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BULD6001 - Domestic Water Based Services

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Title:Domestic Water Based Services
Long Title:Domestic Water Based Services
Module Code:BULD6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
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 operational characteristics of water-based services 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 water-based services for domestic standard buildings.
LO2 Evaluate specific data to plan and develop optimum solutions for the design and construction of water-based services for domestic standard buildings.
LO3 Apply theoretical concepts and some technical skills for the design and construction of water-based services for domestic standard buildings.
LO4 Solve abstract problems encountered when designing and constructing water based-services 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.
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 Heat Loss in Buildings
Heat loss calculations, thermal conductivity, thermal resistance, thermal transmission, heat loss due to ventilation.
Conventional Domestic Heating Systems
Radiator circuits, hot water heating circuits, (low pressure) oil boilers, gas boilers, solid fuel boilers. The principles of high pressure heating systems.
Low carbon emitting domestic heating systems
Domestic application of solar energy, the domestic application of heat pump technology.
Domestic water supply
Sources of domestic water supply, the distribution of water supply, water supply filtration and sterilisation, water softening. Cold water distribution in domestic houses.
Domestic waste water
Domestic foul and surface water drainage, waste water treatment, percolation tests.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Size the radiators for a house using scientific principles 1,2 10.0 Week 5
Presentation Presentation on Domestic water based building services 1,3,4 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent Learning 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 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent learning 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 Edition Ed., 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,12, Routledge [ISBN: ISBN 978-0-415-69932-7]
  • Paul Tymkow, Savvas Tassou, Maria Koloktroni, Hussam Jouhara 2013, Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings, 1st Edition Ed., 1,5,7,8,10, Routledge [ISBN: ISBN 978-0-415-59637-4]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • BSRIA Guide: David Bleicher 2012, The illustrated guide to Mechanical Building Services , BSRIA, Bracknell Berkshire UK
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 1 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 1 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 1 Mandatory

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