Module title: Timber Form & Construction

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11118
Module leader: John Wood
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

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

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: John Wood
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching Methods
This module is taught through lectures and tutorials and is also available as a highly interactive Virtual Learning Environment based module. Specialists from the Institute of Sustainable Construction (Building Performance Centre & Scottish Energy Centre) and Institute for Forest Products (The Wood School) contribute to the module, thereby embedding research into teaching. The learning and teaching methods are designed to ensure that the knowledge and competencies required are achieved in order to satisfy Learning Outcomes 1 to 6.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability, PDP and Scholarship skills are directly embedded in the module. The critical evaluation of timber construction and the ability to write a technical report and produce a digital presentation of the data gathered and analysed develops the student’s communication skills. Applying academic rigour to the research undertaken provides the students with the opportunity to improve their scholarship skills.

Assessment
Formative assessment is provided as written feedback on the technical reports and orally after the peer to peer presentations. Summative assessment is on the basis of the two technical reports and digital presentations.
Report 1 (LO's 1, 2, 3 & 6)
Report 2 (LO's 3, 4, 5 & 6)

Research/Teaching Linkages
This module has strong links to the Wood School (FPRI), the Building Performance Centre and the Scottish Energy Centre (ISC). Through these research centres the module has strong links with industry. Research carried out by these centres (both fundamental and applied) is directly embedded into the module. Where possible the primary researcher is involved directly with the students in lectures and seminars.

Supporting Equality & Diversity
This module is taught on programmes with a high percentage of EU and non EU students.

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 12
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1,2,3 & 6 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Report 60 3,4,5 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module includes the following…
Historical overview of domestic timber construction – western and eastern traditions
Contemporary timber frame construction and MMC
SIPS construction
Cross Laminated Timber construction
Performance of timber dwellings – acoustic, air tightness, thermal, timber cladding
Relationship between structure and form
Contemporary non domestic timber buildings and structures
All of the topics above are discussed within a social, cultural and historic context

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Evaluate traditional and contemporary timber structures and critically appraise the jointing techniques
LO2: Critically reflect on the relationship between structural form and architectural form and how design is
influenced by materials and technology
LO3: Analyse contemporary buildings/structures
LO4: Critically explore the role of timber in creating sustainable 'healthy' architecture
LO5: Critically appraise the use of timber as a construction material in contemporary architecture
LO6: Produce and deliver an effective digital presentation that summarises the technical reports

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV11118