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BULD7015 - Building Services Management

Title:Building Services Management
Long Title:Building Services Management
Module Code:BULD7015
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: KEVIN COLEMAN
Module Description: This module is designed to describe management, sustainability and process engineering as applied to building services.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Interpret building services drawings
LO2 Describe and explain services used in the process industry
LO3 Discuss and review building services coordination
LO4 Evaluate buildings services control systems
LO5 Analyse sustainable techniques, technologies, energy management and energy regulations
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Process Engineering
Introduction to process engineering. Services in the process industry.
Services Coordination
Buildings management systems & controls.
Services Drawings
Introduction to building services drawings.
Management of Building Services
Commissioning. Lifecycle costing
Sustainability & New Technologies
Building Energy Rating (BER). Energy Standards. Innovative techniques and technologies in building services. Energy management.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Process industry services and piping & instrumentation diagrams 1,2 20.0 Week 4
Project Group Project on Building Management Systems, Whole Life Costing, and Energy Auditing 3,4 60.0 Week 11
Presentation Innovative sustainable techniques and technologies 5 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Churcher 2012, A Design Framework for Building Services, 3rd Ed., BSRIA [ISBN: 978-0-86022-714-4]
  • BSRIA 2009, Building Services Job Book [ISBN: 978-0-86022-681-9]
  • David Churcher 2008, Whole Life Costing Analysis, BSRIA [ISBN: 978-0-86022-676-5]
  • BSRIA 2002, Commissioning Management: How to achieve a fully-functioning building [ISBN: 0 86022 590 9]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • British Standard Institution 2012, Diagrams for the chemical and petrochemical industry. Graphical symbols, BS EN ISO 10628-2:2012
  • British Standard Institution 2001, Flow diagrams for process plants. General rules, BS EN ISO 10628:2001
  • Salim Deramchi and Glenn Hawkins 2009, Model Commissioning Plan, BSRIA
Other Resources
  • Document: John Sands 2013, Seasonal Commissioning, BSRIA
  • Document: Portman J, Bleicher D 2011, Utility Connections and Diversions - Planning, design and installation , BSRIA
  • Document: CIBSE 2009, Building control systems CIBSE Guide H
  • Document: BSRIA 2007, The BSRIA Blue Book
  • Document: CIBSEManaging your building services, CIBSE Knowledge Series
  • Document: CIBSE 2003, Commissioning management
  • Document: BSRIA 1998, Project management handbook for building services
  • Document: BSRIA 1996, Value engineering of building services

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 6 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 6 Mandatory
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 6 Elective

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