BSTE505 – Building Services

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Module code
Module title
Building Services
To enable the student to develop an introductory knowledge of the purpose, operating principles, coordination and legislative requirements to manage a range of services in small, medium and large buildings.
  • EN1601
  • EN1602
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
May include, but not limited to, an appropriate selection from the following topics:
-Purpose and operating principles: identification of purpose, components, operating principles and safety features for a range of services.

-Coordination, placement and reticulation: coordination of consultants. Placement - compatibility, construction, use and service/maintenance. Interpretation of reticulation and service drawings.

-Legislative requirements and responsibilities: analysis of relevant legislation - electrical, plumbing, drainage, insulation, fire protection, transport systems, HVAC; including installation, service/maintenance requirements and responsibilities.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning activities for topics may typically include practical/workshop/lab sessions, 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 include evidence of achievement from assignments, projects, tests, formative assessments, and peer assessments, self and group assessments. Portfolio of Evidence100
Learning and Teaching Resource
Access to online product and material data
Sample construction documentation
Product samples
Learning Outcomes
Identify and explain the purpose and operating principles of services in small, medium and large buildings
Define, interpret and apply the principles of coordination, placement and reticulation requirements of a range of building services in small, medium and large buildings

Demonstrate an understanding of legislative requirements and responsibilities relevant to a range of services in small, medium and large buildings