Learning outcomes (archief Sustainable and resilient infrastructure and buildings)

Learning outcomes for projects

  • The student is familiar with the methods to find information in the literature and can apply these to find information.
  • The student can apply literature data to chart a practical problem.
  • The student develops a research attitude and is capable of solving a practical problem.
  • The student can apply current engineering knowledge to the problem at hand.
  • The student is able to set up a planning, divide the work and sticks to the arrangements that have been made.
  • The student can work in an international and multidisciplinary team, virtually as well as face-to face.
  • The student can elaborate correctly on a well-defined project in an international and multidisciplinary team.
  • The student knows the reporting requirements and can make a written report concerning the project.
  • The student can orally present the project in front of fellow students and professors.
  • The student is able to situate the results of his/her project in an international context in which economy, social context, ecology, ethics and safety play an important role.

Learning outcomes for lectures

LecturesLearning outcomes
1Sustainable pavement structures at Port of Antwerp1) Importance of loading on performance of road structures
2) Selection of materials in order to achieve sustainable port road structures
3) Importance of test tracks for applied research
4) Techniques to evaluate state of the road
2WonderWalls: Greening the building envelope with vertical greening systems – benefits and environmental impact uncovered!?1) System types mapped
2) Concerns investigated
3) Learnings from case studies
3Opportunities for sustainability in tunneling projectsAfter this lecture the student will have gained technical  knowledge and insight about:
1) Clean operations
2) Tunneling life cycles
3) Road tunnels
4) Freight distribution
4Introduction in industrial water treatment technologies1) Objective of water treatment in an industrial environment
2) Different water treatment technologies and selection models
3) Case studies in an environmental and economic context
5Contribution of pavement surface characteristics to sustainabilityThe student receives content about:
1) Characterization of traditional pavement surface characteristics,
2) New surface characteristics based on sustainability requirements;
3) Techniques to provide new functions (functionalize) to pavement surfaces: photocatalytic, self-cleaning, superhydrophobic, anti-ice, among others;
With these, the student will be able to make an Assessment of the impacts.
6BIMAfter the lecture, the student will have knowledge about:
1) Technology BIM,
2) Trends and news in technologies,
3) Gaining knowledge on the improvement of investment preparation and implementation processes.
7Structures for Sustainable OceansThe student will gather knowledge about:
1) Main threats and challenges nowadays posed to Oceans heath;
2) Approaches and strategies aimed at designing structures for sustainable exploitation of Oceans, including monitoring, modelling, habitats regeneration using constructed reefs;
3) Decision support models and oceans accounting.
8Sustainable pavement designAfter the lecture the students will be familiarized with (and intrigued for further research into) the following topics/concepts/elements:
1) The concept of sustainability in pavements
2) The concept of pavement design
3) Basic parameters for designing a sustainable pavement
4) Innovative technologies used in long-life pavements
5) Future perspectives-challenges
9Remote inspection and pathology detection using UAVs1) The usage of UAVs as tools for constructions inspection
2) Pros and cons of the technology
3) Limitations of the usage of UAVs on the EU framework
4) Examples of the usage of advanced techniques based on AI for image processing and pa-thologies detection and characterization
10Combining (non-)destructive techniques for the
condition assessment of existing concrete structures:
essential steps to come to a durable repair strategy
The student will be able to explain and use:
1) Concept of durable repair strategy
2) Durability related properties of concrete in a structure: 
3) Effect of corrosion on service life of existing concrete structures
4) Use of (N)DT’s as diagnosis and assessment tools
11Circular Bridges by RRRThe student will be able to explain and use:
1) Design of circular bridges – durability aspects
2) RRR: difference of recycling, reducing,  reuse in case of bridges
3) Some cases of circular bridges
12The use of biomasses in pavement engineeringAfter the lecture the students will be familiarized with (and intrigued for further research into) the following topics/concepts/elements:
1) Biomasses-definition/acquisition
2) How a biomass can be incorporated into pavement design and maintenance
3) Ongoing applications of biomasses in pavements worldwide
4) Future perspectives-challenges
13Decoding the material-energy-carbon nexus for sustainable built environmentAfter the lecture, the student will have knowledge about:
1) Specific tools (e.g., LCA, MFA) to quantify life cycle environmental impacts
2) Application of these tools in the built environment
3) Strategies to improve built environment sustainability
14Energy performance of buildings in terms of their sustainabilityThe students will have knowledge and insight about:
1) Understanding the energy demand in buildings;
2) Levels of building energy performance;
3) Impact of external parameters (climate, location, wind) on energy efficiency in buildings;
4) Impact of internal parameters (building geometry, size, orientation, buffer zones, thermal insulation, air tightness, thermal mass, glazing properties) on energy efficiency in buildings
15Construction of an industrial pavilionAfter the lecture the students will be aware of the existence of the most basic structural elements necessary in an industrial building
16The Electric Intelligent Bus (EIB), a new mobility model
17Structural Health Monitoring1) The importance of early damage detection on civil engineering structures
2) Difficulties associated with the practical implementation of SHM systems
3) Examples of different approaches, techniques and sensors used on SHM
4) Results and evaluation of SHM analyses