CE3CSP-Commercial Surveying Practices and Advanced Building Pathology

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Mr Adrian Tagg

Email: a.tagg@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
The study of commercial surveying practices and advanced building pathology.

To provide the knowledge for a student to understand the role of the Commercial Surveyor and the identification, diagnosis and remedy of defects to commercial buildings.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module , it is expected that the student will be able to :
. explain the types of survey and the methodology for undertaking these to commercial buildings
. understand the lifecycle of materials used for commercial buildings and the factors affecting this
. understand the legal/technical frameworks associated with advising building owners and investors
. undertake a building inspection and record data collected on site
. propose viable technical solutions for rectifying defects to commercial buildings
. report and present evidence based data collected during a building survey

Additional outcomes:
Students will develop their observational skills used to identify and record site data, they will also enhance their IT skills by use of relevant web resources and databases.

Outline content:
Examination of the types and methodologies for undertaking building inspections;

•The concept of material lifecycles.
•Site investigation and condition assessment.
•Repairing techniques and methods of upgrading fire protection and disabled access to existing buildings.
•Project management and contract administration of maintenance and refurbishment work.
•The specification, planning, budgeting and pricing of maintenance and refurbishment work.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, tutorials, study visits and private study.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Guided independent study 80
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:
2 hours

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Formative assessment methods:
In class tests, feedback and discussion

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40%

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re examination in August/September

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    1) Required text books:

    2) Specialist equipment or materials: NIL

    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear: NIL

    4) Printing and binding: NIL

    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: POWERPOINT and internet access required to download lecture slides and audio.  

    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence: NIL

    Last updated: 20 April 2018


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