20 credits at level HE5
This module aims to consolidate and build upon the previous level of technology and in particular to emphasise the importance of Health & Safety to all aspects of the construction process. It will introduce more complex forms of construction, such as multi-storey construction and the principles of demolition that may be used for all types of buildings. It will introduce the student to and concentrate on the importance of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994 in all aspects of modern construction projects. It will help to develop an understanding of the principles and techniques employed in the design and installation of services for domestic, commercial and industrial buildings. Also to develop an awareness of the influence of building form, health & safety, economic and environmental considerations on the choice of building service system.
Building Technology (50%)
Basements and waterproofing.
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994.
Multi-storey floors & roofs.
Multi-storey fire protection & means of escape.
Multi-storey external envelopes.
Internal space utilisation.
Lifts, escalators and moving pavements. System types, draft design and integration into buildings.
Environmental Technology (50%)
Cold water supply, treatment, distribution and storage; Use of grey water;
Electricity supply and distribution; Artificial lighting; Gas supply and distribution.
Above and below ground drainage; Discharge systems for foul and surface water;
Treatment and disposal of effluent; Sustainable drainage systems.
Hot water supply, distribution and storage; Heating systems (media, distribution networks, controls and performance characteristics); Combined heating and power; District heating systems; Solar heating; Energy conservation.
Natural and mechanical systems of ventilation; Performance characteristics; air filtration; human health and comfort.
Air conditioning systems and plant; Refrigeration and heat recovery devices; Energy management systems.
Perimeter security and intruder alarm systems.
Fire detection, warning and extinguishing systems.
Learning sessions will consist of lectures, with tutorial work and individual attention for students as appropriate.
Indicative Learning Hours: Lectures and tutorials 70 hours
Coursework research 40 hours
Self Study 77 hours
Exam revision 10 hours
End Examination 3 hours
TOTAL 200 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Havean in depth knowledge of Health & Safety and its impact on multi-storey construction processes.||Recognise H&S issues as an intrinsic part of all written work in this module|
|2.||Have an in depth knowledge of the methods of construction available for the construction of multi-storey buildings.||Give answers in awritten work that show depth of knowledge about multi-storey construction systems and elements.|
|3.||Be aware of the interrelationship between construction knowledge and H&S when considering demolition and façade retention work||Give answers in written work that show awareness of these interrelationships.|
|4.||Be able to make informed decisions regarding the suitability of construction elements and methods, and make informed decisions regarding the suitability of demolition methods and façade retention systems
Produce practical and suitable solutions to given construction, demolition and partial demolition situations
|5.||Understand the concepts and practical operation of a number of building service systems||
Carry out conceptual design of a number of building service systems
|6.||Distinguish the requirements of a range of building forms and selects suitable service installations||
Select appropriate systems of building services
for different forms of building
|7.||Appreciat the influence of health & safety, economic and environmental considerations on the choice of building service systems||Critically evaluate design choices with respect to health & safety, economic and environmental considerations|
|8.||Apply subject knowledge to the solution of "real life" problems.
||Correctly apply subject knowledge to the solution of “real-life” problems.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||one technology based report||a services based design project||Unseen examination with two sections covering each part of the module|
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:
Emmitt, S., & Gorse, C., 2005, Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 1-4051-055-4
Emmitt, S., & Gorse, C., 2006, Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 1-4051-1054-6
Fleming, E., 2005, Construction Technology an illustarted introduction, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 1-4051-0210-1
Riley, M., & Howard, C., 2002, Construction Technology 1 House Construction, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-80456-2
Riley, M., & Cotgrave, A., 2004, Construction Technology 2 Industrial
and Commecial Building, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-89482-1
Mitchell’s Building Series, Environment & Services, 8th Edition, 1997 Batsford
Mitchell Professional Series, Water, Sanitary and Waste Services for Buildings, 1995, Longman
Greeno R, Building Services, Technology & Design, 1997, Longman
Barry R, Construction of Buildings Volume 5, 1998, Blackwell Science
Chudley R, Building Finishes, Fittings & Domestic Services, 1998, Longman
Chadderton D V, Building Services Engineering, 2nd Edition, 1995, E & F Spon
D.F.O.E. Building Regulations 2001, App. Doc. B, E, F, G, H, J, & L
Sewers for adoption, 5th Edition, Water Services Association
CIBSE Guides, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
BRE Digests, Reports and Information Papers, Building Research Establishment
Handbook on Site Safety, 2nd Edition, 1997, Construction Industry Research and Information Association.
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