Full Title:Integrated Group Project
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROJ E8013
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of the module is to develop the student's ability, as a part of a team, to apply their knowledge, understanding and skills in a practical refurbishment project representative of work likely to be encountered in a building surveying practice.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Work together with others as member of a group while contributing individual work in line with group objectives.
  2. Inspect and draw an existing building and its environs.
  3. Formulate a brief for a given building use, taking account of the relevant technological, regulatory, social, ergonomic and physiological factors.
  4. Produce a sketch design in response to a brief.
  5. Create a completed building design including refurbishment drawings

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Measured Survey
Carry out full measured survey of project building & site using various surveying techniques and appropriate equipment.
Production of Survey Drawings
Production of full set of measured drawings, (to include location map, site plan, floor plans, sections including site and elevations)
Outline Brief
The lecturers responsible for the delivery of the course will propose a number of outline briefs, which involve change of use, refurbishment, partial removal and extension of the property. In groups, as arranged by the lecturers involved in the delivery of the course, the following shall be undertaken:
Developed Brief
In groups of three or four, as arranged by the lecturers involved in the delivery of the course, the students will interpret research and develop the outline brief to incorporate user requirement, design constraints and performance criteria.
Sketch Scheme
Based on their developed brief, each group of students will develop a sketch scheme for the reuse of the property, including sketch design layout, and cost plan.
Documentation Production
Based on their sketch scheme, each group of students will develop the design to the stage of preparing production documentation, including a full set of production drawings (site location map, site plan, floor plans, sections, elevations and constructional details), outline specification, partial schedule of works and planning application package.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Survey of an existing property & preparation of all survey notes 1,2 10.00 100 40 Week 3 0
Continuous Assessment Preparation of measured survey drawings 1,2 20.00 100 40 Week 6 0
Continuous Assessment Briefing document preparation & preparation of sketch scheme(s) 3,4 25.00 100 40 Week 13 0
Continuous Assessment Preparation of all refurbishment drawings & necessary information 5 45.00 100 40 Week 27 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
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 Guidance to entire class relevant to stage and progress of project 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Individual guidance relevant to stage and progress of project 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Directed Reading Individual and group work on progressing project 12.50 Every Week 12.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • RICS 2013, Sustainability: improving performance in existing buildings - Guidance note, 1st Edition Ed., RICS [ISBN: 978178321 0]
  • Surveying for Construction 2004, Surveying for Construction, 5th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0130482153]
  • J. Stanley Rabun and Richard Kelso 2009, Building Evaluation: For Adaptive Reuse and Preservation, John Wiley [ISBN: 9780470108796]
  • Watt D, Surveying Historic Buildings, 2nd Edition Ed., Donhead [ISBN: 9781873394670]
  • Tutt & Adle 1992, New Metric Handbook, Butterworth Architectural [ISBN: 0750608536]
  • Neufert 1995, ArchitectsÂ’ Data, Blackwell Science [ISBN: 0632023392]
  • Irish Building Regulations, DOE [ISBN: 0707637716]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Websites: www.moodle.dkit.ie, www.isurv.com, www.scsi.ie, www.rics.org.
  • Databases: DkIT library electronic databases

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 3 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 3 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 3 Mandatory