Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Technological Innovation

AR-487

Lecturer(s) :

Tombesi Paolo

Language:

English

Summary

Technological Innovation has three aims. It seeks to: a) examine how new products and processes are developed specifically in or for the building sector, b) discuss the elements constraining their dissemination, and c) lay out a theory of how success can be determined.

Content

By looking at technical change as the result of specific industrial dynamics, the class will clarify how technological innovation in building takes on different meanings depending on context, markets and economic cycles. This type of understanding should inform building actors' strategies and government policy.

The objectives embedded in the program can be described as follows:

  1. Introduce students to product substitution processes and their logics in the construction industry.
  2. Articulate the impact of `non-building' factors over introduction and dissemination of change in building.
  3. Clarify the extent to which the construction industry operates in conjunction with manufacturing, real estate and policy sectors.
  4. Enable students identify the conditions allowing technological transformations to take place.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

AR-401(n) Theorie et critique du projet MA1 (Tombesi and Pathiraja)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Content will be delivered through lectures and amplified through seminar discussion and case-study development.

Assessment methods

Assessment revolves around three components:

Resources

Bibliography

General references provided by the instructor in the course of the semester.

In the programs

  • Architecture, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Technological Innovation
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Architecture, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Technological Innovation
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16 AAC132
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German