1 Bari Polytechnic (ITALY)
2 University of Bari (ITALY)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Pages: 2921-2927
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
The Polytechnic of Bari is using a formulation of the degree course in architecture in three cycles, the first two are two-year courses with pre-determined, while the third cycle (coinciding with the fifth year of the course) is divided into "workshops degree" composed normally by six students. These "workshops" provide for the conduct of coordinated exams on a common theme, and that fed into the final dissertation.

From this academic year, for laboratories whose theme focuses on the institutional activities of the Polytechnic, the students are asked for an additional preliminary work: to coordinate the activities of the year with an overall of the timetable that balances the needs of the intermediate examinations and running of the activities of each course.

The instrument of the timetable has led to the Assumption of responsibility for the students as each "activity" was headed to a coordinator in charge. The continuous updating of the status of work is proving to be an essential tool to define in progress the necessary adjustments to optimize the work.

The students have identified, within the timetable, a lineup of mutual dependencies of the different activities that lead to the development of the overall work. In this lineup has shown a "critical" path: the one that determines the maximum time the production process.
On this "critical" path potential cushions were provided, in the case any unforeseen or delays would happen. The timetable has also highlighted the optimization of resources showing on the one hand the fact that some students could be overloaded and others are not fully productive, on the other hand, it enabled to highlight the possibility that some highly educational activities in some periods of the year could not be fully followed by some students who had excessive simultaneous commitments. This has allowed us to optimize the full curriculum.

Two "workshops degree" for now, have joined this formulation of the work, dealing with: the first one on the postseismic recovery of the heritage in the province of Modena and in particular on the "Castle" in San Felice Sul Panaro in agreement with the Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage for Emilia Romagna. The other on a plan of development and recovery of the historical center of the site of Beit Jala (near Bethlehem) as part of the international Program of Support for the Palestinian Communities.
Timetable, Professional tools, workshop.