Two-day Training Programme for Architecture Students
A two-day training programme was organised by GRIHA Council on 28th & 29th November, 2019 for the students of CMR University – School of Architecture, Bangalore undergoing B.Arch. degree.
During the first half of Day 1, a presentation on green buildings was delivered to impart knowledge to the students on green buildings, the GRIHA rating process, criteria requirements, and compliance measures including good and bad practices under GRIHA version 2015. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.
In the second half, the students were taught to calculate day lighting in buildings. This was followed by an exercise where the students were given a building plan and were required to calculate daylit area for various rooms. The students were also trained in designing shading devices for windows. As an exercise, the students were asked to design shading devices for certain windows demarcated in the building plan. The exercise concluded with discussion on the same.
Day 2 commenced with a session on Human Comfort (visual, thermal, and acoustic), in which the students were taught about the NBC 2005, CPCB guidelines and codes to be followed for achieving human comfort in buildings. A field visit was also conducted within the campus to teach students about visual, thermal, and acoustic comfort. This field exercise helped students understand the importance of designing buildings keeping in mind a comfortable environment for the occupants of the building. A visual, thermal, and acoustic audit was also undertaken by students by GRIHA Council officials.
The students were taught about the importance of Construction Management in the second half of day 2. This was followed by an exercise and discussion on the same.
64 students from the university participated in the two-day programme. The students were enthusiastic throughout the training programme and learnt from the lectures and exercise. Certificates of participation were distributed to students at the end of the second day.