CONS06025 2019 Construction Technology and Maintenance
The module provides a detailed exploration into Construction Technology. It also provides an introduction to maintenance by examining the main trends currently emerging in the area.
The aim of the module is to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the need for the technologies and techniques required for upgrading and maintaining a range of buildings and their service, over their whole life.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Assess the technologies and techniques required for upgrading and maintaining a range of buildings and their services
Demonstrate a knowledge of and explain the regulatory requirements and best practices relating to a property's life-cycle
Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the need for building modernisation
Identify and define the concepts of intelligent buildings (IBs) and the opportunities offered by the application of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)
Identify, then compare and contrast the functional requirements, installation methods and selection of Building Services
Recognise and demonstrate an appreciation of the need for systems and materials to reduce the environmental impact of construction work
Assess and provide and provide advice on the; refurbishment, upgrading and retrofitting of buildings
Undertake a building survey, form a comprehensive report, making recommendations relating to defects and potential improvements, state observations about and make recommendations in relation to TGD’s
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.
This will include online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), workshops and work based learning where relevant along with guest lectures and augmented by independent learning and directed learning.
This approach is expected to address student learning needs.
Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material and additional resources).
Moodle will also be further used as a means of assessment, utilising online quizzes, for the uploading of assignments and reports.
This multi-faceted, blended approach of; lectures, workshops and online resources fosters collaborative student learning.
Module Assessment Strategies
Module will be assessed using a combination of end of semester final exam (60%), continuous assessment and course work (40%).
The continuous assessment and course work will involve one assignment where students will be required to;
- Undertake a building survey. Form a comprehensive report, making recommendations relating to defects and potential improvements, state observations about and make recommendations in relation to TGD’s and formulate a maintenance plan.
Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.
Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems
Building Defects – Types, Causes and Remedies
Building operation Systems – Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) and their effect on FM
Building Regulations – Relevant Technical Guidance Documents
Building Services – Accommodation for Building Services, Air Conditioning, Drainage,
Fire Safety Systems, Mechanical and Electrical installations, Sanitary Fitments and Appliances: Discharge and Waste Systems, Utilities, Ventilation, Water Supply.
Building Surveys – Methods, recording of information and report writing
Demolition / Deconstruction – decision to demolish, methods and waste management
Maintenance – Maintenance Strategies, Maintenance Management and types of Maintenance and how maintenance and FM are interlinked
Refurbishment – Building upgrades and retrofitting
Sustainable Construction – Design, development and environmental impact
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Building Survey and Report||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||OnGoing||1,5,8|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Exam||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||60 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self Directed||5||Weekly||5.00|
Part Time Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Tiered Classroom||Directed Learning||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Workshop||Flat Classroom||Learning Workshop||0.16||Weekly||0.16|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self Directed Learning||13.84||Weekly||13.84|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Lecture||Distance Learning Suite||Lecture||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Directed Learning||Distance Learning Suite||Directed Learning||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Workshop||Flat Classroom||Learning Workshop||0.16||Weekly||0.16|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self Directed Learning||10.84||Weekly||10.84|
Required & Recommended Book List
2013-01-28 Building Surveys Routledge
ISBN 9780415635844 ISBN-13 9780415635844
BRAND NEW, perfect condition.
2011-01-21 Building Surveys and Reports 4e Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405197617 ISBN-13 9781405197618
Title: Building Surveys and Reports <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Douglas, James <>Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
2016-04-01 Building Condition Surveys: A Practical and Concise Introduction RIBA Publishing
ISBN 1859466192 ISBN-13 9781859466193
2009-08-10 Refurbishment and Repair in Construction Whittles Publishing
ISBN 1904445551 ISBN-13 9781904445555
Refurbishment and repair accounts for approximately 50 per cent of annual construction turnover. It is therefore essential that practitioners and those students who aspire to work in this sector are equipped with the best tools to do the job. A companion to 'Site Engineers Manual', this title fills this gap in construction literature.
1994-08-31 Building Maintenance and Preservation: A Guide for Design and Management Architectural Press
ISBN 9780750609005 ISBN-13 9780750609005
2015-02-19 Construction Project Manager's Pocket Book (Routledge Pocket Books) Routledge
ISBN 0415732395 ISBN-13 9780415732390
Construction Project Manager's Pocket Book
2000-01 Materials in Construction Pearson Education
ISBN 0582368898 ISBN-13 9780582368897
This text includes an overview of performance characteristics and standards for many materials. It reviews material properties, and examines modes of deterioration while emphasising preventative techniques and remedial treatment.
2007-08-07 Building Pathology: Principles and Practice Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405161035 ISBN-13 9781405161039
This book provides a well illustrated introduction to the discipline of building pathology, bridging the gap between current approaches to the surveying of buildings and the detailed study of defect diagnosis, prognosis and remediation. It features a number of case studies and a detailed set of references and further reading.
2009-05-28 Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings Routledge
ISBN 0203879163 ISBN-13 9780203879160
1997-06-20 Building Services, Technology and Design (CIOB Textbooks) Routledge
ISBN 9780582279414 ISBN-13 9780582279414
Provides a concise guide to the installation and design of principal services in domestic and commercial buildings. This book covers the level 2 module of The CIOB's Education Framework and is officially sanctioned by the CIOB as the recognised book for that module.
2005-07-14 Construction Technology Prentice Hall
ISBN 9780131286429 ISBN-13 9780131286429
Covers the basic elements of substructure (site works, setting out and foundations) and superstructure (flooring and roofs, simple finishes, fittings and fixtures). This book is useful to students of construction crafts courses, whether they are on GNVQ, BTEC HNC/D or degree programmes in construction or related sectors.
2006-07-13 Advanced Construction Technology Prentice Hall
ISBN 013201985X ISBN-13 9780132019859
Includes references to Building and Construction Regulations, British and European Standards. This book offers information on the aspects of higher energy efficient standards, and considers construction processes and procedures to include site works, plant and equipment, sub-structures and temporary work, superstructure, demolition and formwork.
2009-03-09 Building Services Handbook: Incorporating Current Building & Construction Regulations A Butterworth-Heinemann Title
ISBN 9781856176262 ISBN-13 9781856176262
Suitable for students on general construction and building services courses, this work summarises the application of the common elements of building services practice, technique and procedure. It contains information on water system components, control systems for hot water and heating, ventilation and air conditioning and drainage.
2009-01-23 Construction Planning, Programming and Control Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 9781405183802 ISBN-13 9781405183802
This book offers a clear explanation of the principles and practice of construction planning, programming and control during the preparation and construction stages of a project. The book is written in the context of current procurement and contractual arrangements and JCT2005, NEC3 and ICE7 contracts are covered. The statutory framework within which construction projects must be managed is explained and the topic of construction hazard and risk is covered in detail. A variety of programming techniques are explained and the development of safe construction sequences and methods is particularly emphasised. The control of time, money and resources are considered in a risk management context and a complete chapter is devoted to cash flow.The third edition has been extensively updated and extended to include new materials on: * Hazard identification * Risk assessment * Health and safety management * CDM 2007 * Construction sequences and method statements * Delay analysis * Waste management and Site Waste Management Plans The final three chapters are devoted to individual case studies which have been selected to illustrate the practical application of the principles explained in the book and to provide examples of current procedures adopted by major contractors. The content is designed to provide a clear and comprehensive text for undergraduates on construction management, surveying and civil engineering degree courses.
1999-08-01 Environmental Code of Practice for Buildings and Their Services BSRIA
ISBN 0860225240 ISBN-13 9780860225249
2009-02-14 CIBSE Guide H: Building Control Systems Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
ISBN 1906846006 ISBN-13 9781906846008
2006-07-01 Energy Efficiency in Buildings (CIBSE Guide) Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
ISBN 1903287340 ISBN-13 9781903287347
2007-05-04 Environmental Science in Building (Building and Surveying Series) Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 0230525369 ISBN-13 9780230525368
This clear text studies the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings. Topics are arranged for easy reading, and assume a minimum experience of science and mathematics. This edition has been revised in line with new regulations, up-to-date practice and world-wide trends.
2006-03-15 Building Adaptation, Second Edition Routledge
ISBN 0750666676 ISBN-13 9780750666671
Intended as a primer on the physical changes that can affect older properties, this book demonstrates the general principles, techniques, and processes needed when existing buildings must undergo alteration, conversion, extension, improvement, or refurbishment. It includes numerous illustrations and examples that focus on different building types.
2010-02-08 Building Construction Handbook Routledge
ISBN 1856178056 ISBN-13 9781856178051
Full of detailed drawings that illustrate the construction of building elements, this title explains the principles and processes of construction with the concepts of design included where appropriate. It also includes further material on energy conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues.
2011-04-13 Building Services Handbook Routledge
ISBN 9780080969824 ISBN-13 9780080969824
Building Regulations Technical Guidance Documents. Dublin. Stationery Office
2014-06-23 Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118255490 ISBN-13 1118255496
Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first published in 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text on construction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugely popular with both students and lecturers of construction and related disciplines. The third edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands and deepens your understanding of construction technology. It covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames, supported by chapters on fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, off-site construction and a new chapter on building obsolescence and revitalisation. Functional and performance requirements of the main building elements are emphasised throughout, as is building efficiency and meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. You will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technologies. The new edition, with supporting material at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, is an ideal information source for developing a wider and deeper understanding of construction technology.
2017-05-26 The Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services
ISBN 0860227588 ISBN-13 9780860227588
This publication is an update to BG 31/2012 and as with the previous edition provides basic reference information on mechanical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry.This guide covers the key areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls and since the previous edition of this guide, information has been added on:pumpspipeworkvalvesheat networksgas systemsductworkair handling unitscommissioningFor construction clients, the guide provides a simple insight into the main system options discussed during the briefing process. It can also help clients to identify and raise technical questions which they feel are relevant to their organisation's specific needs. For construction professionals, the guide provides a quick reference to building services systems.To ensure the guide is simple and quick to use, a brief overview of each system is provided, followed by a list of key points. Photographs and simple drawings are used to help explain the appearance and operation of each system.
BSRIA Guide BG 32/2014 Illustrated guide to electrical building services. 3rd edition BSRIA