HKU Inter-disciplinary Design Project Are you ready for the challenge? http://www.hku.hk/bse/interdisciplinary
Background• History: • First started in 2001-2002 • Jointly organised by HKU’s Departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Dept. of Real Estate and Construction also joins in 2006• Course codes: • ARCH3001 – Architectural design V • BBSE3005 – Inter-disciplinary building services design • CIVL3023 – Inter-disciplinary design project • RECO2001 – Surveying studio II• Proposed student grouping:- • 1 Arch + 1 BSE/ME + 1 Civil/Env + 1 Surveying
Objectives• To create a multidisciplinary team environment for students to participate and understand the rationales and requirements of building design process• To enable students to investigate and learn various skills for interdisciplinary design• To develop students’ knowledge and skills in integrated building design with a focus on creative, sustainable and appropriate solutions
Past Project Themes• 2005-06 • An Equestrian (Horse-riding) Centre in Hong Kong• 2004-05 • An Exploratory and Training Centre for Traditional Boat Building• 2003-04 • Demonstration Centre for the New Era of Transport• 2002-03 • (1) HKU University Buildings: the South Site, University Drive, (2) New Star Ferry Terminal at Central, (3) Optical Fiber Factory at the Tai Po Industrial Estate• 2001-02 • Kadoorie Farm’s Research and Visitors Centre
Project Theme 2006-2007• Retail and Entertainment Centre• Location: • Causeway Bay (in between Lee Garden Road, Fu Ming Street, Percival Street and Hennessy Road) (Source: CentaMap.com) (Source: maps.google.com)
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services DesignCourse Description• Current operation: • 6 credit units for BSE/ME students • Compulsory for BSE students; elective for ME students • Duration: about 1.5 semester (finish by March/April)• Design process: • Stage 1 – Conceptual Design (Inter-disciplinary) • Arch + Civil/Env + BSE/ME + Survey students working together • Stage 2 – Detailed Design (Intra-disciplinary) • BSE/ME students to develop the design solution further
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services Design Oral presentations made by BSE/ME students Stage 1 – Conceptual Design Stage 2 – Detailed Design
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services Design Reports prepared by BSE/ME students Design folder Stage 1 design report Stage 2 design report
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services DesignIntegration of Knowledge• The design project is related to other BSE courses • BBSE2001 Utility Services • BBSE2002 Electrical Power Supply and Lighting Engineering • BBSE2003 Project and Contract Management • BBSE3003 Fire Protection Engineering • BBSE3004 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration • MECH3005 Building Services • MECH3023 Building Energy Management and Control Systems• Students can integrate the learning effectively
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services DesignProgramme 2006-2007• First semester:- • Sep 2006: Background Research • Oct 2006: Design Concepts • 31-Oct-06: Interim Crit Presentation • Nov/Dec 2006: Design Development • 05-Dec-06: Final Crit Presentation• Second semester: • Jan-Mar/Apr 2007: Detailed Design • 28-Mar-2007: Stage 2 Oral Presentation
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services DesignBackground Research• Objective: To develop and evaluate the basic information about the site conditions, client’s requirements and design strategy.• Research Method: Students will be divided into study groups with 4 to 5 persons in each group and will carry out the investigations to develop the key information of the project in 2 weeks time. They shall discuss with the design tutors to seek for advice and guidance.
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services DesignBackground Research• Scope of Work: The research study shall focus on three principal areas. The aim is to search, collect and assess the essential information and data that are critical for planning, designing and operating the facilities in this project. • (a) Site Conditions and Environment • Site access, transportation and circulation • Surrounding buildings and neighbourhood settings • Climatic conditions, ventilation, air quality and noise • Soil conditions (geotechnical) • History and social culture
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services DesignBackground Research• Scope of Work: (cont’d) • (b) Client’s Requirements and Goals • Overall theme and quality of the project development • General requirements and targets (functional and technical) • Specific requirements and preference (technical and contractual) • Project duration and time phasing
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BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services DesignBackground Research• Scope of Work: (cont’d) • (c) (Building Services) Design Strategy and Constraints • Design objectives and design criteria • Local regulations, authority approval and design practices • Cost estimate and budget (preliminary) • Coordination with building structure, architectural finishes and other services • Utility connections and plant rooms (space requirements) • Energy efficiency, sustainability and maintainability • Design flexibility and reliability
BBSE3005 Inter-disciplinary Building Services DesignBackground Research• Expected Outcome: Students shall analyse and organise their research findings in a systematic way so that the key information can be identified and used in the later design stages. • The information shall be documented clearly in the design folder and proper citations shall be provided to the references and information sources. • Each student group will make an oral presentation (15 minutes each) to explain the major findings.