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]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites: CEM17A Sustainable Design and Management Principles and Practice A
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: CEM107 Sustainable Design and Management Principles and Practice
Current from: 2019/0

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.


Aims:

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
       
Total hours for module 200

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: 10 April 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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