Full Title Building Science Tech 3B Enviro Design Health and Refurb

Short Title Building Science Tech 3B

Code BUIL07015
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 on skills developed in semester 3A and BST 2. The module will go onto explore and modelling of building energy performance, occupant comfort, and the interaction between building and occupant through the basic use of simulation and analysis software. Detailed examination of current low energy solutions to servicing strategies. Exploration of sustainable and low emission refurbishment methods, strategies and practicalities of upgrading, refurbishing and repurposing non-domestic 20 th century buildings. Finally the module will explore Building Regulations and Policy

Indicative Syllabus
Environmental Building Design -

Exploration and modelling of building energy performance, occupant comfort, and the interaction between building and occupant through the use of simulation and analysis software. This will be supplemented through an examination of current low energy solutions to servicing strategies.

Material Technology-

Develops a detailed/specialized approach to the recognition and appraisal of the range of defects encountered when dealing with existing buildings and the remedial technologies available. Sustainable, energy efficient renovation and period conservation/restoration are explored in more detail with case studies, guest lectures and detailed projects. Students develop a specialized and detailed study of several materials integrated into a fit-out element of their studio design project- the choice, design, detailing, fixings, specification, sustainability and environmental impacts should be explored.

Legislation -

Advanced understanding of Building Regulations application to Design Studio 3 projects and case studies. Explore the impact of Planning, Access, Fire and Health and Safety legislation to case study examples.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Operate software tools sufficiently to carry out a simulation of thermal, day-lighting, and acoustic behaviour of a design and produce meaningful results in response to specific performance problems

  2. Generate reasonable conclusions and recommendations from simulation results and communicate the results of their analysis clearly and concisely, in an appropriate manner to their intended audience

  3. Identity influences on and ambitions for a healthy and comfortable building environment

  4. Make clear the relationship of environmental design and architectural technology to climate and the impact that design decisions may have on natural world and resources

  5. Formulate integrated refurbishment/ conservation/ re-purposing solutions for existing buildings as applied to Design Studio 3 projects and case studies


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 1,2,3,4,5 100 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 3 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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