First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG01122491, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0065, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUSBANDRY BUILDING AND DESIGN
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge STEFANO GUERCINI AGR/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/10 Rural Construction and Environmental Land Management 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 GUERCINI STEFANO (Presidente)
FRISO DARIO (Membro Effettivo)
7 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 GUERCINI STEFANO (Presidente)
FRISO DARIO (Membro Effettivo)

Target skills and knowledge: Approach to the animal buildings and structures from an integrated point of view: general dimensioning, design, animal welfare, legal and environmental aspects, management.
Course unit contents: - Static elements: analysis of loads, strength of materials, constraints and reactions of restraint. Building materials: types, characteristics and criteria of choice. Tutorials on arguments.
- Fundamentals of heat transfer, animal heat environment, heat and moisture control in buildings. Calculation of heating and cooling a building. Tutorials: calculation of the thermal insulation of a building.
- Ventilation techniques and environmental control; calculation of ventilation flow rates and criteria for selection of equipment for environmental control in animal houses. Tutorials: sizing a system for environmental control.
- Dairy cattle housing, beef housing, swine housig, poultry housing, horse housing.
- Buildings and structures in relation to the stable. Milking installations. Tutorials: dimensioning of a barn and facilities necessary for its functioning.
- Structures and systems for the management of livestock wastes. Energy exploitation of livestock wastes. Tutorials: dimensioning of a sequence.
- Livestock herds and normative constraints of the sector: urban planning and construction law, environmental law, legislation on animal welfare legislation on labor safety. Reflections on design mode; approach to CAD.
- Designing a livestock center: planning and organizational aspects. Design criteria of a rural building: functional aspects and economic, the design process, security. Tutorials: dimensioning of a farm; setting up a construction project; normative references.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R. Chiumenti, Costruzioni Rurali. Bologna: Edagricole, --. vale l'ultima edizione (2004) Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Rossi, A. Gastaldo, P. Ferrari, Ricoveri, attrezzature e impianti per l'allevamento dei suini. --: Edizioni L'Informatore Agrario, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Rossi, S. Betti, Stalle per vacche da latte. --: Edizioni L'Informatore Agrario, 1999. seconda edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • J.A. Lindley, J.H. Whitaker, Agricultural Buildings and Structures. --: ASAE, 1996. disponibile per consultazione Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Animal Production & Aquacultural Engineering Vol II. --: CIGR-ASAE, 1999. disponibile per consultazione
  • P. Rossi, A. Gastaldo, P. Ferrari, Strutture, attrezzature e impianti per le vacche da latte. --: Edizioni L'Informatore Agrario, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo
  • vari, Dairy Housing and Equipment Systems. --: Natural Resource, Agricolture, and Engineering Ser, 2000. disponibile per consultazione