Module title: Building Design & Technology 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV07100
Module leader: Jon Stinson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

None

2017/8, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Lee
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LO's
There are a variety of teaching methods employed on this module. The lectures include the use of computer generated 3D models and animation to make the material more accessible to the students. This material relates to learning outcomes 1, 3, 5 & 6 and is assessed through courseworks 1, 3 and 4.
There are a series of materials laboratories designed to give the student the underpinning knowledge of the common construction materials. These labs relate to learning outcome 2 and are assessed by learning outcome 4 which is coursework 2.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
All the material covered in this module enhances the employability of the students.

Assessment (formative & summative)
There are (4) elements of coursework with formative feedback being given after each element of the coursework. Students are required to reflect on this in order to improve subsequent submissions. The elements involve preparing A3 drawings (x2), preparing a 1000 word lab report and producing an A3 staircase design drawing.

Research/teaching linkages
A substantial amount of research material generated by the Building Performance Centre, Centre for Timber Engineering and the Scottish Energy Centre is embedded in the teaching material of this module.

Supporting equality and diversity
The variety of teaching methods and types of assessments ensure that a range of backgrounds and aptitudes are catered for. The lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format (on WebCT) to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
Where appropriate, international examples of construction are used where they demonstrate good practice. Reference to International Standards is included.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 25 1, 3 & 5 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= A3 DRAWING
Report 25 1,3,5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= A3 DRAWING
Project - Written 25 6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= A3 DRAWING
Project - Written 25 2 & 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module introduces the structural, performance and aesthetic characteristics of building materials typically used within a domestic structure.

The module employs a mix of regulatory text, graphical visualisation and technical drawings to demonstrate:
? where materials appear within the building,
? why these elements are designed to go together,
? construction procedures and sequence of events to combine these elements into a technology,
? how the component performs during its operational life,
? The module profiles the building’s design to contextualise the material and services technology for measurement, assessment and evaluation for the building’s design, operation and sale.

The module embeds the basic principles of energy efficiency, sustainability and ecology sensitivity throughout, whilst introducing the legislation that governs construction - The Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations, British and European Standards.






Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: To identify the fundamental elements and components within domestic construction systems
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of technical drawings and construction terminology
LO3: Describe the behaviour of building elements, components and materials
LO4: Apply the principles of energy efficiency and sustainability to new build and existing domestic construction
LO5: apply the appropriate construction legislation to the design of a building Element.
LO6: Writing a Laboratory Report



Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV07100