Core Module Information
Module title: Building Surveying 1 (GA)

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

Module code: BSV08400
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Fire protection, stone care erosion and repair, asbestos removal and management, appropriate use of lime in conservation, working knowledge of Environment Historic Scotland and their role.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: identification of age styles and materials, including breathable buildings;
LO2: evaluate factors causing decay and deterioration and assess the techniques and practice of conservation and maintenance and inspection processes.
LO3: Identify and agree the project scope, timescale and deliverables to compile a project specification
LO4: consider how construction design solutions vary for different types of buildings

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
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 and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

Lectures deal with the basics of the subject and seek to convey the knowledge base to the students. Tutorials and practical work is used to encourage students to apply management skills applied to conservation and preservation of historic buildings. Tutorials are also effective in producing argument for and against conservation in different circumstances. The module looks at conservation methods employed internationally and uses examples of excellence from the UK and Europe to define solutions and good practice.

Students are encouraged to read outside the teaching notes and have directed reading specified in the module study guide. Some of the individual topics benefit from some of the top Scottish external experts giving directed guest lectures which keep the module up to date and give a deep understanding of their specific subject areas. The module deals with old and historic buildings, which is essential for Built Environment students, considering the percentage of building stock that falls directly into this category. The module is assessed by one piece of coursework which is designed to develop the students' practical, written and groupwork skills, together with an end of semester examination.

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. A photographic exercise will issued and formative feedback will be given on this.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed by one piece of coursework which are designed to develop the students' practical and written skills based on the module content, independent gudied study and work-based learning.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 44
Independent Learning Guided independent study 117
Other Work based learning 39
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1-4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 40 1-4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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