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CIVL8004 - Building Regulatory Eng

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Title:Building Regulatory Eng
Long Title:Building Regulatory Engineering
Module Code:CIVL8004
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: MARY MOLONEY
Module Description: This module will familiarize the student with the technical engineering aspects of the Irish Building Regulations. Engineering solutions to various requirements of the regulations will be emphasised.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Assess the compliance of a building with all aspects of the building regulations
LO2 Carry out engineering designs and calculations as required by the various technical guidance documents to the building regulations
LO3 Determine energy ratings for buildings and calculate CO2 emissions
LO4 Prepare a Fire Safety Certificate Application for a building.
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 Regulations
Introduction. Building Control Regulations and codes of practice. Technical guidance documents. Site Preparation & Resistance to Moisture. Sound. Ventilation. Drainage & Waste Water Disposal. Hygiene. Sound Transmission. Heat producing appliances. Stairways, Ladders, Ramps & Guards. Heat Producing Appliances. Design calculations.
Structure
Standard building construction in masonry, timber frame, and steel frame. Progressive collapse design in structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and structural timber.
Fire Safety
Means of Escape, Internal Fire Spread (Linings), Internal Fire Spread (Structure), External Fire Spread, and Access & Facilities for the Fire Service. Preparation of a Fire Safety Certificate Application for a commercial building.
Conservation of Fuel & Energy
CO2 emission calculations, elemental heat loss calculations; Building Energy calculations, thermal bridging, heating controls & heat loss from associated pipework, renewable technologies, energy efficient lighting systems.
Universally Accessible Building Design
Ramps, Lifts, Stairs, Glass Manifestations, Internal & External Signage, Means of Escape, Evacuation Lifts, Acoustics, Tactile Warning Surfaces, Pedestrian Crossing & Footway Design
Construction Product Regulations
Examination of key areas of the Construction Products Regulations and the associated CE marking of construction products under harmonised standards. Declarations of performance documents also addressed.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work25.00%
End of Module Formal Examination75.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Short design project on aspects of the Building Regulations 1,2,3 25.0 Week 9
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 75.0 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 Presentation of course material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed 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 Presentation of course material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • BSI 2008, BS9999:2008 Code of Practice for Fire Safety in the design management and use of buildings [ISBN: 978 0 580 57920 2]
  • National Disability Authority 2002, Building for Everyone (ISBN 1870499034)
Supplementary Book Resources
  • E.C. Ozelton, J.A. Baird 2006, Timber Designers' Manual, 3rd Ed., Blackwell Publishing [ISBN: 78-1-405-14671-5]
  • RIBA Enterprises, Designing for Accessibility – Centre for Accessible Environments [ISBN: 0-85125-465-9]
  • BRE, BRE Report 187 “External Fire Spread: Building Separation and Boundary Distances" [ISBN: 0-85125-465-9]
  • BSI, BS 5588 Series - “Fire Precautions in the Design, Construction & Use of Buildings”
  • DOELG, Technical Guidance Documents to Irish Building Regulations, http://www.environ.ie/en/TGD/
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_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 6 Elective
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 8 Elective

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