The Same’ Polytechnic College is a proposed vocational training institution in the United Republic of Tanzania to provide educational opportunities which increase human capital, with the goal of reducing severe levels of poverty.
The challenge of design-for-sustainability is to balance the need to educate about design process as an intelligent discipline while using the content of social, economic, and environmental factors as the space of design decision-making.
by Montserrat Delpino-Chamy, María Isabel Rivera, and Mabel Alarcon
Considering the complexity of ecological and social challenges, universities and the teaching of architecture offer a unique opportunity to create real-life design problems from their local communities, thereby engaging their students in the learning process.
An integrated design process ideally involves close coordination among the professionals designing architectural, structural, and mechanical systems, and with the construction team and manufacturers of building products.
Design Integration can be characterized as a working method that is iterative, continuously collaborative, and information-rich, and is targeted at optimizing the environmental, economic, and experiential performance of a building.
Service learning engages students with community partners in creating products for public benefit, allowing students to learn field research and design communication methods while contributing their time and expertise.
Educators and practitioners have come to the consensus that Building Information Modeling (BIM) has radically transformed how the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry practices and operates.
In alignment with the rapid advancement of cyber-physical technologies in an information age, we are faced with complex problems that go beyond the kind of challenges that designers had to deal with in the past.
It is clear that building energy performance plays an essential role in architecture and in architectural practice, not only for reasons of occupant comfort and energy efficiency but also for minimal code compliance.