When: September 16 to May 17
What: Eleven carpenter-Joiner apprentices and three managers from the ZI-Holzbau training centre in the town of Biberach (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) joined Dublin School of Architecture on a two week Erasmus-funded mobility in late September. They came to improve their English and BIM skills, attend lectures and collaborate with DSA students. The design-and-build project was to create a 3.5m high, 30 m2 building materials shelter. It was built over many months by students and lecturers.
Where: Dublin School of Architecture and rear yard of DIT Linenhall.
Who (DIT): The students of DT175 Architectural Technology, Year 2 (especially Michael Wood, Liam McKiernan, Kevin O’Halloran, Nala Ghantous, Jordan Heeney and Alex Forde, Dariusz Grabus); The students of DT69 Timber Product Technology, Year 2 (Alex Byrne, Jamie Black, Robert Blake, Eoghan Purtell, Cianan McNally); student Jiri Dobrovolny of DT117/4 (who assisted with health and safety overview). Lecturers involved were Alan O’Donnell, Noel Brady, Tony Hayes, Ray English, Jim Roche, Aidan Ryan and Marcin Wojcik, Joseph Little (AHoS).
Who (ZI-Holzbau ): The ZI-Holzbau team from Biberach, Germany.
Sponsors: Materials suppliers: Brooks (who supplied timber and sundries), Irish Rollforming (who supplied metal deck, gutters, downpipes and trims), and Masonry Fixings (who supplied long screw fixings, bolts and sundries). Financial support: Some funding support carried over from the Peter Rice Summer Workshop of Summer 2016. Festool and Topcon also contributed equipment and time.