Core Module Information
Module title: Design and Building Standards 2

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

Module code: BSV08413
Module leader: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

This module offers an insight into the history and development of the Building Control system in Scotland which led to the ‘The Building Scotland Act, 2003’.

The module will provide an understanding of the role of the Building Standards Division in Scotland and the role of Scottish Ministers.

The ‘Procedural Handbook’, which defines the relationship between the general public and ‘Building Control’ will be reviewed generally and key aspects of the handbook discussed in detail. Key aspects of the handbook include the nature and issuing of ‘Building Warrant’s, enforcement measures, the issue of dangerous and defective buildings, the nature of certifiers of design and construction and what is meant by a verifier.

The Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations, 2004 and selected sections of the associated technical handbooks for domestic and non-domestic construction will be reviewed and discussed.

The issue of fire in buildings is a particularly important issue to the extent that ‘Fire Engineering’, encompassing issues such as fire and smoke growth, fire resistance, detection and suppression, means of escape will be highlighted within the module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect upon the requirements of Building Acts, Legislation and Procedures;

LO2: Demonstrate a knowledge of Building Control Procedures, warrant application, fees and enforcement.

LO3: Accurately assess technical information on building component details and drawings for compliance with selected Sections of the Technical Handbooks.

LO4: Critically reflect upon the principles governing fire in buildings, active and passive control measures and means of escape.

LO5: Accurately assess the design of buildings and building elements in relation to compliance with the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations, 2004.

LO6: Demonstrate ability in the preparation of a set of Building Warrant application drawings and construction details with associated outline specifications to comply with current regulations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture/seminar of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial/seminar period and grouped based learning, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching and group-based learning delivered in 1-week shall be supported by guided independent study when back in the office and completing the assessments set for the module.

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los

Lectures are supported by comprehensive student notes (available on Moodle).

Tutorials are flexible and are either based around self-assessment questions contained in the tutorial exercises or are used to liaise with students informally regarding the development of their coursework’s depending upon the perceived needs of the students.

The combination of the lecture series, the tutorial exercises and liaising with the students regarding the development of their coursework’s will cover all of the learning outcomes, LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5 and LO6, listed in section 11.

Students are encouraged to read outside the teaching units. The face-to-face teaching and group-based learning delivered in this core Week also includes technical discusisons, group work and tutorials.


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 practical session.

The tutorials provide examples and group problem solving sessions to identify technical and build issues which would affect sound insulation performance.

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.


Summative Assessment:
Part 1 - Group work Task – Review and analysis of Technical Drawings and Construction Details to assess compliance with the requirements of the Scottish Building Standards.

To develop a knowledge and understanding of the key issues associated with construction technologies and details relative to the Scottish Building Standards.

The group involves taking technical drawings and construction details to identify key errors in specification, criteria, performance and outcomes.

The group is then required to provide a remedial specification or alternative route to attain the technical and regulatory performance levels.

This will be delivered as a presentation over 4 hours which has been allocated to facilitate a series of group presentations. Each presentation will last between 20 and 30 minutes.
This aligns with LO1, LO2, LO3 and LO5.


Part 2 – Technical Report

Each student will be required to develop a maximum 2000 word technical report outlining a live building they are involved with through their employer. It could also include a previous recent building project. Drawings, sketches, tables and references can be provided in addition to the 2000 word max limit.

This provides an opportunity to demonstrate external reading and an application of knowledge in the analysis of a live ‘real’ building project.

This aligns with LO1, LO3, LO4, LO5 and LO6.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1,2,3,4&5 1 HOURS= 00:20, WORDS= 0
Report 60 3, 4 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture/seminar of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial/seminar period and grouped based learning, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching and group-based learning delivered in 1-week shall be supported by guided independent study when back in the office and completing the assessments set for the module.

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los

Lectures are supported by comprehensive student notes (available on Moodle).

Tutorials are flexible and are either based around self-assessment questions contained in the tutorial exercises or are used to liaise with students informally regarding the development of their coursework’s depending upon the perceived needs of the students.

The combination of the lecture series, the tutorial exercises and liaising with the students regarding the development of their coursework’s will cover all of the learning outcomes, LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5 and LO6, listed in section 11.

Students are encouraged to read outside the teaching units. The face-to-face teaching and group-based learning delivered in this core Week also includes technical discusisons, group work and tutorials.


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 practical session.

The tutorials provide examples and group problem solving sessions to identify technical and build issues which would affect sound insulation performance.

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.


Summative Assessment:
Part 1 - Group work Task – Review and analysis of Technical Drawings and Construction Details to assess compliance with the requirements of the Scottish Building Standards.

To develop a knowledge and understanding of the key issues associated with construction technologies and details relative to the Scottish Building Standards.

The group involves taking technical drawings and construction details to identify key errors in specification, criteria, performance and outcomes.

The group is then required to provide a remedial specification or alternative route to attain the technical and regulatory performance levels.

This will be delivered as a presentation over 4 hours which has been allocated to facilitate a series of group presentations. Each presentation will last between 20 and 30 minutes.
This aligns with LO1, LO2, LO3 and LO5.


Part 2 – Technical Report

Each student will be required to develop a maximum 2000 word technical report outlining a live building they are involved with through their employer. It could also include a previous recent building project. Drawings, sketches, tables and references can be provided in addition to the 2000 word max limit.

This provides an opportunity to demonstrate external reading and an application of knowledge in the analysis of a live ‘real’ building project.

This aligns with LO1, LO3, LO4, LO5 and LO6.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1,2,3,4&5 1 HOURS= 00:20, WORDS= 0
Report 60 3, 4 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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