Module title: Concrete Form & Construction

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11135
Module leader: John Wood
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

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: John Wood
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching Methods
This module is taught through lectures and tutorials and is also available on WebCT. Where possible researchers from the Scottish Energy Centre, and the Building Performance Centre are involved in this process.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability, PDP and Scholarship skills are directly embedded in the module. The critical evaluation of concrete and masonry construction and the ability to write a technical report and produce a digital presentation of the data gathered and analysed develops the students communication skills. Applying academic rigour to the research undertaken provides the students with the opportunity to improve their scholarship skills.

Assessment
Formative assessment is provided as written feedback on the technical reports and orally after the peer to peer presentations. Summative assessment is on the basis of the two technical reports and digital presentations.
Report 1 (LO's 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6)
Report 2 (LO's 2, 4, 5 & 6)

Research/Teaching Linkages
This module has strong links to the Building Performance Centre, the Scottish Energy Centre and with industry. Research carried out by these units (both fundamental and applied) is directly embedded into the module. Where possible the primary researcher is involved directly with the students in lectures and seminars.

Supporting Equality & Diversity
Students are encouraged to bring their own experiences to the module to broaden the experience of their peer group. The module is also available on WebCT making it more accessible to non UK students as they can work through the lecture material at their own pace.

Internationalisation
This module uses examples of construction from throughout the world. Students are encouraged to use examples from their locality to bring an international dimension to the module.

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 Tutorial 12
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1,2,3,4 & 6 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 60 2,4,5 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module includes the following…
Historical overview of domestic masonry construction
Contemporary concrete masonry construction and MMC (thin joint blockwork)
Concrete and embodied energy
Recycling of concrete
Insulated concrete formwork
Relationship between structure and form
Contemporary non domestic concrete buildings and structures
All of the topics above are discussed within a social, cultural and historic context


Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to…
LO1: Evaluate contemporary concrete blockwork structures (housing) and critically appraise their performance
LO2: Critically reflect on the relationship between structural form and architectural form and how design is
influenced by materials and technology.
LO3: Analyse contemporary domestic buildings/structures.
LO4: Critically explore the role of concrete and masonry in creating sustainable 'healthy' architecture.
LO5: Critically appraise the use of concrete as a construction material in contemporary commercial architecture.
LO6: Produce and deliver effective digital presentations that summarise the technical reports.

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