Module: Surveying, Inspection and Measurement

Module details

  • Module code

    2334
  • Module leader

    David Hardwick
  • Module Level

    5
  • Module credits

    15
  • Prerequisites

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 1

Module content

The aim of this module is to give students the skills required to survey, inspect and measure a range of building types including domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural. Students will learn to use and apply contemporary approaches to site and building surveys and measurement that are consistent with UK and International Standards. They will also develop their ability to uncover and recognise defects through building inspections, including planning inspections, undertaking risk assessments and advising on defect remediation.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of surveying regulations and practice.
  2. Demonstrate and understanding of the data and information required to measure land and buildings and be able to demonstrate common and contemporary approaches to measurement.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to use building information systems and related software.
  4. Be able to plan, undertake and report on a building inspection, including advising on the remediation of building defects.

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Portfolio of surveying, inspection and measurement assignments 50%
Examination 2hr unseen examination 50%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

  • Glover, P. (2013) Building Surveys, 8th ed. Routledge.
  • Watt, D.S. (2007) Building pathology: principles and practice, 2nd ed. Blackwell.
  • Packer, A. (2016) Building measurement. Routledge.
  • Marshall, D., Worthing, D., Heath, R. and Dann, N. (2013) Understanding housing defects. Routledge.