Core Module Information
Module title: Surveying 2

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

Module code: BSV08109
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


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 an understanding of the professional role of building maintenance manager and the property manager within the respective fields of this discipline;
LO2: evaluate various maintenance strategies including life cycle costing;
LO3 demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the maintenance requirements of building services
LO4. explain the property management process in terms of outright acquisition, lease management
and disposal.
LO5. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the requirements for the management of commercial and residential property leases;

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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Formal lectures will cover the material (Los 1-5). 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- 5) 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)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Knowledge of current construction techniques is essential for students wishing to pursue a career in maintenance or construction management, valuation, quantity and building surveying. Students will be shown how to procure information applicable to maintenance. Students will be encouraged to properly reference their reports and write them in a structured and professional manner.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment. Examples of past examination papers will be worked through in the class, along with model answers. 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 2500 words (Los1,2,3, 4, 5). Individual feedback will be provided on the coursework submission.

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.

Supporting equality and diversity
This module will allow full participation by students from a diverse range of background and abilities.
The examination and coursework can be tailored to meet the individual students’ learning needs.

Formative Assessment:
to be added

Summative Assessment:
to be added

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 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4,5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV08109 Surveying 2(1)
BSV08109 Surveying 2