QUSU07026 2019 Industrial Buildings - Construction Technology

General Details

Full Title
Industrial Buildings - Construction Technology
Transcript Title
Industrial Buildings - Constru
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Michael Sheridan, Paul Mullaney, Daniel Clark Hagan
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Construction in Construction Management SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Adv Wood Sust Building Tech SG_JQUAN_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_SDIGI_E07 202000 Certificate in Science in Digital Construction Technology

The module will introduce students to multi storey and long span industrial buildings and the identification of project specific solutions. The student will examine and learn about the various forms of substructure, common to these types of buildings. They will take the building out of the ground through the use of differing framed construction methods , continuing with various types of internal flooring systems. The learner will continue up the building and  be introduced to the many forms of roofing and cladding utilised in the construction of Industrial buildings and how, different materials, systems and legislation are used to provide fire protection to these structures. Students will also learn how technology can influence the comfort of humans within the built environment, through the application of environmental science. Learners will also develop an understanding of the application Of Passive House Design concepts for Non-Domestic Buildings. The learner will recognise how different end users affect the loading on building elements. The student will be in a position to provide a research report which demonstrates the student's ability to carry out research and critically evaluate; strategies, trends and emerging issues and technologies associated with high rise constriction projects. All this will take into account current building and health and safety legislation.

Learning Outcomes

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


Develop and demonstrate their understanding of the design and construction methods relating to Industrial buildings.


Differentiate between, then compare and contrast, construction details in relation to the functional requirements of industrial buildings.


Identify and distinguish between the different materials and systems used to provide fire protection in multi storey buildings.


Demonstrate a knowledge of, formulate and provide advice on; sub-structures, cladding, internal flooring and roofs for industrial buildings.


Compare and contrast the different materials; steel, concrete, timber and how they are used in industrial frames.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.

For full time students this will include classroom based learning, augmented with workshops, work based learning and where relevant along with guest lectures and augmented by independent learning and directed learning.

For online Learners, 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;

Provide a research report which demonstrates the student's ability to carry out research and critically evaluate; strategies, trends and emerging issues and technologies associated with high rise constriction projects.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

Cladding and curtain walling - functional requirements, types and materials, wall and roof

Comparative studies relating to steel, concrete and timber industrial frames.

Frames – Forms and types, functions and selection criteria and materials.

Internal floors – Industrial buildings, options and methods of construction.

Introduction to Fire Engineering – requirements and methods.

Structure of foundations and types including - Strip, raft,pad / beam, grid formation, deep and pilling.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Research report Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Distance Learning Suite Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-05-06 Modern Construction Management Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 047067217X ISBN-13 9780470672174
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2015-02-19 Construction Project Manager's Pocket Book Routledge
ISBN 0415732395 ISBN-13 9780415732390

Construction project management requires a broad range of skills, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This nononsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM Procurement Feasibility studies Environmental management systems People skills Recommended document formats Occupancy activities Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work and OGC Gateway process throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.

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2009-02-09 Construction Planning, Programming and Control Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405183802 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.

Recommended Reading
2002-01-21 Construction Management in Practice Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 0632064021 ISBN-13 9780632064021

While most construction management books are project based, this book looks at management principles and techniques applied to the day-to-day problems facing a business in the construction industry. It covers: Business strategy Industrial relations Health and safety Managing people Financial management Quantitative methods The text includes end of chapter review questions and a range of illustrative examples. Since the book was first written in 1982 much has changed. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and takes account of the increased globalisation of construction, the move from public to private sector work, the drive for productivity, changing procurement methods, new emphasis on life cycle costing and much more. It will provide a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in construction management, surveying and civil engineering as well as offering useful insights for practitioners undertaking CPD activities.

Recommended Reading
1995 Introduction to Building Management Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780750605106 ISBN-13 0750605103

An essentially practical approach to building management. The information includes material on corporate planning, theory of communications, robotics, value engineering and data protection. It is geared to the syllabus of the Chartered Institute of Buildin

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2010 Project Management Prentice Hall
ISBN 027370432X ISBN-13 9780273704324

Project Management is a fast-growing and increasingly professionalised' discipline with record numbers of practitioners now gaining the PRINCE qualification. The formal tools and techniques of project management are being applied in an ever-wider range of industries and organisations. As a mainstream skill, critical to business success, and under closer scrutiny for the benefits it delivers, it's important the students of today and practitioners of tomorrow can rely on a comprehensive and contemporary text to support their learning. Drawing on the author's 20 years of teaching, research and consulting experience, Harvey Maylor's latest edition of Project Management delivers this in style

Recommended Reading
2017 Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book
ISBN 1138698369 ISBN-13 9781138698369

The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor s Pocket Book has been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2, and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features and updates included in this new edition: An up to date analysis of NRM1,2 & 3 Measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format Changes in procurement practice Changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work Reflects the increased use of NEC3 form of contract The impact of BIM This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer s budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above. "

Recommended Reading
2003 Structural Mechanics Pearson Education
ISBN 0582431654 ISBN-13 9780582431652

Structural Mechanics, has become established as a classic text on the theory of structures and design methods of structural members. The book clearly and logically presents the subject's basic principles, keeping the mathematical content to its essential minimum.The sixth edition has been revised to take into account changes in standards, and clarifies the content with updated design examples and a new setting of the text. The original simplicity of the mathematical treatment has been maintained, while more emphasis has been placed on the relevance of structural mechanics to the process of structural design, analysis, materials, and loads on buildings and structures according to the current British Standards and European codes of practice.The initial chapters of the book deal with the concept of loads and their effects on structural materials and elements in terms of stress and strain. The significance of the shape of the cross-section of structural elements is then considered. The book finishes with the design of simple structural elements such as beams, columns, rafters, portal frames, dome frames and gravity retaining walls.

Recommended Reading
2008-12-11 Structural Engineer's Pocket Book, 2nd Edition Elsevier
ISBN 9780750686860 ISBN-13 0750686863

Now in its second edition, the Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, particularly those taking the iStructE Part 3 Exam. The combination of tables, data, facts, formulae and rules of thumb make it a valuable aid in scheme design for structural engineers in the office, in transit or on site. Concise and precise, this second edition is updated to reflect changes to the British Standards, which are used and referenced throughout, as well as the addition of a new section on sustainability. Other subject areas include timber, masonry, steel, concrete, aluminium and glass.

Recommended Reading
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.

Recommended Reading
2008-03-03 Building Pathology Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 9781405161039 ISBN-13 1405161035

Building pathology provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of defects and performance in order to develop appropriate remedial and management solutions. It considers how the structure and materials of a building relate to its environment, its occupants and the way the building is used, so as to develop a better understanding of building failures. 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. This second edition has been updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and construction, and provides new case studies that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the subject.

Recommended Reading
2011-01-31 Building Surveys and Reports Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405197617 ISBN-13 9781405197618

This book provides guidance on building survey work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings, with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are discussed, with guidance on how to carry out measured surveys. A separate chapter covers survey problems after flood and fire damage, and the legal section takes account of recent developments in case law relating to inspections and surveys of properties. This new edition continues to provide a thorough treatment of all the key issues relating to surveying buildings, dealing with the problems that surveyors are likely to encounter when inspecting buildings. Changes for the new edition include: Examples and references have been updated Evaluation of condition rating systems for domestic and commercial buildings A new section on the home condition reports More information on slate defects Bibliography revised and expanded, to make it more comprehensive Additional appendix showing the home condition report format

Recommended Reading
2006 Advanced Construction Technology, Chudley & Greeno,2006 Pearson Education
ISBN 013201985X ISBN-13 9780132019859

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2012 The Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services
ISBN 086022709X ISBN-13 9780860227090

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ISBN 0415824362 ISBN-13 9780415824361

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction has been specially written for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety each year. Fully revised in alignment with the April 2015 syllabus, the fifth edition provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence. The book covers all the essential elements of health and safety management in construction including the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards. Highly illustrated, with information provided in a clear, easily accessible format, it also provides checklists and record sheets to supplement learning. Aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding Complete with a companion website containing extra resources for tutors and students at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes The only textbook endorsed for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, the Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is also suitable for construction courses in the UK and overseas and serves as a comprehensive reference for managers and professionals within the construction industry.

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ISBN 0230525369 ISBN-13 9780230525368

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ISBN 0131286420 ISBN-13 9780131286429

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ISBN 0306812835 ISBN-13 9780306812835

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ISBN 9781118255490 ISBN-13 1118255496

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Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Journal Resources

Advances in Structural Engineering

An Official Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

Engineering Structures

International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering International

The International Information Centre for Structural Engineers

The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings (IJHRB)

The Structural Engineer

URL Resources