Course Content
Team and Planning
A work plan is an outline of a set of goals and processes by which a team and/or person can accomplish those goals, and offering a better understanding of the scope of the project. Work plans help a team and/or person stay organized while working on projects. Through work plans, you break down a process into small, achievable tasks and identify the things you want to accomplish (source:
The importance of sustainability in construction
Why it is so important to understand what sustainability means? After reading this part you will know the meaning of sustainability and the impact to environment which constructions sector brings today
Green Building
Green building, also known as sustainable building, refers to the design, construction, and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout their entire lifecycle.
Passive and Active Solar Design
In this part you will find out, that: 1. Passive solar design involves using the sun's energy to heat and cool living spaces without mechanical devices. This is achieved through the use of proper orientation, insulation, windows, and thermal mass. 2. Passive cooling reduces heat in a building through natural processes such as ventilation, shading, and radiant barriers. 3. Passive solar windows are designed to increase energy efficiency by minimizing heat loss and gain. 4. The roof of a passive solar building is crucial in maximizing solar gain and energy efficiency. 5. Photovoltaic devices convert solar radiation into electricity and are a popular form of renewable energy. Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source that generates electricity from sunlight. 6. There are three types of solar power systems: on-grid, off-grid, and hybrid. Proper mounting systems for solar panels are necessary for correct installation and positioning in any solar energy system.
Universal Design
Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation of specialized design.
Conceptual Design
In the construction industry, concept design represents the design team's initial response to the client's requirements.
Non-residential Building(s) and Area Development Project
About Lesson

The Vilnius District is a forested area of natural beauty, with many lakes, forest trails, and nature reserves. Vilnius District is also known for its historic towns, where buildings and monuments of different architectural styles can be found. It is a district where nature, culture, and history converge, attracting both locals and tourists. In this context, the urban vision of Vilnius District Municipality is a balanced, ecological and innovative district.

To achieve this goal, the Vilnius District Municipality plans to open up long-awaited public spaces in Nemenčinė to residents and visitors. 

The project area is located in the south-eastern part of Nemenčinė. It covers an area of approximately 27 ha on both sides of the River Neris. The area consists of several plots of land with municipal use rights: area A is for a sports building with a swimming pool, area B is for a football stadium and area C is for recreational purposes. The plots are located on both sides of the River Neris, on the banks of the river. The area is surrounded by pine forests, as is the city. The development of the banks of the Neris in the central part of the city for recreational purposes would be in demand not only by the local population but also by travelers.

The problems of the Area

The River Neris is a Natura 2000 territory – a protected area for habitat protection ( It is necessary to assess the data from the flood risk map. The river bank is quite steep and has not been adapted for bathing, nor is there a marina for water tourism. The forests of the Nemenčinė Regional Unit are classified as the highest (I) level of recreational intensity. On the southern shore, the foresters have established a recreation area with water reservoirs. The design of the area aims to extend the green spaces for common use, providing for the development of public buildings and recreational infrastructure.

Expectations of the Area

To create a sports, health and recreation complex to serve the whole district. A sports building with a swimming pool, a football stadium, an amphitheater, and possibly a building(s) complex with commercial premises. We would like to see this gateway to the city become the calling card of a city open to communication and to have a clear architectural form. The project should present the concept of a new attractive, intelligent sport, health and recreational center and the designed solutions should generate income in the long term, contribute to the improvement of the economic environment, increase employment and solve social problems.