Full Title Building Science Tech 3A Prototyping Assembly Structure and Specification

Short Title Building Science Tech 3A

Code BUIL07014
Level 07
Credit 05

Author O'Brien, Maeliosa
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Building Services
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
The module will expand and develop on skills and knowledge gained in Building Science and Technology 2. The learner will have further developed their understanding of structural strategies and their application to a variety of construction systems with particular focus on existing buildings. The learner will also produce basic structural calculations and finally they will prepare models and assembly drawings and reports, for the purpose of prototyping and analysing construction elements and their specification and application to a building context underpinned by Building regulations and policy.

Indicative Syllabus
This Module is Divided into Three Themes:

01 Structure & Detailing Assembly

Application of structural design to Design Studio 3 projects- knowledge of material properties, strategies, sustainability and the effect this has on structural performance and selection/specification

Prototyping, Assembly & Detailing

Key to this will be interventions into existing buildings, work in conjunction with structural analysis and material analysis. Design and application of envelope components building on the innate understanding of complex building typologies and technologies focusing on environmentally ethical material choices and sustainability/durability/recyclability. An introduction to bespoke design detailing, application and assembly of Interior elements or building fabric and components.

Specification

This seriouse of lectures will allow for a detailed study of materials applied and integrated into a fit-out element/building component of Design Studio 3 projects- exploring choice, design, detailing, fixings, specification, sustainability and environmental impacts

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Comprehensively apply construction/assembly prototypes to various aspects of the Design Studio 3 projects, design specification and case studies and impact of the Building Regulations on their application 

  2. Analyse a variety of proposed and existing structural systems using diagrams and calculations

  3. Calculate basic parameters in relation to simple structural elements

  4. Formulate integrated structural solutions for existing and new buildings as applied to Design Studio 3 projects


Assessment Strategies
Formative and summative assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work mainly: essays, projects, presentations, debate

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,4 100 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Open Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

ACCS Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Architectural Studio Building Science and Technology 3 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Architectural Studio Building Science and Technology 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Architectural Studio BST Projects 4 Weekly 4.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
(In addition to stage 1, 2 and 3 reading list)

Ching, F,Onouye,B & Zuberbuhler, D (2009) Building Structures Illustrated, John Wiley & Sons, New York

Baker, N. (2009) The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment, RIBA Publishing, London

Bluyssen, P. (2009) The Indoor Environment Handbook, RIBA Publishing, London

Brown, G.Z. & DeKay, M. (2001), Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies John Wiley & Sons, New York

Daniels, K, (1998), Low-Tech Light-Tech High-Tech: Building In The Information Age, Birkhauser Publishers, Berlin.

Fordham, M, (2002), Environmental Design: An Introduction For Architects And Engineers Spon Press

McMullan, R. (2002), Environmental Science In Building Palgrave, London

Szokolay, S.V. (2005), Introduction To Architectural Science: The Basis Of Sustainable Design Architectural Press, Oxford

Riley,M & Cotgrave, A (2005), The Technology of refurbishment and maintenance, Palgrave, London.

Weaver,M (1997), Conserving buildings: A manual of techniques and materials, John Wiley & Sons, New York
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
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