Core Module Information
Module title: Surveying (GA)

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

Module code: BSV07405
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
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:

Maintenance economics and life cycle costing; commercial property management issues/ structures of the industry; marketing; insurance work fire flood etc.; external work maintenance; vandalism; communications and IT maintenance; DIY; maintenance of building services; home improvement; tendering/ maintenance contracts; health & safety annual checks/ programmes; central government policy; contingency planning; building control and its role; professional ethics; the maintenance manager in housing /commercial/ retail / leisure / industry; service charges. The role of the property manager, models of property management, property management (acquisition, leasing and disposal), managing commercial and residential leases.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: demonstrate the nature and extent of maintenance operations and how to carry out condition surveys and the maintenance requirements of building services.
LO2: Understand the impact of design and construction on maintenance, life cycle costs and how this affects an assets value
LO3: Understand how the various elements of the building work inter relate
LO4: explain the property management process in terms of outright acquisition and demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of commercial and residential property leases management and disposal.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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: Grant Sinclair
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

Formal lectures will cover the material (LOs 1-4). Tutorials will be arranged to work through worked examples from past papers. Real life industrial examples and still photographs will be used to explore property management issues and maintenance techniques. (LOs 1- 4) Students will be given a current topic to research and prepare an illustrated report with examples of the technology or innovation being applied to a maintenance case study project(s). (LOs 1,2,3,4)

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 tutorial 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:
The module is assessed by one piece of coursework which is designed to develop the students' practical and written skills. The assessment takes the form of a report designed to evaluate the students understanding of property maintenance and knowledge of the techniques available to design a maintenance strategy. This should be around 1500 words (LOs1,2,3,4). Individual feedback will be provided on the coursework submission.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 75 1-4 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 25 1-4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV07405 Surveying GA