BLDS E8021 - Building Services 2

Full Title:Building Services 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BLDS E8021
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with an understanding to discuss and appraise mechanical ventilation systems, fire protection systems, security systems, communication systems, energy auditing and conservation
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain,discuss and appraise ventilation and air conditioning , fire protection, internal transport, security and IT communication systems.
  2. Explain, discuss and appraise matters regarding accommodation, co-ordination, distribution and integration of major building services plant.
  3. Explain discuss and appraise the concepts energy audits and conservation of energy for residential and non-residential buildings

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Ventilation systems
Ventilation needs, natural and passive ventilation; mechanical supply and extract systems, heat recovery, ductwork, local/room ventilation components, controls and actuators, calculation of size of ventilation plant, cooling loads, free cooling; introduction to air conditioning systems.
Fire protection systems
Fire detection and Alarm systems; fire dampers and Stopping; smoke extraction and ventilation: sprinkler systems in low and high rise buildings; portable fire extinguishers and blankets.
Internal transport
Electric and Hydraulic Lifts and safety features; escalators function and layout ; Travelators layout and function
IT/communication systems
Basic requirements of IT systems and an introduction to BMS (building management systems) in relation to building services
Co-ordination and Integration of Services
Accommodation of major services and plant, service ducts and risers, principle guidelines for plant room sizes, ceiling and floor void spaces, maintenance and access.
Energy Auditing and Conservation
SEI Energy Audits and surveys, benchmarking monitoring and targeting, conservation techniques in energy; international best practice and examples
Principles of security deterrents; security alarm systems; security doors and windows; security lighting and CCTV; security fencing.
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 Fire Alarm system design for small commercial building None 5.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Report on Mechanical Ventilation and/orAir Conditioning systems and/or internal transport systems and/or security systems and or IT/Communication systems of selected building(s) 2,3 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Carry out energy audit on domestic premises 3 20.00 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 End-of-Semester Final Examination None 60.00 100 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 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical includes guidance on CA, tutorials on calculation type questions, visits to plant rooms and DKIT buildings 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study for exam preparation 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading theory based 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
  • Greeno R., Building Services Technology & Design, Addison Wesley Longman 3rd Ed., 2000ISBN 0582279410
  • CIBSE, CIBSE Concise Handbook, CIBSE 2003ISBN 1903287448
  • CIBSE, Guide F Energy Efficiency in Buildings [ISBN: 1903287340]
  • Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Guidance Notes On Energy Efficiency Auditing
  • BSRIA, Illustrated Guide To Mechanical Building Services [ISBN: 9780860227090]
  • Poyner B. and Fawcett W. 1995, Design for Inherent Security; guidance for non-residential buildings. [ISBN: 0860174166]
  • Paul Tymkow, Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chadderton D., Building Services Engineering, EF Spon 2004 ISBN 0415315352
  • DOE, Building Regulations and Technical Guidance Documents, Stationary Office
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • n/a: Library Electronic databases including IHS.
  • n/a: CIBSE - Building Services Journal
  • n/a: CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers)
  • n/a: Sustainable Energy Ireland

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 3 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 3 Mandatory
DK_EARCT_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 3 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 3 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 4 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 4 Mandatory