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BULD6031 - Building Surveying

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Title:Building Surveying
Long Title:Building Surveying
Module Code:BULD6031
 
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: MARK RYAN
Module Description: This module provides the student with knowledge and understanding of building and surveying processes. It outlines and explains best practice procedures for carrying out building surveys and building adaptation. It also provides the student with the knowledge and skill to accurately set out buildings and structures.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Record and process survey data using specialised survey equipment.
LO2 Use computer software to process, manipulate and present survey data in an appropriate format.
LO3 Work in teams using specialised survey equipment to set out construction works.
LO4 Outline the approach to carrying out building surveys.
LO5 Appraise alternative design considerations for the refurbishment or adaptation of existing buildings for change of use.
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
Total Station Survey
Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM). Instrument setup and data capture. Errors and accuracy. Field procedures.
Data Processing
Data formats. Autodesk software solutions. Digital Terrain Modelling. Data presentation, plans, sections and models.
Setting Out
Specification and tolerances. Resection. Stages in setting out. Generation of setting-out data. Methods of marking and referencing.
Building Surveys
Building styles. Forms of building survey. Condition surveys. Sequencing. Safety in carrying out surveys.
Conversion & Adaptation Design Issues
Concepts, alternative to replacement, influencing factors, useful life, change of use, technology implications, proposals for suitable conversion and adaptation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class assessment, short answer and multiple choice questions. 4,5 10.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Recording a detail survey - fieldwork, processing and report. 1,2 25.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Setting-out design & implementation - fieldwork, processing and report. 1,2,3 25.0 Week 11
Written Report Produce a report on the adaptation of an existing building. 4,5 40.0 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. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Review of course topics and worked examples. 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Assessment of practical competency through laboratory-based project 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material and preparation of reports for selected laboratory sessions and in-class topics. 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Review of course topics and worked examples. 0.25 Every Week 0.25
Lab Assessment of practical competency through laboratory-based project 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material and preparation of reports for selected laboratory sessions and in-class topics. 4.75 Every Week 4.75
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.25
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • William Irvine, Finlay Maclennan 2005, Surveying for Construction, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill London [ISBN: 9780077111144]
  • Malcolm Holland 2012, Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Defects in Buildings, Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9780470659106]
  • Mike Hoxley 2016, Building Condition Surveys, 3rd Ed., RIBA Publishing [ISBN: 9781859466193]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John Uren, Bill Price 2010, Surveying for Engineers, 5th Ed., Macmillan Education UK London [ISBN: 9780230221574]
  • Malcolm Hollis 2005, Surveying Buildings, 5th Ed., RICS [ISBN: 9781842191927]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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 4 Elective
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 4 Elective
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 4 Elective
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 4 Elective

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