Module Title:   Sustainability in the Built Environment

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3307D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M C A Oltean-Dumbrava

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr Rob Pheasant

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles and assessment techniques of sustainable development in the and built environment with particular reference to sustainable practices and their use in an engineering, design, construction, maintenance and repair and demolition activities in the built environment

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The module is delivered using a series of Power Point lectures supported by tutorials including video presentation and case studies. At least one guest speaker will provide further accounts of industrial experience on specific topics.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   149.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   3.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Critically review the key principles of sustainable built environment and of sustainability

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Use sustainability assessment tools and techniques
Integrate sustainability into a building`s design, construction, operation and maintenance

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Interpret data and solve problems.

  Examination - closed book 3.00 100%
  Closed Book Examination

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Engineering and sustainable development, the impact of sustainability on civil engineering and the built environment, definition of sustainability (social, economic, environmental and technical impact), sustainability management systems, sustainability assessment tools and management, life cycle assessment, life-cycle cost analysis, cost benefit analysis, environmental impact assessment tools, sustainable design and construction, coping with complexity, embedding sustainability into construction projects, main objectives: minimisation of carbon, water, waste, use of environmentally and socially responsible materials, enhance biodiversity and ecology, support communities, transport, access and mobility, job creation, provide health and well-being, involve all stakeholders. Value-based decision making that adhere to the principles of sustainable development, interdisciplinary working, embodied energy of buildings, impact of climate change. Design system thinking (buildings, materials, construction, maintenance and repair, end of life, deconstruction, demolition, disposal, energy efficiency), multi-constraint analysis, multi-criteria analysis, multi-discipline analysis, stakeholders mapping, critical thinking. Appraise building options in the context of sustainability, assess and mitigate environmental risk, review the decisions made on the sustainability of a project.

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