The Architecture Departments' Students Approach to The Reinforced Concrete Course

Akcaer G., SOYLUK A.

7th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Athens, Greece, 5 - 07 February 2015, vol.197, pp.1367-1376 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 197
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.080
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.1367-1376


Reinforced concrete is a kind of structural system, which plays a lead role in shaping the built environment throughout the twentieth century in Turkey and throughout the world. From the beginning of the century this carrier system was seen as part of modernization project in Turkey as in many countries, spread over the entire country in rural and urban areas. This structural system's features, advantages and disadvantages must be known by architects who design the artificial environment. This study has been carried out to examine the approaches for teaching reinforced concrete structures' static and dynamic behavior to architecture department's senior students and to develop a common language use with civil engineers in their professional life. It was conducted on the last year undergraduate students at Gazi University Department of Architecture. A ten-question survey form designed by the researcher to collect data. The students' expectations from reinforced concrete course compared with the current situation by the answers. Currently, the main mission of departments of architecture which give Professional architectural education is to attribute the reinforce concrete courses to numerical analysis in means of resizing the structural elements due to the need to equip the individuals who start education. So this fact it indicates that purely formal evaluation is not sufficient in creation of contemporary architectural spaces equipped with reinforced concrete structural systems. However, some of architecture students never see themselves as a discipline to do calculations or analysis. Crown Copyright (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.