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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CIVE3815 Building Physics 2: Services Design
10 creditsClass Size: 80
Module manager: Dr. Dongmin Yang
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2015/16
|CIVE2815||Building Physics 1: Fundamental Principles|
Module replacesCIVE3810 - Building Services Engineering II
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThe module will contribute to student's ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements, including:
Understanding the constructional and structural systems, the environmental strategies and the regulatory requirements that apply to the design and construction of a comprehensive design project; developing a conceptual and critical approach to architectural design that integrates and satisfies the aesthetic aspects of a building and the technical requirements of its construction and the needs of the user.
The module will develop an understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment, and the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale, including the precepts of sustainable design;
The module module will contribute to an understanding of the structural design, constructional and engineering problems associated with building design, demonstrating understanding of the physical properties and characteristics of building materials, components and systems, and the environmental impact of specification choices.
The module will demonstrate adequate knowledge of physical problems and technologies and the function of buildings so as to provide them with internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate.
The module will demonstrate knowledge of the principles associated with designing optimum thermal environments; systems for environmental comforth realised within relevant precepts of sustainable design; strategies for building services, and ability to integrate these in a design project.
- An understanding of thermal comfort in buildings;
- An appreciation of basic ventilation, heating and cooling systems in buildings;
- Understanding the basis of CHP & BEM systems;
- An understanding of cold water distribution systems in multi-storey buildings and sanitation/draining systems.
Mechanical Services: Thermal comfort, basic heating systems, natural & mechanical ventilation, air handling plant, air conditioning, refrigeration, heat distribution methods.
Energy: combined heat & power (CHP), building energy management (BEM), renewables.
Water supply, drainage & sanitation: dynamic thermal performance.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||70.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyBackground reading - 10 hours
Coursework - 20 hours
Reflection on lectures - 20 hours
Revision - 25 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackExaminations and lab reports
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||20.00|
Resit 100% exam
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||80.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||80.00|
Resit 100% exam
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 08/12/2015
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