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


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 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 26
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Technical Drawing 50 1, 2 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Technical Drawing 50 1,4 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module introduces 2D AND 3D representation of objects and spaces at different scales using a range of tools.

The module employs a mix of published text and practical activities involving free hand sketching, hand drafting as well as computer-based software to model, communicate and solve design problems in a variety of contexts including:
• Introducing the concept of Building Information Modelling (BIM);
• drawings 2D representations such as plans, site plans, sections and elevations of buildings;
• drawing and modelling 3D representations of objects and spaces;
• producing technical drawings of buildings;
• project presentation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: understand the basic elements of Building Information Modelling (BIM);
LO2: understand and produce various 2D drawings (e.g. plans, sections, elevations and construction details) at different scales;
LO3: understand and produce various 3D drawings (e.g. axonometric and perspective);
LO4: complete and present a residential project using an industry standard software application.

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