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ARCH7045 - Building Regulations

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Title:Building Regulations
Long Title:Building Regulations
Module Code:ARCH7045
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: April 2024
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: Anne Rogers
Module Description: This module explores the Building Control Act and principles of building codes, legislation and principles for Universal Design relevant to Interior Architecture, and how they are applied to domestic and non-domestic Interior Architecture design.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Research, analyse and evaluate the impact of the Building Control Act and relevant Building Regulations and standards on the overall design strategy of an interior architecture project.
LO2 Analyse and apply the relevant sections of the Building Regulations Parts B, K & M and their Technical Guidance Documents as they relate to interior architecture projects.
LO3 Consolidate relevant regulations and legislation into the overall design of an interior architecture project.
LO4 Integrate relevant regulations and standards into interior architecture projects.
LO5 Incorporate principles of Universal Design into an interior design project.
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.
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
Principles of Building Codes & Legislation
Basic principles of Building Codes & Legislation, and their impact on Interior Architecture design projects.
Design
Ability to explore and formulate design solutions in compliance with the relevant regulations and standards, including appropriate materials selection.
Legislation & Standards
Understand and comply with Building Regulations, with particular focus on Technical Guidance Document's Part B: Fire (B1, B2 & B3), Part K: Stairways, Ladders, Ramps & Guards and Part M: Access and Use, but also Techincal Guildance Document E: Sound and Technical Guidance Document G: Hygiene; Application of BS 6465 Part 1 Sanitary Installations; application of awareness of universal design with reference to Buildings for Everyone (NDA).
Building Control Act
Awareness of the Building Control Act and introduction to forms, procedures and general content of Fire Safety Certificate and Disability Access Certificate applications.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Illustrate compliance with TGD Parts K & M in the design of stairs for Design Studio - Project 1. 1,3 40.0 Week 6
Project Illustrate an understanding of the relevant Building Regulations and standards in the design strategy of Design Studio - Project 2, with particular attention to accessibility, means of escape and sanitary installations. 1,2,3,4 60.0 Sem End
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 Lecture based learning 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Studio based learning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of project assignment 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 Lecture based learning 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Studio based learning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of project assignment 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
  • Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government 2017, Building Control Act, Building Regulations and Technical Guidance Documents, Government Publications
  • British Standards Institute 2006, BS 6465-1:2006 & A1:2009 Sanitary Installations - Part 1: Code of practice for the design of sanitary facilities and scales of provision of sanitary and associated appliances, 5 Ed., BSI
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 5 Mandatory
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 5 Mandatory

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