|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to course entry requirements.
Aims of Module
To develop further the principles and practices of construction technology related to demolition, alteration and remedial work. To evaluate construction processes of multi-storey/high rise residential and commercial buildings.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Assess the methods available which ensure safe renovation /demolition of buildings of various material type and heights.
Examine and assess the methods available for excavating and forming deep basements below ground level. Examine a range of constructional forms in current use for multistorey residential and commercial buildings. Enclosure considerations and service integration systems will be evaluated.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
This module is delivered both on-campus and by distance learning. On-campus delivery is by a blended learning approach involving research and on-line activities including mini lectures. A substantial part of the module is devoted to student centred learning in the form of directed research to construction technology journals, core texts and www resource material. Distance learning delivery is by on-line materials, activities and support.
Component 1: Assessed by students researching two selected thematic sections and compiling their reflective technology log.
Component 2: Is a team research and presentation task.
Where appropriate mixed team working will be encouraged.