K. Styles, A. Bichard, - Elsevier, 2004, -162 p.

6. Policies and assessment process of the academic discipline

Assessment methods and rating system of learning results assessment

4 semester: - Theoretical classes (tests) -40 points maximum, 35 –practical works, examination – 15 points theoretical question, 10- practical work

5 semester: - Theoretical classes (tests) -40 points maximum, 35 –practical works, Final control – credit, where 3 points of semester mark equals to 1 point of final semester mark

Table of assessment scores:

Assessment scale
(100 points)
(4 points)
90-100 Excellent А
82-89 Good B
75-81 C
67-74 Fair D
60-66 E
35-59 Poor FX
1-34 F
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