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BULD6002 - Domestic Building Services

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Title:Domestic Building Services
Long Title:Domestic Building Services
Module Code:BULD6002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: KEVIN COLEMAN
Module Description: This module will describe the principles, the design and the operation of electrical systems, gas systems, ventilation systems and communication systems suitable for domestic standard buildings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the fundamental principles governing the design and construction of electrical, gas, communication, ventilation and lighting services for domestic standard buildings.
LO2 Evaluate specific data to plan and develop optimum solutions for the design and construction of electrical systems, gas systems, communication systems, ventilation, and lighting systems suitable for domestic standard buildings.
LO3 Apply theoretical concepts for the design and construction of electrical systems, gas systems, communication systems, ventilation and lighting systems suitable for domestic standard buildings.
LO4 Solve abstract problems encountered when designing and constructing electrical systems, gas systems, communication systems, ventilation systems and lighting systems suitable for domestic standard buildings.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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.
Building Services and Equipment
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Electrical systems
Principles of electricity, electrical supply and distribution nationally, domestic electricity distribution, electric heating systems, lighting circuits and systems, electric power circuits and systems.
Gas systems
National supply and distribution network, gas pipe sizing, domestic gas distribution, gas ignition and safety systems, gas flues.
Ventilation systems
Principles of natural ventilation, the application of natural ventilation to house design, mechanical ventilation systems, heat recovery and ventilation systems for domestic dwellings.
Communication Systems
The national telecommunications network, domestic dwelling telecomms distribution, national and international data communications systems, domestic dwelling data communications distribution, including audio and television systems. Domestic fire safety systems and intruder alarm systems.
Lighting systems
Lighting principles, terminology, measurement units. Electric lighting components, basic domestic lighting circuits, principles of day-lighting and buildings.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design electrical and communication services for a domestic dwelling. 1,3,4 10.0 Week 5
Project Design ventilation, gas and lighting systems for a domestic building. 1,2,3 10.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 80.0 End-of-Semester
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 on course topics and worked examples. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material. 5.5 Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David V Chadderton 2013, Building Services Engineering, 6th Ed., 9,10,12, Routledge [ISBN: ISBN 978-0-415-69932-7]
  • Randall McMullan 2017, Environmental Science in Building, 8th Ed., 14, Palgrave Macmillan England [ISBN: 9781137605443]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government 2017, Building Regulations Part L, Conservation of Fuel and Energy - Buildings and other Dwellings, 110
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 2 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 2 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 2 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 2 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 2 Mandatory

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