CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 2 (CCE)

SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2K224627
Module Leader n/a
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
Trimester
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

BNEC101 Construction Technology 1 or equivalent

Summary of Content

Construction and services provision of framed, medium size commercial and industrial buildings. Construction: site investigation; site works and support systems; foundations; basement construction; reinforced and prestressed concrete; structural frames; structural fire protection systems; performance requirements of the external envelope; external wall systems; load bearing brick construction; movement control; roof systems and coverings; steel and concrete stairs; insitu and precast concrete floors; resilient and raised floors; demountable partitions and suspended ceilings. Temporary access provision. Services: mechanical and electrical; hot water, steam and air systems; heat transfer; ventilation systems, electrical supply systems; general and emergency lighting.

Syllabus

Construction and services provision of framed, medium size commercial and industrial buildings. Construction analysis: site investigation procedures and reports; construction site layout and site works; temporary and permanent support systems; pad, beam and pile foundations; basement construction and tanking; reinforced and prestressed concrete, reinforcement scheduling and formwork; rectilinear steel and concrete frames; structural fire protection systems; external wall systems; performance requirements, cross, cellular, diaphragm and fin wall construction; thermal and moisture movement control; metal, stone, concrete and brick cladding, curtain walling, rainscreen cladding, panel walls; beam, girder, truss, space deck, portal roof systems steel, timber and concrete; insitu, precast and complex concrete ground and suspended floors; steel and concrete stairs; resilient and raised access floors; demountable partitions and suspended ceilings; working places and access provision. Services: mechanical and electrical services; materials and regulations; pipe systems -low, medium and high pressure hot water, steam and air; heat transfer equipment - convective and radiant, direct and indirect; ventilation systems - ducts, fans, filters, attenuators, fire dampers, control dampers, diffusers, louvres; electrical supply systems - mains and submains distribution installations, general and emergency lighting, temporary supplies.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:Identify the factors which influence the construction and services provision of framed buildings. (A1 all, B3 all, B5 all)Apply information from site visits related to site works, support systems, foundations and frames. (A1 all, B1 all, B3 all, B5 all C5: BS, C6 all)Interpret construction and services drawings. (A1 all, B1 all, B3 all, B5 all, C6 all)Describe and compare various forms of substructure construction. (A1 all)Explain methods of superstructure construction. (A1 all, B1 all, B2 all)Describe methods of forming walls to framed structures. (A1 all)Describe floor and roof structures. (A1 all)Describe and compare various forms of heating, ventilation and electrical supply provision. (A1 all, B1 all, B2 all, B3, B5 all, C6 all)Describe general and emergency lighting provision. (A1 all) (the term 'all' refers to all programmes undertaking this module)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures provide the basic theoretical concepts of construction technology and services. They will be complemented by tutorials, site visits, seminars and student presentations. There will be a cross module integrated project based on a live site. Students will have access to a display of the site drawings, library facilities both at GCU and at Glasgow College of Building and Printing. This includes digital information such as Construction Information Service Online http://www.info4education.com/ British Standards Online http://bsonline.techindex.co.uk and web based material including manufacturers trade literature.

Indicative Reading

Chudley, Roy, Greeno, Roger (1999) Advanced Construction Technology 3rd ed Pearson Higher Education Longman Chudley, Roy, Greeno, Roger (2001) Building Construction Handbook 4th ed Butterworth-Heinemann Foster, Jack (2000) Structure & Fabric Part 1, 6th ed Pearson Higher Education Longman (ISBN 0582404479) Foster, Jack (2000) Structure and Fabric 6th ed Pearson Higher Education Longman (ISBN 0582405203) The Scottish Executive. Technical Standards (6th amendment) - for compliance with the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 1990 with amendments. The Stationary Office Tomlinson, M.J. (2001) Foundation Design and Construction 7th ed Pearson Higher Education McEvoy, Michael (1994) External Components 4th ed Pearson Higher Education Longman Blanc, Alan (1994) Internal Components 4th ed Pearson Higher Education Longman Blanc, Alan, Blanc Sylvia (2000) Stairs 2nd ed Butterworth-Heinemann Dean, Yvonne (1996) Finishes 4th ed Pearson Higher Education Longman Hall, Frederick (2001) Building Services Handbook Butterworth-Heinemann Hall, Fred, (1994) Building Services and Equipment 2nd ed Vol 2 Pearson Higher Education Longman Hall, Fred, (1994) Building Services and Equipment 3rd ed Vol 3 Pearson Higher Education Longman Oughton, D.R., Hodkinson, S.(2001) Faber and Kell's Heating and Air Conditioning of Buildings 9th ed Butterworth-Heinemann

Transferrable Skills

Development of problem-solving and application of knowledge to same (D1, D2, D3, D10) Effective communication: written, graphical and oral (D14) Effective use of Information Technology (D13) Effective time management (D6) Independent working (D4, D5, D7, D8, D9)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 110.00
Lectures (PT) 36.00
Independent Learning (PT) 122.00
Seminars (FT) 6.00
Tutorials (FT) 30.00
Seminars (PT) 6.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00
Tutorials (PT) 18.00
Assessment (PT) 18.00
Lectures (FT) 36.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 12.00 35% Mid Term Test - Unseen Examination 1 1/2 hours
Coursework 0.00 18.00 35% case based Project report 2000 words
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 70.00 35% Final - Unseen written examination-2Hours