Full Title:Building Surveying Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BLDS E8017
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to develop a student’s awareness, understanding and ability to solve typical problem based scenarios common within the building surveying profession, by applying knowledge and understanding to multiple case studies. Scenarios are based on a mix of professional and technical skills commensurate with professional building surveying.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Synthesise and apply all knowledge, information and resources attained to resolve particular problem based scenarios, resembling real-life case studies, on an individual basis and present solutions in a concise, logical and professional manner.
  2. Synthesise and apply all knowledge, information and resources attained and use interpersonal skills to resolve particular problem based scenarios, resembling real-life case studies, in a group orientated mode and present solutions in a concise, logical and professional manner.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Building Control
Building Control Acts; Building Control Regulations; Building Regulations.
Planning & Development
Local Government Planning and Development Act; Local Government Planning and Development Regulations.
Building Pathology
Identification; Assessment; Remediation.
Building Surveys
Building Survey Reports; Dilapidations; Reinstatement Cost Assessments.
Neighbouring Matters
Party Walls; Right of Light; Boundaries.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment A series of approximately 5 bi-weekly class based practical tasks, worth equal marks, comprising a mix of technical and professional building surveying related problems and focusing on application of knowledge relating to module content. Each task is designed to encourage and facilitate class interaction and or group discussion in order to help complete the task. 2 60.00 100 40 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 Open-book final examination. 1 40.00 100 40 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 the opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examinations board 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 class with a minimum of three lecturers, which includes a series of class based practical assessments. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading Preparation for CA. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Preparation for final examination. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Government Publications, Building Control Acts 1990 - present, The Stationery Office, Dublin
  • Government Publications, Building Control Regulations 1997 - present, The Stationery Office, Dublin
  • Government Publications, Building Regulations 1997 - present, The Stationery Office, Dublin
  • Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Technical Guidance Documents Parts A-M, The Stationery Office, Dublin
  • RICS 2007, Code of Measuring Practice, 6th Ed., RICS Books [ISBN: 9781842193327]
  • RICS 2011, Reinstatement Cost Assessments of Buildings - Guidance Note, 2nd Ed., RICS Books [ISBN: 9781842196656]
  • SCSI 2011, Dilapidations - Guidance Note to Best Practice
  • RICS 2011, Party Wall Legislation and Procedure - Guidance Note, 6th Ed., RICS Books [ISBN: 9781842197004]
  • HMSO 1996, Party Walls Etc. Act 1996, HMSO Bookshops [ISBN: 9780105440963]
  • SCSI, Boundaries: procedures for boundary identification, demarcation and dispute resolution in Ireland,, SCSI
  • RICS 2009, Boundaries: procedures for boundary identification, demarcation and dispute resolution in England Wales, 2nd Ed., RICS Books [ISBN: 9781842194959]
  • RICS 2010, Rights of Light – Practical Guidance for Chartered Surveyors in England and Wales Guidance Note,, 1st Ed., RICS Books [ISBN: 9781842196281]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Websites: www.isurv.com, scsi.ie, rics.org.
  • Database: DkIT library electronic databases

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 8 Mandatory