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CIVE2660 Integrated Design Project 2

20 creditsClass Size: 160

Module manager: Dr Suhaila Mattar

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Equivalent to CIVE1660 for level 2 direct entry standards

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module students will have increased their knowledge and understanding of the engineering design process (though the scheme design and detailed design of a framed structure) including an appreciation of factors such as practicality, constructability, stability, robustness, durability, health and safety, and sustainability.

Additionally, the students will have extended their ability to communicate by drawings, calculations and orally.

This module also continues threads started in module CIVE1660:

- CAD: the objective of this thread (continued in module CIVE3860) is to give students an understanding of BIM Building Information Modelling and a practical ability to use such application software.

- PD: the objective of this thread being to maintain students' awareness of their personal and professional development.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to:

1. Appreciate the fundamental design philosophies adopted in the area of structural building design;
2. Development of problem definition and decision making skills based on a number of factors (development of written, mathematical and verbal communication skills);
3. Appreciate the implications of materials choice on structural building performance;
4. Select appropriate grids and structural systems for buildings;
5. Design reinforced concrete and steel building elements to the appropriate Eurocodes;
6. Appreciate how stability is achieved in medium rise buildings;
7. Design appropriate stability systems to resist lateral loads in reinforced concrete and steel framed braced buildings;
8. Use allowable ground bearing pressures, size and design reinforced concrete foundations;
9. Appreciate the sustainability and health and safety issues surrounding designing and constructing a civil engineering structure;
10. Appreciate constructability in relation to civil engineering structures, including developing a construction programme using time-related information contained in CESSM3;
11. Appreciate construction cost estimating;
12. Improve their ability to communicate orally in public;
13. Be aware of ethical issues within a civil engineering context, e.g. challenging authority and risk;
14. Be aware of their personal and professional development.

Skills outcomes
- Planning and Organisation;
- Professionalism;
- Time management;
- Use of knowledge.


1) Scheme Design - Production of scheme design drawings;
2) Detailed Design - Development of design specifications, materials selection and specification, scheme design, structural layout drawings, outline calculations, detailed design calculations & sketch details for structural elements (with reference to current standards), general arrangement drawings;
3) Design Review - Construction methods, method statements, risk assessments, construction programme, initial cost estimates, constructability and designing for safety on site, sustainable development principles relating to detailed design.
4) Professional Skills Portfolio - CAD thread: Introduction to Building Information Modelling (using Revit). IT Thread: Mini IT assignments are embedded within the coursework of the main design thread of the IDP. PD Thread: Reporting on achievements made within cureent year, aims for next year and how these next year aims are going to be achieved, via production of an individual reflective review.

The module will include a number of lectures on ethical issues related to the themes of this module and overall programme of study.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours133.00
Total Contact hours67.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Professional development plan (say 5 hours)
- CAD assignment (say 10 hours)

The remaining time is split between the three design phases in Semester 2:

- Developing the scheme design (drawings and outline calculations - say 20 hours)
- Developing the detailed design (drawings and detailed calculations - say 65 hours)
- Preparing the evaluation report (say 33 hours)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress in CAD and IT is monitored by student attendance at practicals, by coursework submission and via formative feedback marks.

Progress with the design work in Semester 2 is related to three phases:

- Monitoring attendance and performance during the scheme design review (week 4/5) - formative feedback given.
- Monitoring submission of the detailed design (week 8) - formative feedback given.
- Monitoring group design review report & presentation (week 11) - formative feedback given.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentProduction of structural concept drawings0.00
AssignmentDetailed design and drawing of a 5-storey office building in both RC and Steel55.00
AssignmentProduction of a design review report30.00
PortfolioProfessional Development Portfolio10.00
PresentationIndividual presentation on aspects of design review report5.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

External Resit: Detailed Design 60% Design Review 40%

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 23/08/2022


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