10 credits at level HE4
This module is designed to develop the required understanding of the basic scientific and environmental principles which will be developed throughout the course. It will also explain and illustrate the relationship between the natural environment and the microclimate determined by building occupancy. The environmental impact of the construction process and the influence of appropriate legislation will be investigated throughout.
Thermal Studies 40%
Fabric and ventilation heat transfer
Ventilation rates and condensation risk
Renewable energy sources
Illumination Studies 30%
Basic Theory of natural and artificial lighting
Propogation and transmission of sound
Insulation against noise
Acoustic properties of construction materials
Acoustic design of rooms
Learning sessions will consist of lectures, laboratories with tutorial work and individual attention for students as appropriate.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures, laboratories and tutorials 26 hours
Coursework Preparation 30 hours
Self Study 44 hours
TOTAL 100 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand scientific principles relating to heat, light and sound. Manipulate, assess and present a varying range of data sets.||Apply the principles in practical situations, process results and present relevant findings.|
|2.||Relate work to current legislation. Design in accordance with a particular legislative requirement
||Complete a design brief in accordance with legislation.Complete a design brief in accordance with the appropriate building regulation.|
|3.||Work effectively within a team.||Demonstrate an ability to work within a group during practical sessions|
|4.||Use a wide and diverse range of equipment designed to illustrate each scientific principle.||Produce a report which demonstrates accuracy of interpretation and solutions, presentation, quality of English and deployment of appropriate IT.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
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Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Smith B J et al, Environmental Science, 1994, Longman
King G K C, Sustainable Practices in the Built Environment, 2nd Edition, 2001, Butterworth-Heinemann.
McMullan R, Environmental Science in Building, 5th Edition, 2001, Palgrave Macmillan.
Mitchell’s Building Series, Environment & Services, 8th Edition, 1997, Batsford.
Roberts J & Fairhall D, Noise Control in the Built Environment, 1994, Gower Technical.
Building Regulations Parts E, F & L .
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