Core Module Information
Module title: Building Design & Technology 1

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

Module code: BSV07100
Module leader: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


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.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: To identify elements and components within domestic construction systems
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of technical drawings of detailed cross section.
LO3: Describe the behaviour of building elements and components.
LO4: Demonstrate an understanding of how the natural and artificial environments affect the performance characteristics of building elements and components.
LO5: apply the appropriate construction legislation to the design of a building Element.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 60 1-5 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Building Design & Technology 1