Core Module Information
Module title: Building Engineering 2

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

Module code: BSV08100
Module leader: Ahmed Mohamed
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


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
LO2: produce dewpoint and temperature gradients for condensation prediction in multi-layer building
LO3: calculate natural ventilation rates for simple buildings using equivalent area and infiltration chart
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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Ahmed Mohamed
Module Organiser:

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 CL_TST 2
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
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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV08100 Building Engineering 2