PROJ E8014 - Building Adaptation Project

Full Title:Building Adaptation Project
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROJ E8014
Credits: 15
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The building adaptation project overall, is an individual student applied project which aims to bring together many elements of the building surveying practice encompassed by the course. It will allow the student to demonstrate their capability to apply in an individual and integrated manner the academic concepts, theoretical insights and practical abilities acquired on the course. Students prepare initially a developmental report including evaluation of the site, building and location followed by a feasibility report prior to undertaking building refurbishment work.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate commercial, innovative, technical, practical, logical and critical awareness in terms of redeveloping or altering existing buildings.
  2. Prepare and write a development appraisal report for refurbishment of an existing building.
  3. Prepare and write a feasibility report for refurbishment of an existing building.
  4. Verbally and visually present findings in a concise and professional manner.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Development Potential Report
Students will be provided with suitable building information. Development Potential Report including a building evaluation incorporating site, building and location issues.
Feasibility Report
Feasibility Report including: Client and user requirements and formulation of briefs; property status analysis; refurbishment alternatives and evaluation.
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 Development appraisal report 1,2,4 45.00 100 40 Sem 1 End 0
Continuous Assessment Rationale for selection of chosen use to be submitted in week 1 semester 2. 1,2,4 5.00 100 40 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Feasibility report 1,3,4 50.00 100 40 Sem 2 End 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Guided preparation of sketches and report tasks 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Directed Reading Preparation of reports 10.00 Every Week 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Brooker, G & Stone, S. 2014, Re-Readings: Interior architecture and the design principles of remodelling existing buildings, RIBA Publishing [ISBN: 9781859465370]
  • Baker, N 2009, Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings, Earthscan/RIBA Publishing [ISBN: 9781844074860]
  • Rabun, J. & Kelso, R. 2009, Building Evaluation: For Adaptive Reuse and Preservation, John Wiley [ISBN: 9780470108796]
  • Douglas, J. 2006, Building Adaptation, Butterworth- Heinemann [ISBN: 9780750666671]
  • Klanten, R. and Feireiss, L 2009, Build-On: Converted Architecture and Transformed Buildings, Die Gestalten Verlag [ISBN: 9783899552591]
  • Riley, M. & Cotgrave, A. 2012, Total Sustainability in the Built Environment, Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230390584]
  • Tutt, P & Adler, D 1999, Metric Handbook: planning and design data, Butterwoth [ISBN: 0750608994]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • On-line database: Databases including IHS

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 7 Mandatory