Design and Construction of Environmental High Performance Hybrid Engineered Timber Buildings


O1. Competency framework

The Competency framework helps to answer the question “what competencies of students have to be developed in the education of the design and construction of hybrid engineered timber buildings?”. The report consists of four chapters. In Chapter 1, the results of the survey of business companies from Denmark, Austria, Spain, Latvia, and Lithuania are summarized. Chapter 2 provides information on available education in timber design and construction at participating universities. Chapter 3 analyzes available best practices and modules at the international level. In Chapter 4, the mapping of competencies across participating higher education institutions and in accordance to labour market needs is provided. The most important competencies are distinguished. The Competency framework is dedicated to higher education institutions, in particular, teachers.

O2. Curriculum of E-learning Course "Design and Construction of Hybrid Engineered Timber Buildings"

Curriculum of the new e-learning course “Design and Construction of Hybrid Engineered Timber Buildings” contains 9 ECTS and is dedicated to architectural design, architectural technology, construction technology, civil engineering, real estate management and related BSc/BA specializations. Curriculum covers general description of the module, learning objectives, division of learning hours, annotation, aim, learning and teaching strategies, intended learning outcomes, study and assessment methods, lecture topics, tasks for project based learning, recommended learning materials, and required IT resources. Curriculum can be used by higher education institutions, in particular teachers.
Document: O2_Module_Curriculum.pdf

O3. E-learning platform

E-learning platform is dedicated to delivery of the e-learning course “Design and Construction of Hybrid Engineered Timber Buildings”. The platform contains a general description of the course and 7 sections: PBL and sustainability; Architectural design with Timber (principals, case studies); Hybrid-Timber as a building Material (products, building physics); Construction with Timber (statics, facades, details); Site Management (assembly and logistics); Assignments, Additional information (including joint academic publications). The platform can be used for educational and research purposes. It is open to all students, teachers, researchers, and other stakeholders who are interested in sustainable hybrid timber construction.
The link: https://www.hybridtimber.eu/moodle/

O4. Joint academic publications

The list of joint academic publications includes 6 full-text publications in the academic journals, 3 publications in the conference proceedings and 6 publications in the book of conference abstracts. Publications cover topics on sustainable timber construction, sustainable education and related aspects. All publications were published in open access journals/conference proceedings/books of abstracts, thus are easily accessible to students, academics, businesses and wider community. Publications can be used in education process of the students, as well as a resource for further research of teachers/researchers.
Document: O4_Joint_academic_publications.pdf