SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K224638
Module Leader n/a
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of Level 2 of either BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, Building Control, Construction Management or Fire Risk Engineering. Or articulation from relevant HND.

Summary of Content

Interpretation and application associated with Building Control in Scotland.Legislation: Building (Scotland) Act 1959 as amended.Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 1990 with amendments. Technical Standards.Associated Legislation: Building Standards (Scotland)(Relaxations by LA)Regulations 1991. Building Operations (Scotland) Regulations 1975. Building Procedures (Scotland) Regulations 1981 and amendments No 1 (1991)(Fees). Building Forms (Scotland) Regulations 1992 British Standards, Codes of Practice (As directed). Warrant applications and Vetting.


The Interpretation and application of legislation associated with Building Control in Scotland. Legislation:Building (Scotland) Act 1959 as amended; Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 1990 with amendments; Technical StandardsAssociated legislation: Building Standards (Scotland) (Relaxations by LA) Regulations 1991; Building Operations (Scotland) Regulations 1975 Building Procedures (Scotland) Regulations 1981 and Amendments No 1 (1991) and No 2 (1991) (Fees); Building Forms (Scotland) Regulations 1992; British Standards, Codes of Practice (As directed) Warrant Application procedures; Vetting procedures.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module of thsi module the sstudent should be able to:1. Evaluate the relationship of the Building (Scotland Act and its secondary legislation to the Standards Regulations and the Technical Standards.2. Illustrate an awareness of the philosophy of the Standards Regulations and the Technical Standards.3. Illustrate the application of the standards.4. Interpret constructional drawings.5. Evaluate drawings for compliance.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to student needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module. Lectures provide the basis theoretical concepts, which will be complemented by tutorials and student presentations. Students will have access to computer software, the University and Department facilities and product information.

Indicative Reading

Hamilton W N et al (1993), Building Regulations Explained and Illustrated Blackwell HMSO, (1959), Building (Scotland) Act as amended.HMSO,(1990), Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations Technical Standards.HMSO,(1991), Building Standards (Scotland) (Relaxation by LA) RegulationsHMSO,(1975), Building Operations (Scotland) RegulationsHMSO,(1981), Building Procedures (Scotland) Regulations and amendments No 1 (1991) and No 2 (1991) (Fees). HMSO,(1992), Building Forms (Scotland) Regulations British Standards Codes of Practice (as directed). BRE Digests, Information Papers, Reports (as directed). Reyner, Architecture of the Well Tempered Environment - Banham

Transferrable Skills

BC - D2 LO,S 2,3,5 FIRE - D1/D2 LO,S 2,3,5 D3 1,2,3,5 D5/D6/D7/D9 D4/D5/D6/D8/D9/D12/D13 5 D12/D13/D14 5 D7/D10 3,5 D7/D10 3,5 BS D1/D2 2,3,5 D3 1,2,3,5 D6/D13/D14 5 D7 3,5

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 120.00
Lectures (FT) 36.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid Term Test - Unseen written Examination 1½ Hours
Coursework 0.00 50.00 35% Module Based Mini Project with report (1500 words)
Exam (Exams Office) 1.50 25.00 35% Final Exam - Unseen written Examination 1 1/2 Hours