BUIL07015 2013 Building Science Tech 3B Enviro Design Health and Refurb
The module will expand on skills developed in semester 3A and BST 2. The module will go onto explore and modelling of building energy performance, occupant comfort, and the interaction between building and occupant through the basic use of simulation and analysis software. Detailed examination of current low energy solutions to servicing strategies. Exploration of sustainable and low emission refurbishment methods, strategies and practicalities of upgrading, refurbishing and repurposing non-domestic 20th century buildings. Finally the module will explore Building Regulations and Policy
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Operate software tools sufficiently to carry out a simulation of thermal, day-lighting, and acoustic behaviour of a design and produce meaningful results in response to specific performance problems
Generate reasonable conclusions and recommendations from simulation results and communicate the results of their analysis clearly and concisely, in an appropriate manner to their intended audience
Identity influences on and ambitions for a healthy and comfortable building environment
Make clear the relationship of environmental design and architectural technology to climate and the impact that design decisions may have on natural world and resources
Formulate integrated refurbishment/ conservation/ re-purposing solutions for existing buildings as applied to Design Studio 3 projects and case studies
Module Assessment Strategies
Formative and summative assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work mainly: essays, projects, presentations, debate
Environmental Building Design -
Exploration and modelling of building energy performance, occupant comfort, and the interaction between building and occupant through the use of simulation and analysis software. This will be supplemented through an examination of current low energy solutions to servicing strategies.
Develops a detailed/specialized approach to the recognition and appraisal of the range of defects encountered when dealing with existing buildings and the remedial technologies available. Sustainable, energy efficient renovation and period conservation/restoration are explored in more detail with case studies, guest lectures and detailed projects. Students develop a specialized and detailed study of several materials integrated into a fit-out element of their studio design project- the choice, design, detailing, fixings, specification, sustainability and environmental impacts should be explored.
Advanced understanding of Building Regulations application to Design Studio 3 projects and case studies. Explore the impact of Planning, Access, Fire and Health and Safety legislation to case study examples.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Project||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Architectural Studio||Building Science and Technology 3||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Practical||Architectural Studio||Building Science and Technology||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Architectural Studio||BST 3||4||Weekly||4.00|
(In addition to stage 1, 2 and 3 reading list)
Ching, F,Onouye,B & Zuberbuhler, D (2009) Building Structures Illustrated, John Wiley & Sons, New York
Baker, N. (2009) The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment, RIBA Publishing, London
Bluyssen, P. (2009) The Indoor Environment Handbook, RIBA Publishing, London
Brown, G.Z. & DeKay, M. (2001), Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies John Wiley & Sons, New York
Daniels, K, (1998), Low-Tech Light-Tech High-Tech: Building In The Information Age, Birkhauser Publishers, Berlin.
Fordham, M, (2002), Environmental Design: An Introduction For Architects And Engineers Spon Press
McMullan, R. (2002), Environmental Science In Building Palgrave, London
Szokolay, S.V. (2005), Introduction To Architectural Science: The Basis Of Sustainable Design Architectural Press, Oxford
Riley,M & Cotgrave, A (2005), The Technology of refurbishment and maintenance, Palgrave, London.
Weaver,M (1997), Conserving buildings: A manual of techniques and materials, John Wiley & Sons, New York