Module title: Construction Methods

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

Module code: CTR09631
Module leader: Kenneth Leitch
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation


2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MYANMAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kenneth Leitch
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Primarily the students will be educated over a broad spectrum of issues which relate to construction by means of project case studies, presentations from industry, site visits and lectures.
Guest lectures from industrialists will enhance the employability and PDP aspects of the student experience by providing them with an awareness of state-of-the-art developments in modular and automated construction techniques.
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers.
Guest speakers offer the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy. Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination.
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in related areas.
Relevant research findings are delivered wi

Formative Assessment:
to be added

Summative Assessment:
to be added

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 28
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
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 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 50 3,4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

• Evolution of construction methods, from timber cruck frames to modern day high rise.
• Small scale construction (one off houses) to major construction projects.
• Open craft produced systems to closed manufactured systems.
• Principles of Latham & Egan and the findings of the Barker Reports.
• The sustainability agenda and whole life cycle analysis.
• Revised structural codes of practice and design procurement methods.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: assess how construction has evolved and the drivers behind the evolutionary process;
LO2: select appropriate construction methods and how this impacts upon the procurement process; LO3: discuss the effects that legislation and revised structural codes of practice have on construction methods;
LO4: critically assess methods of construction taking into consideration a multitude of influencing aspects

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