As a part of second year 4th Semester curriculum students visited CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Tharamani, Chennai on 4th March 2016 to gain knowledge about the innovative building materials and construction techniques on different components of buildings developed by the research organizations.
As a part of academic curriculum, the second years made a comprehensive study of a rural settlement to create a holistic understanding of the socio – cultural, geographic, and economic aspects that shape the built environment.
Students were taken to a village SIRUKARUMBUR in Vellore district for on site documentation of the village in three phases.
|Phase – I||Visual and Socio Economic Documentation||12th Jan ’16 – 13th Jan’ 16|
|Phase – II||Physical Documentation||31st Jan’ 16 – 3rd Feb’ 16|
|Phase – III||Vernacular study Documentation||12th Feb’ 16 – 15th Feb’ 16|
Students got exposure to the methodology of conducting various surveys covering physical, visual characteristics and socio economic aspects. They were able to understand the vernacular and traditional architecture involving local building materials and construction techniques.