- Module code
- Module leader
- Jim Kempton
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 36 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
The aim of this module is to take students who enter the University with little or no technical knowledge of building construction to a level where they understand the fundamental technologies involved in the construction of a conventional two storey house. The objectives to be covered in achieving this aim will include: site appraisal, construction systems, common building materials, building science, building services and building regulations.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of conventional domestic construction technologies and their appropriate applications
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic building sciences relating to structural stability, durability and environmental performance of common building materials and construction systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the main environmental service systems required in domestic construction.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the Building Regulations and their application.
|Coursework||Coursework assignment (2500 words)||100%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Chudley, R.; Greeno, R. (2010). Building construction handbook. 8th ed. Butterworth-Heinemann
- Hall, F E. ; Greeno, R. (2011). Building services handbook. 6th ed. Butterworth-Heinemann
- Polley, S. (2011). Understanding the Building Regulations 5th ed Taylor & Francis
- Ross, K. (2005). Modern methods of house construction : a surveyor's guide. BRE Bookshop