Full Title:Architectural Conservation
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BLDS E8025
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to develop an understanding of architectural styles and their cultural/ historical significance; the historical, theoretical and technical background of building conservation; conservation methodology and historic building repair
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Analysis architectural styles and discuss their cultural significance
  2. Appraise conservation legislation, charters and principles that impact on the historic environment
  3. Evaluate conservation methodology
  4. Examine historic building repair techniques

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Architectural Styles
Basic concepts and styles of international architecture from classical to modern, highlighting their cultural/ historical significance.
Historical, theoretical and technical background
International Charters for example ICOMOS, Venice and Burra, protected structure legislation and all principles of conservation
Conservation methodology
Research into building design, construction, materials, components, appearance and setting maintenance and sustainable alteration; identifying its capability for adaptation and thermal upgrade.
Historic building repair
Sustainable repair and conservation techniques
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Identification of architectural styles and elements presented in a visual format, approximately 2/3 pieces of work. Marks equally awarded. 1,4 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Conservation statement report on a National Monument 2,3 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam Appraise conservation legislation, charters and principles that impact on the historic environment and the cultural significance. Examine Conservation methodology and sustainable repair techniques in historic buidings. 1,2,3,4 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory Based 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Practical element 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Perperation for Continous Assessment 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study Preperation for final exam 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Jokiniemi, E & Davies, N 2008, Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction, Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 9780750685023]
  • Conway, H & Roesnich,H 2004, Understanding Architecture, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415320597]
  • Cranfield,I 2004, Georgian House Style, David and Charles [ISBN: 9780715312261]
  • Bannister Sir,F 1996, History of Architecture, Architectural Press [ISBN: 0750622679]
  • Mumford L. 1987, City in History, Penguin [ISBN: 0140552244]
  • Moffett, M et.al 2003, A world History of Achitecture, Laurance King [ISBN: 978071368839]
  • Borden,D et al. 2008, Essential Architecture: The History of Western Architecture, Herbert Press LTD. [ISBN: 1856693716]
  • Schittich 2003, n Detail: Building in Existing Fabric:Refurbishment, Extensions, New Design, Birkhauser Verlag AG [ISBN: 3764311207]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • DkIT Electronic Database: Emerald, IHS

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 7 Mandatory
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 5 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 5 Mandatory