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BULD7003 - Industrial Building Services

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Title:Industrial Building Services
Long Title:Industrial Building Services
Module Code:BULD7003
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: KEVIN COLEMAN
Module Description: This module will describe in detail the range, operation and requirements of building services in industrial buildings to gain an understanding of building services selection.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine how fire safety legislation and design principles are applied to large buildings.
LO2 Determine how heating, cooling and energy services are applied to large buildings.
LO3 Select and describe appropriate building services for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB).
LO4 Explain and describe how electrical power is distributed in large 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).

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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
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
Air Conditioning
Operation of air conditioning systems. Air distribution. Refrigeration & cooling towers, fan coil, and induction units.
Heating Systems
Medium and high pressure hot water heating. Atmospheric and forced air boilers. Commercial and industrial heaters. Heat exchangers.
Electricity & Lighting Systems
LV electrical power supplies, controls and safety systems for large buildings. Uninterrupted power supplies. Structured cabling. Power distribution in large buildings. Lighting systems and design.
Fire Safety
Fundamentals of fire and combustion. Fire safety legislation. Smoke management. Fire protection & control equipment.
Nearly Zero Energy Services and intelligent controls
The application of heat pumps, ventilation heat recovery systems, combined heat and power, district heating, carbon neutral fuel boilers, solar and photoelectric systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Fire case study. 1 20.0 Week 4
Short Answer Questions Heating and air-conditioning systems. 2,3 20.0 Week 7
Project Applied building services selection. 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 12
Presentation Applied building services selection. 1,2,3,4 10.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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
Tutorial Review of course topics and worked examples. 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material and preparation of worked examples for selected tutorial sessions 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Review of course topics and worked examples. 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material and preparation of worked examples for selected tutorial sessions 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Bleicher 2012, Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services [ISBN: 9780860227090]
  • Tymkow, Tasson, Kolokotroni, Jouhara 2013, Building services design for energy efficient buildings, 1st Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415596367]
  • Tse & Bleicher 2014, Illustrated guide to Electrical Building Services (BG 32/2014), 3rd Ed., BSRIA [ISBN: 9780860227328]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • David V. Chadderton 2013, Building Services Engineering, 6th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415699310]
  • Randall McMullan 2017, Environmental science in building, 8th Ed., Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke [ISBN: 9781137605443]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland 2012, Combined Heat and Power in Ireland
  • British Standards Institution 2010, Distribution of electricity on construction and demolition sites – Code of practice, BS 7375:2010 [ISSN: 978 0 580 68268 1]
Other Resources
  • Document: Chartered Institute of Building Services EngineersCIBSE Guides
  • Document: Building Regulations Technical Guidance Documents
  • Book: Pennycook K. 2008, Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies , BSRIA
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 5 Elective
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 5 Elective

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