Module title: Building Engineering 2

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08100
Module leader: Maurice Van Rietvelde
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

Module code: BSV07103
Module title: Building Engineering and Construction Maths.
Examples of equivalent learning: Structural and environmental engineering to the level of module Building Engineering 1, i.e. to SCQF level 7 in building engineering subjects.

2018/9, Trimester 2, 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: Maurice Van Rietvelde
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures are supported by comprehensive student notes (10 Teaching Units) written in DL format (available on WebCT). Tutorials are based around self assessment questions contained in the Teaching Units. Tutorials are interactive with discussion about the solutions to the questions posed.
Students are encouraged to read outside the Teaching Units and have weekly directed reading.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The key skills developed are:

Research skills, time management skills, written communication skills, report presentation skills.
The coursework assessment generates material which could be used in an employment interview situation.
A thorough knowledge of the building engineering in relation to building performance makes students employable in many professional capacities in the construction and property industries.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment in week 7 based on an illustrated technical report.
Summative assessment takes place in week 14 or 15 with a formal, open-book examination.

Research/ teaching linkages
Close links are maintained with the Building Performance Centre (BPC) at Napier University. This includes reference to research papers and guest lecturing from Centre staff.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials are provided in hard and soft (WebCT) formats to ensure their availability to all students on the module.
Timetabled academic supervision is available in each teaching week of the module to support students in addition to the normal tutorial time allocation.
DL format of Teaching Units will make the module accessible to students with attendance difficulties.

Internationalisation
Most of the engineering topics are international in their application. Reference is made to International Standards (ISO's) in all of the environmental engineering topics.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 40 1 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Structural Engineering
Centroids, moment of inertia and elastic modulus, bending stress in beams, shear stress in beams, deflection of beams, combined direct and bending stress.
Environmental Engineering
Thermal and vapour resistance properties of materials, vapour and dewpoint gradients, condensation prediction, cold bridges, condensation control, natural ventilation, wind and temperature forces, equivalent area and infiltration chart methods, stack effect, mass law of sound transmission, modal effects, sound insulation testing, sound reduction index and related indices.
Materials Engineering
Types of pore structure in ceramic and cementitious materials, strength and durability in relation to pore type and porosity, concrete mix design.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: solve problems involving bending stress, shear stress and deflection for statically determinate
elements;
LO2: produce dewpoint and temperature gradients for condensation prediction in multi-layer building
elements;
LO3: calculate natural ventilation rates for simple buildings using equivalent area and infiltration chart
methods;
LO4: understand the principles of sound transmission through and sound insulation of building elements;
LO5: apply the relationship between porosity, strength, durability and workability to the design of normal and
air-entrained concrete mixes.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BIRD,J AND ROSS,C (2014) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES: ROUTLEDGE, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781138781573
Core - MULLER,GERHARD AND MOSER,MICHAEL (2014) HANDBOOK OF ENGINEERING ACOUSTICS: HEIDELBERG, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9783540194601
Core - HASSAN,GEORGE (2014) BUILDING SEVICES: MCMILLAN, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 0333537041
Recommended - NEVILLE,A.M. (2011) PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE: HARLOW AND PEARSON, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9780273755807
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