BUIL07015 2013 Building Science Tech 3B Enviro Design Health and Refurb

General Details

Full Title
Building Science Tech 3B Enviro Design Health and Refurb
Transcript Title
Building Science Tech 3B
Code
BUIL07015
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BUIL - Building Services
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Peter Scanlon, Maeliosa O'Brien,
Programme Membership
SG_JINTE_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Architectural Design SG_VINTE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_VINTE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_JINTE_H08 201400 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture RIBA 1 SG_JSCIE_X06 201400 Certificate
Description

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

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

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

2.

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

3.

Identity influences on and ambitions for a healthy and comfortable building environment

4.

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

5.

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

Indicative Syllabus

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.

Material Technology-

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.

Legislation -

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg 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
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

(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

Other Resources

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Additional Information

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