Module title: Building Maintenance & Management

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

Module code: BSV07110
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying


2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Grant Sinclair
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Formal lectures will cover the materials (LOs1-4). Tutorials will be arranged to work through worked examples from past papers. Real life industrial examples and still photographs will be used to explore property management issues and maintenance techniques. (LOS 1-4). Students will be given a current topic to research and prepare an illustrated report with examples of the technology or innovation being applied to a maintenance case study project(s) (LOs 1-4).

The module addresses a number of he requirements of the RICS Building Survey APC Pathway Guide at levels 1 & 2 for 'Maintenance Management and Housing Maintenance and repair' eg
Level 1
The statutory and contractual rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants regarding maintenance, repairs and improvements.
Level 2
Producing planned maintenance programmes

The lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format on VLE to cater for diverse student group.

Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where you will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with your understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in classes time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associate reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed by one piece of coursework which is designed to develop the students' practical and written skills. The assessment takes the form of a report designed to evaluate the students understanding of property maintenance and knowledge of the techniques available to design a maintenance strategy. This should be around 1500 words (LOS 1,2,3,4). Individual feedback will be provided on the coursework submission.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 44
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4 11 HOURS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Maintenance economics and life cycle costing; commercial property management issues/structure of the industry; marketing; insurance work fire, flood etc, external work maintenance; vandalism; communications and IT maintenance; DIY; maintenance of building services; home improvement; tendering/maintenance contracts; health & safety annual checks/programmes; central government policy; contingency planning; building control and its role; professional ethics; the maintenance manager in housing/commercial/retail/leisure/industry; service charges. The role of property manager, models of property management, property management (acquisition, leasing and disposal), Managing commercial and residential leases.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: account for the nature and extent of maintenance operations and how to carry out condition surveys
LO2: define fiscal planning in maintenance management, including life cycle costing;
LO3: outline a knowledge and understanding of the maintenance requirements of building services
LO4: develop an awareness of the property management process in terms of outright acquisition and demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of commercial and residential property leases management and disposal.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV07110 Building Maintenance and Management