Module title: Integrated Building Retrofit

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

Module code: BSV11155
Module leader: Julio Bros Williamson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

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

Description of module content:

Historical UK building context:
Archetype, age and period of existing building stock in the UK
Building features typical of existing buildings – floor, wall, roof type
Traditional materials and methods of construction:
Traditional building materials properties, limitations and behaviour in existing buildings
Traditional building methods of construction in existing buildings
Sustainable building retrofit methods and standards:
UK Building standards and its context towards building retrofit
Addressing fuel poverty in domestic buildings and economically/ environmentally unviable non-domestic buildings
Sustainable evaluation of building retrofit
Methods of best practice retrofit of buildings
Examples of different building retrofit methods, case studies, trials and new materials
Social considerations in building retrofit
Traditional building services, ventilation, heating and cooling

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Understand the historical building attributes of domestic and non-domestic buildings
LO2: Critically appraise the principles of traditional materials and methods of construction in existing UK buildings
LO3: Discuss the relevant sustainable standards for the appropriate retrofit of buildings
LO4: Assess and propose sustainable methods of retrofitting domestic and non-domestic buildings

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