Module title: Building Design and Technology 2

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

Module code: BSV08105
Module leader: Ivor Davies
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

Module code: BSV07100
Module title: Building Design and Technology 1
Examples of equivalent learning: Building Design and Technology equivalent to SCQF level 7.
SQA HN Unit Construction Technology 2: Domestic Construction.

2019/0, 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: Ivor Davies
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Formal lectures will cover the material. Tutorials will be arranged to work through worked examples from past papers. Video and still photographs will be used to explore construction techniques from actual construction sites. (Los 1,2,3.)
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 case study projects. (Lo 4.)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Knowledge of current construction techniques is essential for students wishing to pursue a career in design, construction management, valuation quantity and building surveying. Students will be shown how to use on-line sources of information available using their ATHENS password. Examples include British and European Standards, Agrément Board Certificates and Codes of Practice. Students will be encouraged to properly reference their reports and write them in a structured and professional manner.

Research/ teaching linkages
The module content will be underpinned by the research and consultancy carried out by the Building Performance Centre and the Centre for Timber Engineering.

Formative Assessment:
Group work comprising research and discussion resulting in a presentation to the student cohort about a specific aspect of construction.
Presentations will be arranged in order to study particular construction defects and milestone disasters that have improved construction techniques or legislation.
Coursework requires the students to research a topic and prepare a structured technical report of between 1600 and 2000 words. Feedback is provided on a week to week basis to students during the tutorial sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessment:
Oral Presentation
Technical report
2 hour closed book invigilated examination.

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1,2,3,4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 10 2,3,4 10 HOURS= 0.25, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Ground water control and basement construction. Site investigation, foundation systems for multi storey buildings. Superstructure and cladding for multi storey and large single storey buildings. Plant and equipment used for constructing buildings. Construction defects and repairs. The symbiotic relationship between conceptual design and the technology used to realise the design of a building will be explored using exemplary contemporary buildings.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Describe the necessary preparations for the safe construction and assembly of buildings and building.
LO2: Appreciate methods of construction for single storey commercial and industrial buildings.
LO3: Understand methods of construction for multi storey residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
LO4: Research and apply technical knowledge of the construction process and product to a building design.

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