Module title: Building Design and Technology 3

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09102
Module leader: Ivor Davies
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

BSV08105/BSV08112
Building Design and Technology 2
Building Design and Technology or Construction Technology to SCQF level 8

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 (LOs 2 3 and 4). Tutorials will be arranged to work through worked examples from past papers and to support students in the completion of the coursework (LO 1). Video will be used to explore construction techniques from actual construction sites. Guest lecturers from the professional bodies and industry will deliver guest lectures based on current practice. Industry standard specification templates will be used to complete the coursework. (LO 1)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Knowledge of current construction techniques is essential for students wishing to pursue a career in design, construction management and building surveying. The specification software used is an industry standard product that the students will need to be familiar with prior to entering the workplace.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment. Examples of past examination papers will be worked through in the class, along with model answers. Seminars will be arranged to review case study buildings and construction techniques.
Coursework is based on the students completing one section of the National Building Specification template for a building component and one section for a complex assembly. (LO 1)
Summative assessment. 3 hour closed book invigilated examination. (LO 2, LO 3, LO 4)

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:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 161
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Specification writing using the National Building Specification. Prefabrication and Off Site Manufacturing (OSM), Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), ‘Design for Manufacture’ of construction components. Cladding of buildings, façade retention, major fabric repairs, and foundation improvement techniques. Sustainable construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM). Strategic approaches to building performance in use, including thermal performance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Select and specify components and building assemblies using an industry standard specification system.
LO2: Describe and evaluate a variety of structural and fabric repair and improvement methods.
LO3: Describe and evaluate a variety of methods for improving the sustainability and performance of buildings.
LO4: Analyse and evaluate methods used for constructing and maintaining buildings.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV09102 Building Design and Technology 3