Core Module Information
Module title: Building Control and Fire Engineering

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

Module code: BSV09113
Module leader: Elena Prokofieva
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

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

Description of module content:

History of Building Control in Scotland.The Building Scotland Act, 2003.The role of the SBSA and Scottish Ministers.Procedural Handbook, warrants issue and enforcement, verifiers, certifiers, dangerous and defective buildings.The Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations, 2004.Fire engineering, fire and smoke growth, fire resistance, detection and suppression, means of escape.Technical Handbooks, selected Sections.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of Building Acts, Legislation and Procedures.

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

LO3: Assess the design of buildings and building elements in relation to compliance with the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations, 2004.

LO4: Assess technical information on building component details and drawings for compliance with selected Sections of the Technical Handbooks; &.

LO5: Critically reflect upon the principles governing fire in buildings, active and passive control measures and means of escape.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elena Prokofieva
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1~2~3~4~5 7 , WORDS= 2000
Report 50 1~2~3~4~5 13 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV09113 Building Control and Fire Engineering