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BULD7016 - Building & Land Survey

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Title: Building & Land Survey
Long Title: Building and Land Surveying
Module Code:BULD7016
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: KEVIN COLEMAN
Module Description: This module provides the student with the knowledge and understanding of the Building and Land Surveying Processes. It outlines and explains the best practice procedures for carrying out Building Surveys. 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 Undertake investigative Building Surveys and produce comprehensive reports.
LO2 Evaluate alternative design considerations for application on Refurbishment and Conservation projects
LO3 Explain the concept of modifying existing buildings for change of use.
LO4 Utilise advanced surveying equipment to accurately survey and set out 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 CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Building Surveys
Forms of Building Survey, condition surveys, safety in carrying out surveys.
Surveying Proceedures
Sequencing, recording, report compilation.
Development and Building Controls
Planning application pre requisites, application procedures, the planning system, decision making, appeals.
Conversion and Adaptation design Issues
Concepts, alternative to replacement,influencing factors, useful life, change of use, technology implications, proposals for suitable conversion.
Land Surveying
Advanced Linear Surveying procedures,coordinated system surveying and setting out procedures.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Produce a report on a survey of an existing Building 1 30.0 Week 5
Project Conduct the design assessment for the conversion and adaptation of an existing building 2,3 30.0 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation Set out a structure using optical and Electronic instruments 4 40.0 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent student Learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent student learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Malcolm Holland 2012, Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Defects in Buildings, Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9780470659106]
  • RICS 1996, Building Surveys of Residential Property, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Peter Hall, Mark Tewdwr-Jones 2010, Urban and Regional Planning, 5th Ed. [ISBN: 978-0-203-86142-4]
  • Michael J Bannan 1998, The Irish Experience 1920-1988, Wolfhound Press
  • Cork County Council, Cork County Development Plan
  • Malcolm Hollis 2005, Surveying Buildings, 5th Ed., RICS [ISBN: 9781842191927]
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 1998, Building Surveys and Inspections of Commercial and Industrial Property, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors London
  • Irvine. W and Maclennan, F. 2005, Surveying for Construction, 5th Ed., McGraw - Hill [ISBN: 0-07-711114-1]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Peter Glover 2013, Building Surveys, Taylor and Francis UK [ISBN: 9780415635844]
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 5 Elective
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Elective
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 5 Elective

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