CEM17B-Sustainable Design and Management Principles and Practice B

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites: CEM17A Sustainable Design and Management Principles and Practice A
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded: CEM107 Sustainable Design and Management Principles and Practice
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Prof Runming Yao

Email: R.Yao@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module provides the learning opportunities through site visits and seminar provided by external speakers. The module will provide knowledge of heat transfer, building simulations and hands-on skills of simulation using software packages such as the integrated environmental solutions (IES) and energy assessment procedures. Health and safety issues will be included in the module contents.


The aim is to provide holistic approach to deliver sustainable buildings.. Students will also be trained in hands-on computer simulation skills and experimental skills. Students will be required to grasp the knowledge of health and safety issues in engineering practice.

Assessable learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand health and safety issues

  • Perform simulations using computer software packages

  • Analyse results and propose optimum solutions of design

Additional outcomes:

  • Numerical calculation skills;

  • Students should be able to work within a team and present the outcome to an audience.

Outline content:

  • Building façade design

  • Building materials

  • Evaluate and formulate strategic plans

  • Natural ventilation

  • Theory of heat transfer and airflow

  • Building simulation

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, site visits, lab experiments, computer simulations and coursework practice.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 6
Seminars 6
Tutorials 10
Project Supervision 10
Practicals classes and workshops 4
Supervised time in studio/workshop 6
Fieldwork 6
External visits 6
Work-based learning 6
Guided independent study 140
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 50
Portfolio 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A mark of 50% overall.

Reassessment arrangements:

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 11 June 2018


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