2023-2024 / TREM0002-2

Remediation in Building Technology 1: Basic principles


6h REM

Number of credits

 Bachelor in architecture- crédits 


Guirec Ruellan

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The remediation course consists of a review and re-explanation in a different format of the principles studied in the first quadrennium in the Building Technology 1 course.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student will be able to identify his weaknesses in the Building Technology 1 course: understanding of the principles studied, vocabulary, understanding of the questions asked and the underlying issues, ...

In fine, these are the learning outcomes of the Building Technology 1 course that are targeted:

  • to perceive the multiplicity of the roles assumed by architecture.
  • to understand the role of the technologies implemented to allow the architecture to answer these roles.
  • to perceive the interactions between architecture, building technology and building physics.
  • to interpret the functioning of the structure of a building according to the graphic documents presenting it.
  • to begin to integrate structural thinking into the development of an architectural project.
    read a technical detail and understand the role of the different materials used.
  • to begin to integrate a reflection on the composition of the walls during the development of an architectural project.
  • to know the main technical networks supplying a building.
  • to understand some of the impacts of the building sector on the environment and the tools used to evaluate these impacts.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The learning activity is divided into two parts:

First, students will need to review the content of the Building Technology 1 course to identify their weaknesses and in particular the principles studied that they do not understand. They can also use the feedback from the Building Technology 1 exam provided by SMART to help them do this.

The work sessions themselves will build on this self-critical work to provide clarification. By interacting directly with the supervisors, students have the opportunity to get a more personalized explanation.

It's important to note that re-explanation will only be productive if preceded by self-criticism. Just coming to the session without a question will greatly diminish the interest of these sessions.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Courses given exclusively in person, without recording.

Exchange sessions between small groups of students and the supervisors.

Recommended or required readings

Books for optional consultation available in the university libraries:

  • Jancovici, J.-M., Blain, C., & Sapin, C. (2021). Le monde sans fin.
  • Ching, F. (2015). Architecture: form, space, & order
  • Provost, M., Attas, D., & De Kemmeter, P. (2011). Comment tout ça tient???: voyage au pays des structures
  • Ching, F. (2014). Building construction illustrated
  • Neufert, E., et al. (2014). Neufert?: les éléments des projets de construction
  • Bouteveille, U. (2013). La construction, comment ça marche???: toutes les techniques de construction en images
  • Gonzalo, R. (2008). Architecture et efficacité énergétique : Principes de conception et de construction.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



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