Core Module Information
Module title: Building Design and Technology 1 (GA)

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

Module code: BSV07400
Module leader: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

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

Description of module content:

This module introduces the 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 also embeds the basic principles of energy efficiency, sustainability and ecology sensitivity throughout.

Learning Outcomes for module:

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

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

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
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)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 1, 2 1 HOURS= 4, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 3, 4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV07400 Building Design Technology 1