University of Reading
Area of Study
Construction Management, Environmental Design
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewModule Provider: School of Construction Management and EngineeringNumber of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]Level:6Terms in which taught: Autumn term modulePre-requisites:Non-modular pre-requisites:Co-requisites:Modules excluded:Module version for: 2014/5Module Convenor: Dr Katherine HydeEmail: email@example.comSummary module description:The Sustainability Module challenges students studying Construction Management and Engineering to develop their understanding of the meaning of sustainability in the context of the built environment and the needs of sustainable cities and infrastructure. The Module prepares students for the day-to-day challenges of implementing innovative and sustainable building solutions, technologies and mitigation. Case studies are included in the ModuleAims:The Aims of the Module are:1) to explain the role of Sustainability within the sector and to explain the practise and application of Sustainability in construction and the built environment;2) to enable students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Sustainability in construction:3) to enable students to apply critical thinking and problem solving to their knowledge and understanding of Sustainability.Assessable learning outcomes:1. Explain the broad environmental, energy and sustainability requirements for construction, buildings and development, including the impacts of climate change;2. Analyse and quantify the energy requirements for buildings, including domestic energy; explain the role of energy efficiency in buildings;3. Examine and analyse, both qualitatively and quantitatively, environmental impacts and carbon emissions arising from buildings in-use and during construction; recommend measures for the control of pollution, and environmental mitigation during construction;4. Evaluate and apply Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) methodologies;5. Evaluate renewable energy systems and technologies for buildings, including their economic performance;Additional outcomes:1- Short written group assignment2- Group teamworking.Outline content:1) General Introduction to the Sustainability Module; aims, objectives, learning outcomes2) Introduction to the CE3CS1 autumn group assignment3) Environmental Impact Assessment4) Carbon Pricing: Principles, Methods and Applications5) Climate Change6) Pros and cons of Renewable Energy7) Decarbonising the Electricity Grid8) Sustainable Materials and Embodied Carbon in Construction9) Code for Sustainable Homes and LEED10) Microgeneration11) Domestic Energy Use; Smart Metering, Resource Efficiency and Monitoring12) Contaminated Land and Remediation13) Water Efficiency in the Built Environment, and Greywater Systems14) Water and Sustainable Urban SystemsBrief description of teaching and learning methods:Lectures, Group work, Tutorials,Site work and associated Problem-Based Learning ( where relevant) , and private studyContact hours:AutumnLectures 15Seminars 5Guided independent study 80Total hours by term 100.00Total hours for module 100.00Summative Assessment Methods:Method PercentageWritten exam 70Written assignment including essay 30Other information on summative assessment:Coursework: one assignmentFormative assessment methods:Penalties for late submission:The Module Convener 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.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:2 hour examination in May/JuneRequirements for a pass:40% OverallReassessment arrangements:One hour 2 hour examination in August/SeptemberLast updated: 8 October 2014
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