module will expand the knowledge in building technology and processes gained in
Year 1. Focusing on the design and construction of framed buildings, the module
provides the student with a full understanding of current and innovative
building technologies, materials and systems.
development and refurbishment (BLDG510)
module will introduce you to the reuse and adaptation of existing buildings, as
well as provide a detailed understanding of the technical, environmental and
regulatory aspects associated with building refurbishment and the retrofitting
process. The module will also provide you with an understanding of planning and
development procedures for existing building projects.
surveying principles and practice (BLDG504)
module aims to ensure the students acquire and practice knowledge and skills
that are essential to core building surveying practice. The module will help
students gain knowledge of building pathology and forensics, including
diagnosis of common building defects in domestic scale buildings, causes of
building deterioration, development of a professional condition survey, and
health and safety practices in remediating building defects.
Challenge: Built Environment (BLDG515)
module encourages students to implement the knowledge in construction
technologies as well as the team working, time management and graphical
representation skills developed in the course. It involves designing a framed
and complex building, or a specific building element contained in it, according
to a realistic brief set by a client in a collaborative and multidisciplinary
exercise, where each student assumes different construction roles.
services engineering (BLDG511)
module provides students with further knowledge, underlying concepts and
principles in the areas of building science and building services technologies
for large and non-domestic buildings.
projects normally involve a large number of individual companies due to the
fragmented supply chain in the sector. This module allows students to
appreciate the complexity associated with procurement and project contract
administration. It provides students with a deeper understanding of cost
estimating, project feasibility studies and dispute resolution in the
construction industry. Students will also gain practical experience of using
computer programs used for cost estimating.