|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to course entry requirements.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to understand, apply and critically evaluate the key principles of domestic scale building structures, medium rise and long span building structures and how buildings act as systems.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Fundamental principles and characterstics of frame and masonry construction will be introduced from a structural and constructional point of view.
Foundation systems in contemporary use will be explored.
Different roof construction methods, building materials and coverings will be introduced.
Introduction to the basic principles relating to the design and construction of openings in building skins.
Floors and stairs will be explored to include upper floors and trimming details.
Construction materials will be introduced to understand their basic performance and applicability.
The rudiments of environmental services will be introduced and explored.
The concepts of prefabrication and the role of sustainability in construction are also introduced.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
This is a lecture based module supplemented with workshops and practical work, which may include laboratory work and site visits. It will require students to undertake a considerable amount of directed personal study.
For distance learning students the module will be presented via Campus Moodle, with online resources, interactive materials and online mentoring.
Component 1: Examination
Computer based examination, with choice of questions across various delivered lecture topics, with compulsory question covering the rudiments of environmental services.
This module is intended to give students an introduction to the fundamentals of building technology, a topic which supports almost all of the other course modules. The entrance requirements to this course identify that the students already posses analytical, analysis and critical skills and it is not intended to test these here where the focus is upon the acquisition and understanding of building technology basics.