SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K224629
Module Leader Tony Kilpatrick
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Any experience in the Built and Natural Environment * Please note this is also delivered in CCEO and they should be notified of any changes to this module.

Summary of Content

Live project involving site visits to specific sitesproperties. Preparation of reports and documentation relevant to the particular discipline and programme. The preparation of a Building Inspection Report. The preparation of dimensioned drawings as existing and for a proposed change of use. The preparation of the Contract Documentation for the project at hand including preparation of the necessary statutory consents.


Work experience simulation by set project(s) within suitable environments to develop the student's social and interpersonal skills, comparative understanding of work procedures, the ability to question concepts and to relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the programme with the building processes and professional practice aspects of the construction and property industries. Contractual and interpersonal relationships within a building project team.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:Acquire applicatory skills and develop personal and social skills by team working and investigative research (c2, C3, C4, C5, C6)Understand and apply work disciplines and routines, team working, personal relationships and authority (C4, C5)Understand the requirements for professional experience for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building corporate membership (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6)Analyse construction drawings, contract documentation and industrial, professional and academic concepts and procedures (A1-A6)Apply analytical problem solving techniques to set assignments within a simulated working environment or "live" project (B1-B6)Analyse problems in relation to discipline base (C1, C2, C3)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures in order to prepare and advise students of the Project nature and brief supported by site visits and meetings with a variety of Professionals both on-site and in seminars and guest lectures. This will be complimented by tutorial sessions to discuss students progress through the semester. To integrate the students from the differing disciplines in team work in connection with the particular property and sites. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module

Indicative Reading

BCIS RICS (1987) Standard Form of Cost Analysis, RICS. Ferry & Brandon (1991) Cost Planning of Buildings 6th Edition, BSP Professional Books. Flanagan R,(1989) Life Cycle Costing for Construction, RICS. Weihnich H & Koontz H (1993), Management 10th Edition, McGraw-Hill.National Building Specification (1990) : Minor Works , NBS Services. National Building Specification(1990) : Standard Version, NBS Services.Bowyer J. (2000): Practical Specification Writing 2nd Edition, Hutchison.Markus, T A, Building Conservation and Rehabilitation, Newnes-Butterworth.Mills, E D Building Maintenance and Preservation, Butterworth. Hollis, M (2000) Surveying Buildings Surveyors Publications. Hall F, Building Services and Equipment Vol.2. Seeley I H (1987), Dilapidation, MacMillan. Blanc A (1994), Internal Components, Longman. Chudley R. (1999) Construction Technology vol 2, Longman. Chudley, R. (1999) Construction Technology vol 3, Longman. Dean Y (1989), Finishes, Batsford. Foster J S.(1994), Structure and fabric Part I, Longman. Foster J S.(1994) Structure and fabric Part II, Longman.Hall F. (1987), Building Services and Equipment Vol 1, Longman. Hall F. Building Services and Equipment Vol 2, Longman. HMSO. (1999) Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations. McEvoy M (1994), External Components, Longman. Taylor L. Housing Symbols, Structure, Site, Cooper Hewitt Museum Building Surveying Chudley, Roy, Greeno, Roger (1999) Construction Technology 3rd ed Pearson Higher Education Riley, Mike, Howard, C.A. (2002) Construction Technology 1 House Construction Palgrave Macmillan Chudley Roy, Greeno, Roger (2001) Building Construction Handbook 4th ed Butterworth-Heinemann The Scottish Executive Technical Standards (6th amendment) for compliance with the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 1990 with amendments. Foster, Jack (2000) Structure & Fabric Part 1 6th ed Pearson Higher Education Longman Barry, Robin (1999) The Construction of Buildings 7th ed Vol 1. Blackwell Science Ltd Dean, Yvonne (1996) Finishes 4th ed Pearson Higher Education Longman Building Research Establishment (BRE) Good Building guides, Various numbers Hall, Fred (1994) Building Services and Equipment 3rd ed Vol 1. Pearson Higher Education Longman Hall, Fred (1994) Building Servies and Equipment 2nd ed Vol 2. Pearson Higher Education Longman Hall, Frederick (2001) Building Services Handbook, Butterworth-Heinemann Barry, Robin (1998) Construction of Buildings 3rd ed Volume 5 Blackwell Science Ltd Hollis Malcolm (2000) Surveying Buildings, Surveying Publications Tomlinson, MJ (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 Edcuation Longman Blanc, Alan, Blanc Sylvia (2000) Stairs 2nd ed Architectural Press Oughton, D.R. Hodkinson, S (2001) Faber and Kell's Heating and Air Conditioing of Buildings 9th ed, Butterworth-Heinemann Additional reading on the project dependent on the nature of the project topic and location.

Transferrable Skills

Communicate graphically, in writing, verbally and by computer. Participate in group activities and teamwork within and across constructional disciplines in determining the solutions and collation of data (D1-D8, D11, D13, D14)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 30.00
Seminars (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00
Independent Learning (FT) 98.00
Practicals (FT) 18.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 25.00 35% Interim Presentation
Coursework 0.00 50.00 35% group work with Report 2000 words
Coursework 0.00 25.00 35% Final Presentation