|The Technologies for Mediterranean Dwelling Laboratory has as its aim activities related to teaching, research and knowledge transfer of a new building culture that is based on the principles of sustainability in the environmental, social and economic context of the Mediterranean. TAM operates in the field of integrated development for dwelling in the Mediterranean region, in support of the scientific research, teaching, knowledge transfer and services activities of the Department of Architecture, the School of Architecture and the University of Florence, and together with the activities of the Inter-University Research Centre ABITA (which is a part of DIDA), as well as in partnership with other departments and research centres both in Italy and abroad. The Laboratory is a multi-functional, multi-media space as well, devoted to the presentation of innovative systems and components for sustainable construction.
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Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 - 12:30
The Technologies for Mediterranean Dwelling Laboratory carries out activities in support of teaching, research and knowledge transfer of a new building culture that is based on the principles of sustainability in the environmental, social and economic context of the Mediterranean.
The display of materials and components.
The TAM Laboratory is mainly a multi-functional, multi-media space devoted to the presentation of innovative materials, systems and components for sustainable construction using 1:1 scale models of quality building components related to Mediterranean dwelling and to second and third cycle teaching and research activities.
The display follows the constructive path, and allows the user to physically see and touch in full scale the technological systems, including those concerning the foundations, external walls, roofing and equipment, as well as the innovations regarding active and passive systems (solar and photovoltaic panels, green walls, solar shielding, dynamic facade systems, dry construction elements, etc.).
This activity envisages:
The TAM Laboratory through its exhibition space favours educational activities, both concerning academics (first, second and third cycle degrees) and the continuing education of architects (mandatory professional updating) of civil engineers and surveyors, and establishes itself as an centre of excellence in technological knowledge transfer.
The TAM Laboratory favours as well the integrated development of research activities concerning new building envelope systems and components, collaborating with firms active in the field and providing them with support at all phases, from the design to the experimentation, testing and technological transfer, thus linking the project to the production, especially through:
Open-air testing chamber for facade components
The TAM Laboratory runs the Test Cell (Labimed), an open-air testing chamber for measuring the dynamic thermal and energy performance of wall components under changing external climatic conditions.
The Laboratory envisages vocational and educational activities, including traineeships related to the research projects in process, up to a maximum of three active trainees at a time (up to 4 in case of overlapping trainees).
Trainees may also participate actively in the research projects and activities undertaken under agreement by the TAM Laboratory.The Traineeship will provide the student with CFU (University Educational Credits) and in agreement with the Order of Architects, with CFP (Professional Educational Credits).
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