CE3HBE-Historic Built Environment

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: CE2CBT1 Building Technology or CE2CBT2 Building Technology
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Mr Henry Russell

Email: h.j.g.russell@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
An introduction to the built heritage of England; to building conservation principles; to legislation, procedures, policy and guidance relating to heritage assets; and to the management of change affecting the historic built environment. The module entails a significant amount of reading, project work and visits to buildings and areas of interest. Such visits may be accompanied or may be undertaken independently as directed by the module convenor.

Aims:
To provide an introduction to the built heritage of England, to building conservation practice, and to the management of change affecting the historic built environment, for students who have an interest in this subject and who are preparing to enter the building industry or for further study.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following:

•England's built heritage.
•Conservation principles.
•The content and implications of key legislation, procedures, policy and guidance relating to heritage assets.
•Materials and construction techniques relevant to heritage assets.
•Key issues relating to the management of change affecting historic buildings.
•Key phrases, words and acronyms related to the historic built environment.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

• Introduction and overview.

• England's built heritage (with an emphasis on the heritage of Berkshire, including the study of vernacular buildings and of the Victorian period).

• Conservation principles.

• Legislation, procedures, policy and guidance relating to heritage assets.

• Materials and construction techniques relevant to heritage assets (with a focus on timber-framed buildings and on buildings of brick and lime).

• Heritage values and characterisation.

• Managing change affecting historic buildings (with an emphasis on the alteration of domestic buildings and of places of worship; on issues relating to sustainability; on development in conservation areas; and on the construction of tall buildings).


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures supplemented by visits, individual and group project work and a significant amount of reading, over two terms.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 18
Practicals classes and workshops 3
External visits 6
Guided independent study 73
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Assignment 1: 35% - Analysis of a timber framed building



Assignment 2: 30% - Group work assignment on heritage values and significance



Assignment 3: 35% - Retrofitting a Victorian house


Formative assessment methods:

Informal classroom discussion and exercises. 


Penalties for late submission:



The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (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.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    40%

    Reassessment arrangements:

    Re-submission in August


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    Last updated: 17 May 2017

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