CEM222-Building Simulation

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: CEM102 Business of Construction CEM103 Project Management: Principles and Practice CEM104 Construction Cost Management: Principles and Practice CEM105 Emerging Economies Integrating Studies
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Emmanuel Essah

Email: e.a.essah@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module briefly introduces theory of heat transfer, overview of building simulations and train students with skills of computer simulations

To provide knowledge of building simulations and hands-on practice of simulation using commercial software packages such as Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES).

Assessable learning outcomes:
• Define the purpose of building simulations;
• Produce building simulation models;
• Propose scenarios which affect energy consumption;
• Perform simulations using computer software packages;
• Analyse results and propose optimum solutions

Additional outcomes:
Students should be able to work within a team and present the outcome of their work to course staff and other members of the class.

Outline content:
A case of building simulation project.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures and turotials

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 3
Project Supervision 17
Guided independent study 80
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 90
Oral assessment and presentation 10

Other information on summative assessment:

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

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
Students are required to contact the School to confirm reassessment arrangements.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
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Last updated: 31 March 2017

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