Module title: Building Design and Technology 2 (GA)

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

Module code: BSV07401
Module leader: Julio Bros Williamson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Julio Bros Williamson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture/seminar of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial/seminar period and group work learning, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching and group work learning delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study when back in the office and completing in the assessments set for the module (Weeks 2-12).

The module introduces a library of materials, methods, components, systems and energy technologies appropriate for the design, construction and retrofit of single storey and multi-storey non-domestic buildings.

Face-to-face lectures are themed to present and discuss the characteristics of non-domestic buildings from foundations through to roof, then to energy systems and resource (electricity, heat, gas, water) efficient technologies. The module finishes after explaining and discussing the retrofit and refurbishment methods appropriate to existing non-domestic buildings.

The module employs the use of building energy modelling & simulation software and computer generated components and animations to support LO 1 and 4.


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 practical session 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 class 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 associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment 1: Group work (LO 1, 2 and 4)
This takes the form of group work. The students work in teams to select appropriate materials and methods of construction to solve a design for a new build, single storey, non-domestic building. After which, the students are required to reflect on the formative feedback to enhance the submission of the summative assessment.

New build, single storey, non-domestic building - The students identify the building materials and methods of construction necessary to construct a single storey non-domestic building. Working in small groups, the students will:

1. Undertake a site analysis of a real-world example;
2. Assess the delivery options for different construction materials
3. Identify and select the appropriate materials and methods of construction to deliver the building
4. Critically explain the advantages of their selected methods
5. Listing limitations and considerations

This is undertaken as a group exercise to promote collaboration and enhance soft skills. This delivers LO 1, 2 and 4.

Assessment 2 Group report (LO 1, 3 and 4)
This is a group report (written project) completed and submitted by each student for their respective group. The students work in teams to select appropriate materials, methods of construction and energy technologies to solve a design for a retrofit project to a multi-storey, non-domestic building.

This is delivered at the end of the module, and is a culmination of the material absorbed throughout the module.

The report requires the student to:

-reflect on the formative feedback within tutorials
-reproduce the technical information gathered during the lectures
-identify, and embed suitable sources of information to add creditability to the report
-personalise the report to demonstrate conformity to office standards

The assessment is orientated around a real world-building site, where the student must consider the appropriate retrofit building design and technology solutions for an existing, multi-storey, non-domestic building. This includes:

1. Undertake a site analysis, considering the factors that influence the selection of systems
2. Assess the delivery routes for different construction materials
3. Identify and select the appropriate materials and methods of construction
4. Identify and select the appropriate energy systems, and resource efficient technologies
5. Critically explain the advantages of their selected methods and technologies to deliver the retrofit project
6. Listing limitations and considerations

This demonstrates a culmination of all of the delivered material and formative assessment experienced by the student during the life of the module. This takes the form of a project, where the students explores the life of a building and produces a written, technical report. This delivers LO 1, 3 and 4. The report is a group exercise, which contains 6 elements, 5 of which they received formative feedback within class.

Each element has been rationalised to stimulate the variety of disciplines within the module. All disciplines undertake each of the 6 elements which provides context and an appreciation for each other’s skillset. These elements focus on retrofit appropriate energy technologies, aesthetic design and climate resilient building performance for an existing, multi-storey, non-domestic building.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 14
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1, 2, 4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Project - Written 50 1, 3, 4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module introduces the performance characteristics of construction materials, components, systems and technologies typically applied when designing non-domestic buildings.

The module employs a mix of regulatory text, graphical visualisation and technical drawings to demonstrate:
• The building’s performance criterion under non-domestic standards
• The design considerations to achieve internal comfort and external aesthetics
• The energy and construction technologies installed to achieve the design considerations

The module profiles the building’s design to contextualise the material and energy technologies for measurement, assessment and evaluation for the building’s design, operation, retrofit and sale.
The module embeds intermediate level principles for new build and retrofitting energy efficiency, sustainability and ecologically sensitivity throughout.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to
LO1: To identify elements and components within non-domestic construction systems
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding for the construction methods for single storey and multi-storey non-domestic buildings
LO3: Demonstrate an understanding for the retrofit/refurbishment methods for single storey and multi-storey non-domestic buildings
LO4: To identify the energy systems and operational technologies design for non-domestic buildings

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