BDLU I7007 - Building Services 2

Full Title:Building Services 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BDLU I7007
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to familiarise the student on the principles and application of ventilation systems, fire protection systems, IT communication systems, internal transport systems, security systems, energy auditing and conservation and the co-ordination and integration of major services and plant.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. List and explain natural and mechanical ventilation and air conditioning systems, fire protection systems, IT communication systems, security systems, and internal transport systems.
  2. List and explain the integration and co-ordination of Building Management systems in relation to building services.
  3. List and explain concepts regarding energy audits and conservation for residential and non-residential buildings.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems
Ventilation needs, natural 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.
Security Systems
Principles of security deterrents; security alarm systems; security doors and windows; security lighting and CCTV; security fencing
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 of energy ; international best practice and examples;
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 Essay/drawing on fire engineering 1,2 5.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Examination on design of mechanical , air conditioning, communication, security, internal transport systems and building management systems 1,2 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Energy auditing and conservation of energy to compare best practice and make recommendations 3 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 End-of-Semester Final Examination None 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.

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 n/a 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical n/a 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 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
  • ETCI, National Wiring Regulations
  • R Greeno, Building Services Technolgy and Design [ISBN: 9780750682206]
  • CIBSE, Concise Handbook [ISBN: 9781903287941]
  • BSRIA, Illustrated Guide To Electrical Building Services [ISBN: 9780860226536]
  • Poyner B. Fawcett W. 1995, Design for inherent security : guidance for non-residential buildings [ISBN: 0860174166]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECTEC_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology 3 Mandatory
657 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology 3 Mandatory