Guillaume Habert: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2016

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Guillaume Habert
LehrgebietNachhaltiges Bauen
Adresse
Inst. Bau-&Infrastrukturmanagement
ETH Zürich, HIL F 27.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 633 05 60
E-Mailhabert@ibi.baug.ethz.ch
DepartementBau, Umwelt und Geomatik
BeziehungAusserordentlicher Professor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
101-0588-01LRe-/Source the Built Environment3 KP2SG. Habert
KurzbeschreibungAfter a presentation of the general environmental context and sustainability issues, this course will present the environmental impact of the different building materials and the technical possibilities to improve them.
LernzielAfter the lecture series, the students are aware of the main challenges for the production and use of building materials.
InhaltThe lecture series is divided as follows:
Lectures 1 to 3: In a first phase, the students study the LCA methodology and the software assiciated.

In a second phase 4 to10: the student learn the environmental impacts of different building materials and implement these calculations in a virtual building.

Finally, they work on the imporvement potentials of this building.
SkriptFor each lecture slides will be provided.
LiteraturBasic knowledge of environmental assessment tools is a prerequisite for this class.

Students that have not done classwork in this topic before are required to read an appropriate textbook before or at the beginning of this course (e.g. Baumann&Tillman, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to LCA: An Orientation in Life Cycle ssessment Methodology and Applications, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2004).
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe 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.

However, a particular interest in physical and chemical properties of building materials is recommended.
101-0588-02LGrounded Materials Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximal 4 Studenten pro Departement:
D-BAUG
D-ARCH
D-USYS
D-MATL
D-GESS (nur Science, Technology and Policy MSc)
4 KP6GG. Habert
KurzbeschreibungGrounded Materials will develop sustainable building materials by disrupting current teaching in two fundamental ways. First instead of studying each material separately we will combine them in creative and unexpected ways - we call this trans-material. Secondly, we will work with selected stakeholders to ground construction materials in a societal context - we call this trans-disciplinary.
LernzielOverview
Teaching of the block course "Grounded Materials" brings together the knowledge of the chair of Sustainable Construction (SC), the Transdisciplinarity Lab (TdLab) and Atelier Matières à Construire (Amàco) through trans-material and trans-disciplinary approaches. Students receive input, do experiments and workshops to develop skills in materials, creating materials, construction with materials and the relationship of materials to stakeholders and their role in the construction industry. The aim is to convey a holistic approach to materials teaching and their role for sustainable development.

"Grounded Materials" is built on two pillars:
Teaching Trans-Material
Instead of teaching wood, steel and concrete we teach the constituting matter of all materials like fibres, grains and binders across different materials. Materials thus can be differently reconstituted, e.g. through a locally specific or available assembly of matter.
Together with experts on material sciences, students will experiment with materials and their physical properties. Concrete is made of grains and a binder. However, the physical properties that allows to improve strength properties through packing optimisation in concrete can also be used to other contexts such as for instance desert sand, earth and all sort of urban waste. Similar attitudes considering fibres or binding agent allows a true trans-material approach.

Teaching Trans-Disciplinary
In addition to the environmental considerations, future engineers and architects have to consider increasingly complex societal context. "Grounded Materials" considers construction materials, and potential future materials in relation to their societal impact and in negotiation with selected stakeholders in this field (producers, users, developers, owners,...).
Together with experts, "Grounded Materials" will provide a forum for students to explore materials in dialog with stakeholders from the construction sector considering social and environmental constraints. Sustainable construction materials will be grounded in discussion between students, scientists, builders and producers to enable addressing emergent issues related to society and the environment.

Proceedings
In the first five days students will be exposed to basic trans-material and trans-disciplinary principles. This will allow them to frame the problem at stake and fix key parameters and constraints for the development of a new sustainable material.
The experimental lectures will showcase materials science through a series of innovative, and at times counterintuitive experiments. Here physical phenomena are presented through simple sensitive experiments. Creative sessions will allow students to freely explore various ideas for innovative materials design.
In terms of trans-disciplinary teaching, students will also be guided through three different activities during which they will engage with stakeholders, site visits, consultation and co-creation activities.
In addition to the trans-material, and trans-disciplinary teaching, students will receive a series of inputs, in the form of introductory lectures on the societal and environmental challenges facing the built environment.

In the second part of course, the students will work collaboratively on the challenge of developing a grounded material that responds to specific constraints and parameters. The students will receive guidance, through departmental tutors, material experts, and interactions with stakeholders during these work sessions.

Further Information:
- Chair of Sustainable Construction, Prof. Dr. Guillaume Habert (Host), Dr. Coralie Brumaud and Sasha Cisar, http://www.ibi.ethz.ch/sc/
- D-USYS TdLAB, http://www.tdlab.usys.ethz.ch/
- Atelier Matières à Construire (Amàco), http://www.amaco.org/

All inquiries can be directed to: grounded.materials@ibi.baug.ethz.ch
InhaltThe following topics give an overview of the themes that are to be worked on during the lecture.

- Trans-Material: Experiments to understand physical properties of materials and how materials are created in order to achieve sustainable construction
- Trans-Disciplinary: Workshops and site-visits, stakeholder interaction and negotiating social dimension of sustainable construction
- Project: Application of learned knowledge in developing a material and building element, in negotiation with stakeholder and aligned with sustainable development
SkriptAll relevant information will be online available before the block course.
LiteraturA list of the basic literature will be offered on a specific online platform that could be used by all students attending the block course.
101-0608-00LBuilding Materials and Sustainability
Prerequisite: Sustainable construction (101-0577-00L). Otherwise a special permisson by the lecturer is required.
3 KP2GG. Habert
KurzbeschreibungAfter a presentation of the general environmental context and sustainability issues, this course will present practical example that help to promote sustainable practice in the built environment.
A particular focus will be done on the question of material and energy savings in regards to future urbanisation and climate challenges.
LernzielAfter the lecture series, the students are aware of the main challenges for a sustainable planning in the built environment.

They have an understanding on the

The built environment is here seen as the buildings and the infrastructure that need to be built and operated in order to supply our activities.
InhaltThe lecture series is divided as follows:
Lectures 1 to 5: In a first phase, the students study the basics of sustainable construction. They learn about General environmental context and sustainability issues. They learn also about assessment methods and sustainability certificates. The fifth lecture closes with a graded test. This accounts for 50 percent of the total grade for the semester.

Lectures 6 to 11: In the main block, the different constructive techniques are presented and discussed. An attention is paid to highlight the consequences of using one constructive technique in term of construction process as well as maintenance aspects during all the service life of the structure. Conventional (concrete, steel, precast, fired clay bricks) as well as non-conventional (organic fibres, bamboo, earth, stone) techniques will be studied.

Lecture 12: The final phase summarizes the lecture series and provides the possibility to discuss the main findings and conclusions.

Additional lecture: An excursion to a site where one of the presented constructive technique will take place.
SkriptFor each lecture slides will be provided.
LiteraturBasic knowledge of environmental assessment tools is a prerequisite for this class. Students that have not done classwork in this topic before are required to read an appropriate textbook before or at the beginning of this course (e.g. Baumann&Tillman, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to LCA: An Orientation in Life Cycle ssessment Methodology and Applications, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2004).

Suggested reading list:
Meadows et al. Limits to growth, the 30 year update
MacKay, Sustainability without hot air
Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe 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 UWIS.
No lecture will be given during Seminar week.

Currently, our other lecture series "Sustainable Construction" is offered in the autumn semester is aimed to provide a general understanding of the topic.
A second lecture on the various available certification labels for buildings is offered in the autumn semester.
Finally, the lecture series "Building materials and sustainability" will further deepen the basic knowledge of sustainable construction through the in depth analysis of the main sustainability issues related to the different building materials and their improvment potentials.

Attendance of the autumn semester lectures is not a prerequisite for this lecture series.