Urban And Environmental Applied Physics (4 CFU) - 1 year of post-graduate (advanced) degree in Architecture and city sustainability
A/A 2020/2021 - Calendar and multimedia material
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ATTENTION: due to the continuing risks associated with the COVID-19 emergency, this course is ONLY ONLINE at least for the first semester A/Y 2020/2021.

N.B: for the program, the exam procedures, the dates of the exams, etc. see the institutional web page of the course:

Urban And Environmental Applied Physics


This course assumes that students have already acquired some basic knowledge during their three-years degree, and in particular:

If necessary, students who are not already in possession of these basic knowledge can integrate their cultural background by using the teaching material (slides, handouts, video recording of the lessons) taken from the web page of the Environmental Technical Physics course held over the years past:

Flipped Classroom

The first half of the course (corresponding to the 1st cycle of lessons) is set with the methodology known as "flipped classroom": the didactic part of the teaching makes use of multimedia material made available on this website (NOT on ELLY or on other poorly expandable platforms), as better specified in the following calendar.
During online meetings orgainzed on MS Teams, students should report to the class after viewing and studying the material relevant to each lesson. In the virtual classroom the activity is carried out as a "workshop", based on the solution of concrete verification or design problems.
The teacher and the students themselves alternate on the blackboard, solving problems also in numerical form and carrying out project calculations and sizing.
The first part of the course is aimed at providing students with technical language, knowledge and design skills with reference to the following topics:

  1. Energy requirement for heating and air conditioning of buildings
  2. Noise pollution and acoustic classification of the territory - verification of compliance with the zone limits
  3. Verification of passive acoustic requirements of buildings
  4. Energy requirement for interior lighting of buildings
  5. Energy requirement for street lighting
  6. Verification of the thermal and hygrometric insulation of the building envelope
  7. Verification of the acoustic and lighting performances of the windows of a building

Exam Project (Laboratory)
The activity carried out in the first part of the course is aimed at developing a project, to be carried out during the second part (from March 2021 onwards), which is assigned to groups of 4 students, and which constitutes during this phase the main activity carried out in the classroom.
Students are entrusted with the drafting of a project related to a building inserted in an urban context with high population density, for which they will have to produce all the technical documentation required by the current regulatory framework: certificates of energy performance, classification of acoustic performances, report of verification of lighting requirements.
At each lesson, some students present the progress of their project and the whole class interacts providing suggestions and criticisms.
The final aim of the laboratory is the production of an elaborate, consisting of a technical report and some graphic tables, which will form the basis of evaluation together with the work done in the classroom.

Calendar of Lessons
(NB: the dates indicated for each topic are provisional, the calendar will undergo changes as the various topics are carried out)


In this section the calendar of lessons will be inserted and links to download the multimedia material to support the "flipped classroom" will be gradually added.
To understand what type of material it is, simply visit the linked page on the course Fisica Tecnica Ambientale of previous academic year.

ATTENTION!!! Due to the precarious health conditions of the teacher, the first interactive lessons will take place no earlier than November. Please avoid writing to the teacher asking when they will take place. As soon as I know, I will post the dates in the calendar here. And in no case I ever communicated anything to a single student, leaving the others in the dark. So writing me, asking for news, is simply stupid, and given my current health conditions, I would also say disrespectful.


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Latest revision: 22/09/2020