Full Title:Infrastructure
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ENGR E7034
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge of the design and construction of the infrastructure features generally associated with a building project (roads, water supply, surface water/waste water collection, disposal and treatment)
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Design basic road layouts, water supply networks and wastewater/surface water collection networks for a small to medium sized residential or commercial development
  2. Prepare site layout drawings and specifications for the infrastructure elements of a development
  3. Interpret drawings, specifications, regulations and standards relating to the design and construction of infrastructure
  4. Select appropriate sustainable design features for the infrastructure element of a project
  5. Appraise temporary work solutions including design and risks associated.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Overview of infrastructure requirements for a typical residential/commercial development. Integration /Interdependency of infrastructure features. Design standards/Development Plans.
Road types. Cross sections. Geometric design standards. Junctions/Entrances. Car park layouts. Road construction types. Design of pavement layers. Provisions for pedestrian and cyclists. Traffic calming.
Water Supply
Water quality. Water treatment. Type of pipes. Watermain fittings. Water demand. Fire flow. Design of watermain networks.
Characteristics of wastewater. Wastewater treatment. Hydraulic and organic load. Design of wastewater collection networks (size of pipe, gradient, manholes).
Surface Water
Design of surface water collection networks (size of pipe, gradient, gullies, manholes). Rational method/Rainfall intensity/return period. Oil interceptors. Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDS).
Temporary Works
Design of temporary works for infrastructure and buildings on a construction project, identify items of temporary works including defining their risk category, managing risk, including the mitigation of the risks associated with temporary works on a construction project.
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 Term long project based on the basic infrastructure requirements for a small scale commercial/industrial development 1,2,3,4 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment An assignment at the end of each of the 3no. individual blocks of the module 1,2,3,5 15.00 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 Final Examination 1,3,5 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 lecture 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Weekly in class tutorial on term long project implementing the design principles introduced to students in the lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Preparation for final examination 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Preparation for CA 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.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dept. of Environment & Local Government 1998, Recommendation for Site Development Works for Housing Areas, Government Stationary Office [ISBN: 0707661633]
  • British Standard 2008, BS5975: 2008 + A1: 2001 Code of Practice for Temporary Works Procedures
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dept. of Transport, Tourism and Sport 2013, Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets, 1st Ed.
  • Kellegher, R 2004, Drainage of Development Sites – A Guide, 2nd Ed., CIRIA/ HR Wallingford [ISBN: 0860179001]
  • P.S Kendrick, M.Copson, S.Beresford, P.Mc Cormick 2005, Roadwork Theory and Practice, 5th Ed., Elsevier Butterworth Heineman [ISBN: 0750664703]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 4 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 4 Mandatory