Module title: Building Modelling 1

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

Module code: BSV07114
Module leader: Suha Jaradat
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

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

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Suha Jaradat
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This highly cognitive module is taught as a series of practical classes in the computer lab. The educational pedagogy is learning by doing. Throughout the practicals new commands and techniques are demonstrated and the students are required to practice the routines under the supervision of the module leader. Students are required to practice the new commands between classes in order to build up their speed and competence.
There are several steps to developing the students CAD skills and the courseworks are designed to reinforce the learning objectives and to allow the learning outcomes to be assessed.

Coursework 1 (Wallpaper Design, 15%)
This has been designed to test the students ability to use the basic drawing and editing commands by having to design and create a 'wallpaper' pattern using polylines and using the array, copy, mirror and rotate commands that complies with a half-drop pattern. Students are requred to use both modelspace and paperspace. (LO's 1 & 6)

Coursework 2 (Georgian Elevation, 30%)
This has been designed to provide the opportunity for students to create a presentation drawing of a complex elevation of an existing building. They must show an understanding of existing technology and how to reresent this in 2 dimensions. They must provide a 1:50 elevation and a 1:20 detail of a elemnent of that elevation, typically a sash and case window. It demonstrates the advantages of using blocks within a drawing. It also requires the students to demonstrate their ability to apply the rules of shadow projection on an elevation. (LO's 2, 3 & 6)

Coursework 3 (Building Presentation, 50%)
This has been designed to test the students ability to create a poster presentation of an existing building. Students select a building from a provided set of projects. They then forrm groups to discuss and investigate their particular building and then make up their own individual presentation. It must include:
presentation drawings (plans, section, elevations and isometric at 1:100),
layout drawings (a dimensioned plan at 1:50)
detail drawings (section and an isometric at 1:5). (LO's 3, 4, 5 & 6)
All of the above elements should be combined into a cohesive presentation.

Students are required to display and discuss their projects as they progress, weeks 7,8, & 9

Coursework 4 Student Portfolio (5%)
Students are required to make an A3 presentation / portfolio of the previous 3 courseworks.
They must demonstarte their ability to re-use existing content and make a professional presenation.

Formative Assessment:
Coursework 1: The basic elements of a demonstration wallpaper are provided to students. The students have to arrange, edit, render, place text, dimension and plot this during the class time. This work will be informally assessed and feedback is provided. (Week 1)

Coursework 2: Students are provided with the base information required to construct a typical Georgian elevation. They will be given a demonstration and provided with a methodology that they must follow to construct their own elevation. This work will assessed in class and students will be given feedback. (Week 3)

Students are asked to construct an elevation of a typical element of technology (Georgian sash and case window). This work will be assessed in class (week 5)

Coursework 3: Students are required to investigate a small building and provide elevations. This work will be assessed in class and verbal feedback provided.

Students will investigate the technique for producing an isometric detail and will make their own detail in class.

Weekly informal assessments are made of each individual student’s progress in this task.

Summative Assessment:
Coursework 1: A1 drawing plotted with elements at scales of 1:1 and 1:10, a digital copy is also assessed (15%)

Coursework 2: A1 drawing plotted, with elements at scales of 1:50 / 1:20, a digital copy is also assessed (30%)

Coursework 3: 1 or 2 A1 presentation drawings at various scales, a digital copy is also assessed (50%)

Coursework 4: A portfolio of courseworks 1-3, (5%)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 5
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 15 1, 6 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Technical Drawing 30 2, 6 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Technical Drawing 50 3, 4, 5, 6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 5 6 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module is based on students using industry standard vector software application.
The module includes the following 2D tools and functions:
Use of drawing commands - lines, polylines, circles, arcs, rectangles, ellipses, snap, ortho.
Use of modify commands - trim, extend, fillet, move, rotate, polyedit, array, erase, scale, etc.
Use of navigation tools – pan, zoom, zoom extents, zoom all, zoom dynamic.
Use of layers, layer conventions, layer properties, relative co-ordinates, properties, blocks, X-referencing, hatching, etc.
Dimensioning - styles, model space dimensions / annotative dimensions
Text - styles, text insertion etc.
Linetypes - continuous, dashed, dotted, etc. Linetype scales

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: generate a 'wallpaper' design using AutoCAD;
LO2: create a complex elevation drawing using AutoCAD;
LO3: use rendering techniques including sciegraphy to enhance elevations;
LO4: prepare fully dimensioned drawings;
LO5: produce presentation and technical drawings at different scales;
LO6: create and plot drawings (presentation & technical) at appropriate scales.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV07114 Building Modelling 1