BSTE504 – Construction for Medium and Large Buildings

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Module code
BSTE504
Module title
Construction for Medium and Large Buildings
Prescription
To enable students to develop and apply the knowledge, skills and understanding of foundation methods, structural systems, provision for services, building envelope and the interior for medium and large buildings.
Programmes
  • EN1601
  • EN1602
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Develop an understanding of geotechnical factors, substructures and structural systems for medium and large buildings
Develop an understanding of passive fire protection systems for medium and large buildings
Determine and describe methods used to construct the building envelope, provision for services, and the selection of materials for medium and large buildings
Determine and describe methods used to construct interior linings, joinery and fitments as they apply to designs for medium and large buildings
Content
May include, but not limited to, an appropriate selection from the following topics:
Geotechnical factors, substructures and structural systems: overview of substructure and design requirements including site constraints, materials, time and cost. Foundation methods utilising a range of materials - timber, concrete, steel. Structural systems - building type, use and design requirements, provision for services, materials, cladding and finishes. Construction process - site constraints, range of materials, time and cost implications.
Passive fire protection systems: selection, materials and design requirements are in accordance with NZ Building Code - fire rated separations, fire doors, fire windows, structural protection, penetrations, and egress. Provision for services, materials, cladding and finishes. Construction process - site constraints, range of materials, time and cost implications.
Building envelope: selection and design - wall/roof cladding and openings is in accordance with characteristics of structure. Design principles - typical cladding jointing systems. Provision for services, materials and finishes to meet building use and design requirements. Construction process - site constraints, range of materials, time and cost implications.
Interior linings, joinery and fitments: selection and design meets building characteristics and regulatory requirements. Provision for services, materials and finishes. Construction process - site constraints, materials, time and cost implications
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning activities for topics may typically include practical/workshop/ case studies lectures, tutorials, field trips, group work, visiting specialists, computer simulations, web technologies, projects and self-directed learning.
Assessment Criteria
A portfolio is a compilation of evidence presented by the student in ways that demonstrate their acquired knowledge, competencies and capabilities.
The contents of students' portfolios may typically include evidence of achievement from assignments, projects, tests, exams, formative assessments, and peer assessments, self and group assessments. Portfolio of evidence100
Learning and Teaching Resource
Access to (online) NZ product date and manufacturers information
White boards or projection equipment capable of sharing developing sketches in process to the room
Access to NZ Standards and building codes
Product samples
Sample construction documentation
May require access to basic virtual modelling software e.g. Google Sketchup