Full Title Building Science Tech 4A Eco Materials and Building Fabric

Short Title BST 4 Eco Materials and Fabric

Code BUIL08004
Level 08
Credit 05

Author Scanlon, Peter
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 3. It will develop the notion of the integration of other technical disciplines to interior architecture.

Indicative Syllabus
This Module is split into two core themes as Follows:

Theme 01 Sustainable Construction Materials Theory and Practice

Lecture 01 What is sustainability and how do we define it? This lecture will discuss and explore the sway of empirical evidence highlighting the variation in the way people conceive of or understand its general concept.

Lectures 02 & 03 Sustainable Construction: These lectures will discuss energy efficiency in use as well as embodied energy of buildings, Material selection consumption of resources, models of assessing buildings and their materials for their sustainability credentials. What characteristics should we consider? Life cycle analysis, cradle to cradle, green washing etc.

Lecture 04 Ecological Materials, Waste and Health.

Lecture 05 Selecting appropriate Construction materials.

Theme 02 Building Fabric Analysis, Interior Assembly & Environmental Analysis

Lectures 06, 07 & 08 Understanding our Buildings: This lecture series will cover Conservation and Sustainability of our existing building stock, as well as Renovation and Retrofit focusing on building typologies such as traditional buildings (pre 1940) Recent buildings (1940 - 1980) Modern Buildings (1980 - 2000) Contemporary (2000 - Present) It will focus on 'reading' these buildings, the importance understanding their environmental as well as fabric performance in order to allow us to exploit their potential now and into the future. Finally construction typologies, Roof Construction, building defects as well as the effects of weather, siting, orientation, plan, form on a buildings form and Fabric.

Lectures 09 & 10 Thermal Properties: This lecture series will focus on Heat Loss (Calculations and U-Value calculations) fabric efficiency and Energy Balance, Cold Bridging, Moisture, Humidity, Air tightness and breathability .

Lectures 11 & 12 Will focus on Utilising 'Therm' Software which allows the student to model two-dimensional heat-transfer effects in building components such as windows, walls, foundations, roofs, and doors. This allows them to evaluate a building component its energy efficiency and local temperature patterns (of the element) which may relate directly to problems with condensation, moisture damage, and structural integrity.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Apply the principles of sustainability and energy conservation and waste management.

  2. Integrate concepts of construction detailing, regulations and standards for technical performance in design solutions for domestic and commercial interiors.

  3. Evaluate the implications of siting, orientation, plan, form and detailing in design solutions.

  4. Demonstrate an informed reflective judgment in the integration of results from performance data and sustainable issues into student's own design proposals.


Assessment Strategies
Teaching and Learning Modes:

Lectures and tutorials accompanied by related short exercises carried out in students' own time. Delivery synchronised with major design project.

Methods of Assessments:

Formative and summative assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work such as: 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 4 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Architectural Studio Buildind Science and Technology 4 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Architectural Studio Building Science and Technology 4 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


Burberry, P, (1992), Environment and Services: Mitchell's Buildings Series, Longman Harlow, London.

Button, D & Pye, D, (1993), Glass in Building, Pilkington Glass / Butterworth

Dean, Y, (1994), Finishes, Mitchell's Buildings Series. Longman

Groak, S, (1992), The idea of Building, E & F Spon

Hunt, T, (1997), Structures Notebook, E & F Spon

Foster, J S & Greeno, R (2006) Mitchells Building Series:Structure and Fabric Vol 1 & 2, Materials, Internal Components, External Components, Prentice Hall

Riggs, R, (2007), Materials and Components of Interior Architecture, Prentice Hall


Other Resources
None
Url Resources
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