20 credits at level HE4
This module is designed to provide a knowledge and understanding of those factors which may restrain the design process e.g. methods of construction, structural integrity, construction legislation and statutory control.
Construction of Buildings (60%)
The techniques and materials used in the construction of low rise buildings up to two storeys in height.
Alterations to buildings and structural integrity.
Building Control (20%)
The Building Act and building regulations applicable to low rise buildings.
Planning Control (10%)
The Town and Country Planning Acts. Works to buildings in Conservation Areas and to buildings of architectural and historic interest.
Associated Legislation (10%)
Legislation regarding health and safety, fire prevention, work to occupied premises.
Overall study time - 200 hours
Learning sessions will consist of lectures, tutorial work and seminars based on case studies.
Indicative learning hours:
Lectures 49 hours
tutorials 21 hours
coursework 30 hours
self study 100 hours
There will be 2 assignments: a written assessment (50%) and a case study (50%).
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Identifies methods of construction and structural forms.||Analyses different construction techniques and identifies structural elements.|
|2.||Appreciates the need for and displays an understanding of building control and planning regulations.||Analyses and evaluates planning and building control legislation|
|3.||Understands health and safety legislation||Analyses health and safety legislation|
|4.||Understands how low rise buildings are constructed and how they may be refurbished and altered||Identifies different forms of construction and assesses the impact of alterations upon a structure|
|5.||Understand building control and planning legislation||Identifies and complies with relevant building control and planning legislation|
|6.||Appreciate the need for safe working||Identifies risks associated with design and construction work.|
|7.||Appreciate the limit of their own knowledge and understanding of construction methods and legislation||Analyses specific issues, assesses need for specialist advice and identifies suitable professional advisor|
|8.||Know how to prepare building regulations and planning applications.||Completes relevant documentation for building regulations and planning applications|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Case study related project||2000 word written assignment|
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:
D Marshall and D Worthing (2000) The Construction of Houses, Estates Gazette, 3rd Ed
E Fleming (2005) Construction Technology an Illustrated Introduction, Blackwell.
Health and Safety in Construction, The HSE
The Building Regulations, The ODPM
The Planning Acts and Planning Policy Guidance Notes, The ODPM
|Host Subject Group:||Built Environment|
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