Core Module Information
Module title: Architectural Detailing

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

Module code: BSV07111
Module leader: Inji Kenawy
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Low-rise construction and related architectural detail drawings including but not limited to foundations, walls, floor and roof construction.
Buildability and sequence of construction.
Thermal performance requirements in designing building envelope.
Professional presentation and evaluation of technical drawings.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Access product data using an on-line database service
LO2: Select suitable and complimentary materials for construction details
LO3: Prepare typical building details to appropriate and industry recognised scales
LO4: Analyse and reflect on the overall effectiveness of the building details created

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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: Inji Kenawy
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Students will be shown how to access and search for information on building products using an online database. (LO 1) Students will select appropriate material and product information for their details. (LO 2) Students will utilise the material and product information including manufacturers’ model details and recommendations to design building details. (LO 3) The designs will be hand-drawn to industry recognised appropriate scales. Tutors will provide formative feedback on the hand drawings prior to the students completing the drawings using drawing software and submission for summative assessment. (LO 3)
Students will prepare an analytical and reflective report on the effectiveness of the details that they have submitted for assessment. The report should assess the effectiveness of the detail and take into account such issues as buildability, water tightness, thermal cold bridging and compatibility of the materials selected. The report may also suggest ways the students’ details could be improved. (LO 4)
The classes will take place in an informal studio setting with access to computers and a drawing plotter to prepare the final paper submission for assessment.

Formative Assessment:
Detail drawings prepared for tutor’s comment (LO3)

Summative Assessment:
Technical information obtained from industry standard database (LO1, LO2)
Technical detail drawings prepared to industry standard conventions (LO 3)
Technical Report which assesses the effectiveness of the details prepared. (LO4)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 53
Independent Learning Guided independent study 147
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Technical Drawing 80 All 14/15 HOURS= 00.00
Report 20 All 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

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