Module title: Building Control and Fire Engineering

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

Module code: BSV09113
Module leader: Michael Lee
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

Module code BSV07100
Module title Building Design & Technology 1
Examples of equivalent learning An understanding of domestic scale construction technology to a level equivalent to SCQF level 7 in construction technology subjects.
Module Code BSV07105
Module Title Design Information Technology 1 (CAAD1)
Examples of equivalent learning Technical drawing skills to a level equivalent to SCQF level 7 in graphic communication subjects. These may be traditional technical drawing skills such as pencil / pen on paper or they may be CAD skills.
Module Code BSV08100
Module Title Building Engineering 2
Examples of equivalent learning Structural, environmental and materials engineering to a level equivalent to SCQF level 8 in building engineering subjects

2018/9, 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: Michael Lee
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
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 12. Students are encouraged to read outside the teaching units.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The key skills developed are:
Research skills, time management skills, written communication skills, report presentation skills.
The coursework assessment generates material that may be used in an employment interview situation.
A thorough knowledge of the Building Regulations makes students employable in many professional capacities in the construction and property industries.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment in week 12 based on an illustrated technical report which includes a minimum of six technical / building warrant type drawings. (LOs 1-6) ‘U’ values should be provided for the building elements (ground floor, walls and roof) demonstrating compliance with the current regulations regarding the conservation of energy. Manufacturer’s literature is to be provided to support the decisions made regarding the selection of materials and products cited in the outline specifications and as noted on the drawings.

Summative assessment takes place in week 14 or 15 with a formal, open-book examination. (LOs 1-5)

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 Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
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 50 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 900 MIN
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
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 competency in the preparation of a set of Building Warrant application drawings and construction details with associated outline specifications to comply with current regulations.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - TECHNICAL HANDBOOKS 2013 NON-DOMESTIC - HTTP://WWW.GOV.SCOT/RESOURCE/0046/00460610.PDF
Core - PROCEDURAL HANDBOOK 3RD EDITION VERSION 1.4 - HTTP://WWW.GOV.SCOT/TOPICS/BUILT-ENVIRONMENT/BUILDING/BUILDING-STANDARDS/PUBLICATIONS/PUBLEG/PROCHB3RD
Core - TECHNICAL HANDBOOK 2013 DOMESTIC - HTTP://WWW.GOV.SCOT/RESOURCE/0046/00460609.PDF
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