QUSU07027 2019 Commercial Buildings - Construction Technology

General Details

Full Title
Commercial Buildings - Construction Technology
Transcript Title
Commercial Buildings - Constru
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Subject Area
QUSU - 0732 Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Michael Sheridan, Paul Mullaney, Daniel Clark Hagan
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (Add-on) SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology SG_JQUAN_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying (Add-on) SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_SCOPY_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in COPY DO USE SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology dd SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology 2 SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_SDIGI_E07 202000 Certificate in Digital Construction Technology SG_SPROP_J07 000000 Bachelor of Science in Property Services and Facilities Management SG_SPROP_J07 000000 Bachelor of Science in Property Services and Facilities Management SG_SPROP_J07 202200 Bachelor of Science in Property Services and Facilities Management (Add-on) SG_SBUIL_S07 000000 Certificate in Building Technology SG_SCONS_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology SG_SPROO_J07 202300 Bachelor of Science in Property Services and Facilities Management (Add-on)

This module aims at providing the learner with an understanding of the elements involved in the construction of commercial, multi-storey buildings, paying particular attention to modern methods, such as; Lean Construction, Lean Project Delivery, Modular Construction, Offsite Construction, Just in Time deliveries etc.

The student will learn about and report on Construction Elements, such as; Cladding types, Gluelam beams, Internal wall systems, Lift shafts, Parapets, Raised access floors, Roof lights, Stairs (Precast / in-situ, completions and finishes), Suspended ceilings etc. They will compliment this with; Multi storey Frames, Roofing Systems and finishes, decoration, fittings and fit -out.

The learner will explore Sustainable Construction and the environmental impact of design and development, examining how the implementation of Environmental Science during these phases provides an an understanding of the underlying principles and the influencing factors associated with the design decision.

This module further aims to develop and deepen the learner’s understanding of the building services elements and building components which combine to complete an efficient and functioning building.

This includes an understanding of the relationship between the architectural and civil engineering disciplines and the building services discipline.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Examine and demonstrate a knowledge of construction elements across a range of commercial, industrial buildings and multi-storey buildings.


Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ;Finishes, Decoration, fittings and fit -out.


Identify, examine, then compare and contrast traditional and modern construction methods, with respect to Modular Construction, Offsite Construction, Just in Time deliveries and construction sustainability.


Recognise the need for and assess the technologies and systems involved in multi storey Frames, structural glazing, non-metal cladding options and the various roofing system


Undertake research and report on how sustainable construction is affected, the environmental impact of differing construction elements and roofing systems, examining the factors that influence their inclusion in commercial and multi-storey buildings.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.

For full time students this will include classroom based learning, augmented with workshops, work based learning and where relevant along with guest lectures and augmented by independent learning and directed learning.

For online Learners, this will include online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), workshops and work based learning where relevant along with guest lectures and augmented by independent learning and directed learning.

This approach is expected to address student learning needs.

Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material and additional resources).

Moodle will also be further used as a means of assessment, utilising online quizzes, for the uploading of assignments and reports.

This multi-faceted, blended approach of; lectures, workshops and online resources fosters collaborative student learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Module will be assessed using a combination of end of semester final exam (60%), continuous assessment and course work (40%).

The continuous assessment and course work will involve one assignment where students will be required to;

Provide a Building Survey report which demonstrates the student's ability to carry out research and critically evaluate; strategies, trends and emerging issues associated with construction elements in commercial and multi-storey buildings

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

Construction Elements – Cladding types, Gluelam beams, Internal wall systems, Lift shafts, Parapets, Raised access floors, Roof lights, Stairs (Precast / in-situ, completions and finishes), Suspended ceilings etc.

Finishes, Decoration, fittings and fit -out.

Lean Construction and Lean Project Delivery – Modular Construction, Offsite Construction, Just in Time deliveries.

Multi storey Frames, structural glazing, non-metal cladding options.

Roofing Systems - Commercial and Industrial, flat roofs, thermal and moisture protection


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Building Condition Survey Coursework Assessment Written Report/Essay 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Distance Learning Suite Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-05-06 Modern Construction Management Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 047067217X ISBN-13 9780470672174

This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. The authors have responded accordingly and the book has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of the older material and adding new processes now considered essential to achieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, for example, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. Modern Construction Management presents construction as a socially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing, manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that is efficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the Seventh Edition are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, and employment issues. Building Information Management: directed towards the improvement of construction management systems. The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on real and practical situations in construction management and methods will help to consolidate learning. A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/MCM7 offers invaluable support material for both tutors and students: Solutions to the self-learning exercises PowerPoint slides with discussion topics Journal and web references Structured to reflect site, business and corporate responsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues to provide strong coverage of the salient elements required for developing and equipping the modern construction manager with the competencies and skills for both technical and business related areas.

Recommended Reading
2015-02-19 Construction Project Manager's Pocket Book Routledge
ISBN 0415732395 ISBN-13 9780415732390

Construction project management requires a broad range of skills, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This nononsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM Procurement Feasibility studies Environmental management systems People skills Recommended document formats Occupancy activities Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work and OGC Gateway process throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.

Recommended Reading
2009-02-09 Construction Planning, Programming and Control Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405183802 ISBN-13 9781405183802

This book offers a clear explanation of the principles and practice of construction planning, programming and control during the preparation and construction stages of a project. The book is written in the context of current procurement and contractual arrangements and JCT2005, NEC3 and ICE7 contracts are covered. The statutory framework within which construction projects must be managed is explained and the topic of construction hazard and risk is covered in detail. A variety of programming techniques are explained and the development of safe construction sequences and methods is particularly emphasised. The control of time, money and resources are considered in a risk management context and a complete chapter is devoted to cash flow. The third edition has been extensively updated and extended to include new materials on: * Hazard identification * Risk assessment * Health and safety management * CDM 2007 * Construction sequences and method statements * Delay analysis * Waste management and Site Waste Management Plans The final three chapters are devoted to individual case studies which have been selected to illustrate the practical application of the principles explained in the book and to provide examples of current procedures adopted by major contractors. The content is designed to provide a clear and comprehensive text for undergraduates on construction management, surveying and civil engineering degree courses.

Recommended Reading
2002-01-21 Construction Management in Practice Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 0632064021 ISBN-13 9780632064021

While most construction management books are project based, this book looks at management principles and techniques applied to the day-to-day problems facing a business in the construction industry. It covers: Business strategy Industrial relations Health and safety Managing people Financial management Quantitative methods The text includes end of chapter review questions and a range of illustrative examples. Since the book was first written in 1982 much has changed. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and takes account of the increased globalisation of construction, the move from public to private sector work, the drive for productivity, changing procurement methods, new emphasis on life cycle costing and much more. It will provide a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in construction management, surveying and civil engineering as well as offering useful insights for practitioners undertaking CPD activities.

Recommended Reading
1995 Introduction to Building Management Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780750605106 ISBN-13 0750605103

An essentially practical approach to building management. The information includes material on corporate planning, theory of communications, robotics, value engineering and data protection. It is geared to the syllabus of the Chartered Institute of Buildin

Recommended Reading
2010 Project Management Prentice Hall
ISBN 027370432X ISBN-13 9780273704324

Project Management is a fast-growing and increasingly professionalised' discipline with record numbers of practitioners now gaining the PRINCE qualification. The formal tools and techniques of project management are being applied in an ever-wider range of industries and organisations. As a mainstream skill, critical to business success, and under closer scrutiny for the benefits it delivers, it's important the students of today and practitioners of tomorrow can rely on a comprehensive and contemporary text to support their learning. Drawing on the author's 20 years of teaching, research and consulting experience, Harvey Maylor's latest edition of Project Management delivers this in style

Recommended Reading
2017 Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book
ISBN 1138698369 ISBN-13 9781138698369

The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor s Pocket Book has been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2, and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features and updates included in this new edition: An up to date analysis of NRM1,2 & 3 Measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format Changes in procurement practice Changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work Reflects the increased use of NEC3 form of contract The impact of BIM This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer s budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above. "

Recommended Reading
2012 The Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services
ISBN 086022709X ISBN-13 9780860227090

This illustrated guide provides basic reference on mechanical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry. The systems covered are heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls.

Recommended Reading
2005 The Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services
ISBN 0860226530 ISBN-13 9780860226536

Covering wireless local area networks, solar photovoltaics and flywheel generation technologies, this book presents illustrated basic reference information on electrical building services systems for construction clients and professionals. It also covers power supplies and controls, fire detection and alarm systems, security systems, and more.

Recommended Reading
2010-06 Building Services Job Book
ISBN 0860226816 ISBN-13 9780860226819
Recommended Reading
2007 Environmental Science in Building Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 0230525369 ISBN-13 9780230525368

This clear, accessible and very popular textbook studies the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings. It will be useful to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science at all levels. Topics are arranged for easy reading and learning, and assume a minimum experience of science and mathematics. Worked examples are explained in a step-by-step fashion, and facts and formulas are made accessible for easy reference. This sixth edition has been thoroughly revised in line with new regulations, up-to-date practice and world-wide trends.

Recommended Reading
1997 Building Services, Technology and Design Routledge
ISBN 0582279410 ISBN-13 9780582279414

One in a series of textbooks produced in association with the CIOB, this is a concise guide to the installation and design of principal services in domestic and commercial buildings.

Recommended Reading
2009 Building Services Handbook Routledge
ISBN 9781856176262 ISBN-13 1856176266

* Ideal for students on general construction and building services courses * Each topic presented concisely using plain language and clear drawings * Incorporates updated references to relevant regulations and practice standards * Includes established and contemporary practice * Website resources available Building Services Handbook summarises the application of all common elements of building services practice, technique and procedure, to provide an essential information resource for students as well as practitioners working in building services, building management and the facilities administration and maintenance sectors of the construction industry. Information is presented in the highly illustrated and accessible style of the best-selling companion title Building Construction Handbook. This new edition contains extended information on water system components, control systems for hot water and heating, ventilation and air conditioning, drainage, gas appliance flues and further examples of design calculations. It has been revised and expanded to take into account recent amendments to the Building Regulations Approved Documents and guidance from British and European Standards. Online lecture facilities include PowerPoint slides illustrating a selection of services areas, providing key diagrams for use with presentations and handouts. THE comprehensive reference for all construction and building services students, Building Services Handbook is ideal for a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. The clear illustrations and complementary references to industry Standards combine essential guidance with a resource base for further reading and development of specific topics. Roger Greeno is a well-known author of construction texts. He has extensive practical and consultancy experience in the industry, in addition to lecturing at several colleges of further and higher education, and the University of Portsmouth. He has also examined for City & Guilds, Edexcel, the Chartered Institute of Building and the University of Reading. Fred Hall's books on Building Services have helped thousands of students gain their qualifications and pass exams. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Guildford College. * Ideal for students on general construction and building services courses * Each topic presented concisely using plain language and clear drawings * Incorporates updated references to relevant regulations and practice standards * Includes established and contemporary practice * Website resources available

Recommended Reading
2000-01 Materials in Construction Pearson Education
ISBN 0582368898 ISBN-13 9780582368897

This text includes an overview of performance characteristics and standards for many materials. It reviews material properties, and examines modes of deterioration while emphasising preventative techniques and remedial treatment.

Recommended Reading
2011-01-31 Building Surveys and Reports Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405197617 ISBN-13 9781405197618

This book provides guidance on building survey work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings, with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are discussed, with guidance on how to carry out measured surveys. A separate chapter covers survey problems after flood and fire damage, and the legal section takes account of recent developments in case law relating to inspections and surveys of properties. This new edition continues to provide a thorough treatment of all the key issues relating to surveying buildings, dealing with the problems that surveyors are likely to encounter when inspecting buildings. Changes for the new edition include: Examples and references have been updated Evaluation of condition rating systems for domestic and commercial buildings A new section on the home condition reports More information on slate defects Bibliography revised and expanded, to make it more comprehensive Additional appendix showing the home condition report format

Recommended Reading
2006 Advanced Construction Technology, Chudley & Greeno,2006 Pearson Education
ISBN 013201985X ISBN-13 9780132019859

Advanced Construction Technology offers a comprehensive, practical, illustrative guide to many aspects of construction practice used for industrial and commercial buildings.

Recommended Reading
Environmental Code of Practice for Buildings and Their Services CIBSE

Recommended Reading
20/09/2019 CIBSE Guide H: Building Control Systems CIBSE

Recommended Reading
20/06/2019 Energy Efficency in Buildings CIBSE

Recommended Reading
2014-06-23 Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118255490 ISBN-13 1118255496

Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first published in 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text on construction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugely popular with both students and lecturers of construction and related disciplines. The third edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands and deepens your understanding of construction technology. It covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames, supported by chapters on fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, off-site construction and a new chapter on building obsolescence and revitalisation. Functional and performance requirements of the main building elements are emphasised throughout, as is building efficiency and meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. You will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technologies. The new edition, with supporting material at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, is an ideal information source for developing a wider and deeper understanding of construction technology.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
Journal Resources

The International Journal of Building Science and its Applications

International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development

Journal of Green Building

Journal of Building Physics


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