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.
management processes and principles (BLDG503)
on the construction management practices of leading construction companies in
the UK and abroad, this module provides the students with an understanding of
the tools and methods used for the management, planning and programming of
construction operations required for the development of buildings. This
includes key management tools in relation to the control of time, cost and
quality, as well as health and safety risks and environmental impacts
associated with construction processes.
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.