20 credits at level HE6
To understand the nature and use of building surveys and other forms of professional work normally undertaken by a Building Surveyor.
To develop a working knowledge of specific areas of property law and litigation relating to building surveyors.
To further develop the ability to analyse building defects particularly with regard to historic properties
To develop a critical understanding of some of the conservation philosophies advocated in the care of historic buildings and building surveying practices.
To develop an awareness of the nature of historic materials and construction techniques.
To examine and understand repair and maintenance approaches for preserving buildings.
To examine the effect of visitors to historic buildings.
To appreciate the relevance of planning and programming for the pre-commencement and construction phases
Appreciate how commercial imperatives drive contractual relationships
Various aspects of professional work e.g. Insurance/ Homebuyer Reports /Building Surveys/ Schedules of Condition etc. Appointment, conditions of engagement, scope of services, calculating fee levels etc.
Forensic Defects Analysis / Work To Historic Buildings
Undertaking an inspection, evidence, analysis, defects, specification of remedial work, prevention of defects.. Project management, procurement specifications, linking in with legislation and relevant law relating to work on historic buildings.
The writings of John Ruskin, William Morris, SPAB, HRH Prince Charles, The National Trust, English Heritage , ICOMOS, UNESCO and others. Introduction to the study of architectural development through the ages. Classical and contemporary styles, construction methods and materials, repair and maintenance,Tourism and Historic Buildings
Facilities Management , Effects of Tourism, visitors to historic buildings.
Statutory Control of Historic Buildings
Conservation area policy, listed building consent, planning and building legislation.
Land and property law
Planning, Programming, Contracts
Bar charts and networks, calculate durations, determine restraints, allocate resources – using manual methods and appropriate software. Standard forms of contract appropriate to a variety of procurement
Lectures and tutorials 70 hours
Coursework 50 hours
Self Study 80 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.||Be able to assess clients instructions and advise on the appropriateness of the different services offered including the levels of competency required and levels of risk.
Understand the rules applicable to members of professional organisations.
Understanding and be able to apply legislation commonly associated with Building Surveyors.
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of celebrated conservation philosophers and organisations.
Diagnose and specify remedial measures for a variety of common building defects associated with developing repair and maintenance strategies for historic buildings.
Analyse the effect of increases in visitors to historic buildings.
Understands strengths and weaknesses of historic construction styles and techniques
Draw construction programmes using a variety of tools (e.g. Gantt, networks); manual and IT applications. Allocate resources
Understands contractual frameworks; relevant standard forms, procurement options, settlement of accounts, dispute procedures
Analyse and evaluate clients instructions and determine the level of service (if any) that will need to be provided.
Apply professional judgement to given case studies.
Analyse legal issues and identify relevant legislation.
Critically review conservation philosophies.
Evaluate results from field exercise study and practical tests - particularly with regard to forensic defect analysis relating to defects in older buildings.
Analyse construction techniques and specify appropriate remedial treatment for defects associated with period buildings.
Programme using logical sequence of activity titles, realistic durations, recognition of practical restraints
Review options available, both adversarial and non-adversarial.
|2.||Know how to undertake building surveys and field studies, and to prepare reports and surveys.
Compare standard report formats as required by professional institutions.
Accurately record data using a variety of means
|3.||Have appropriate communication and IT skills
Write clear concise reports
Select and use appropriate software
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Critical essay on aspect of conservation.||Critical essay/ report on aspect of professional practice or forensic defct analysis.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
RICS/ CIOB Publications; Professional Journals.
University of Bolton Athena Account
Glover, Building Surveys, Butterworth – Heineman 2005
Hollis, Surveying Buildings, RICS Books, 2005
HMSO, “Party Wall etc Act ”, HMSO 2005.
Noy, E.A., “Building Surveys and Reports” 2nd Edition, 2004, Blackwell Science.
Reynolds and King “Expert witness and his evidence”, 2005.
Seeley, “Building Surveys, Reports and Dilapidations”, 2004 The Macmillan Press
Watt & Swallow Surveying Historic Buildings, Donhead Publishing, 1996
Brereton,C., “The Repair of Historic Buildings, Advice on Principles and Methods”, 1991, English Heritage.
Earl, J. “Building Conservation Philosophy”, 1996, College of Estate Management.
Fieldon,B., “Conservation of Historic Buildings”, 1994 , Butterworth Architecture.
IPevesner, N., “Pioneers of Modern Design – From William Morris to Walter Gropius”, 2nd edition, 1886,
Rickard, RD., “Conservation in the Built Environment”, 1996, Longmans.
Ruskin,.J., “Seven Lamps of Architecture”, 1848, Dover.
Studdards, R., “Listed Buildings”, 2nd edition, 1988, Sweet and Maxwell.
Other Useful Sources of information:
RICS web pages, RIBA web pages, various building conservation web pages (e.g. English Heritage).Building Magazine (www.building.co.uk).
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