Criteria to design farm buildings at low environmental impact. Building and plant-engineering solutions to limit emissions to atmosphere, soil and water. Housing solutions and animal welfare. Health protection of livestock farms. Management and treatment of farm wastes. Biogas plants.
The professor gives to the students the presentations used in the lessons (pdf format), by means of e-learning Platform Moodle.
Knowledge acquired: the main goal is to form the students in relation to problems concerning the working of an environmentally friendly livestock building. Competence acquired (at the end of the course): Methods to evaluate an animal house, taking into consideration the goal of minimizing the environmental impact and respecting animal wellbeing. Skills acquired (at the end of the course): the student must acquire capacities necessary to evaluate an animal house, characterized by low environmental impact, favourable for animal wellbeing and for the quality of products.
Courses to be used as requirements (required and/or recommended)
Courses required: no
Courses recommended: no
Total hours of the course (including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations, etc...): 75
Hours reserved to private study and other individual formative activities: 51
Contact hours for: Lectures (hours): 14
Contact hours for: Laboratory (hours): 0
Contact hours for: Laboratory-field/practice (hours): 8
Seminars (hours): 2
Intermediate examinations (hours): 0
Frequency of lectures, practice and lab: recommended
Teaching tools: Tv projector, e-learning (Moodle).
Type of Assessment
Final oral exam.
Criteria to design farm buildings at low environmental impact. Criteria for restoration and reuse of rural buildings. Building materials. Building and plant-engineering solutions to limit emissions to atmosphere, soil and water. Relations between farm and agro-industrial buildings and rural landscape: building solutions, building materials. Buildings for housing of cattle and pigs.
Housing solutions and animal welfare. Housing solutions and environmental impact. Systems in the building for a right management of animal wastes.
Main solutions for energy saving in farm buildings. Treatment of farm wastes. Biogas plants.
Design of farm buildings (in information room – CAD).