Building Technology 3 Portfolio

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Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Coursework Specification

 

Module title:  Construction Technology 3 Module number BE1286

 

Academic year: 2014/15 Semester : 1 2 YL Credit Points:20

 

Programme(s):
F/T Year 4 and P/T Stage 5 – Construction Project Management

 

Year: PT4&FT4 Level: 6 Is this an option module? Yes No

 

Coursework title: Building Technology 3 Portfolio

 

Learning Outcomes measured in this assessment (from the Module Descriptor):
On completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Appraise and formulate the contextual, functional, environmental and performance requirements of primary building elements.
  • Specify and illustrate materials and components of major technological interfaces to enable strategic decisions to be made in terms of practical, appropriate and sustainable building solutions.
  • Challenge and critically evaluate proposed technologies against contemporary integration and buildability issues.

 

Background information / introduction (& how this assessment fits the overall strategy):

The purpose of this module is to provide students with a critical appreciation of the technologies used to construct sustainable and contemporary buildings. Consideration will be given to the criteria that dictate appropriateness of building form and constructability within the constraints imposed by context, functionality, and legislative requirements. An integrated and evaluative approach to sustainable assessment criteria and the technological specification of building elements will be applied. Learning will be via a case study approach to engender learning in context and practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature of the submission required:     

Full Time 4 and Part Time 5 :

Assessment is in the form of a portfolio which addresses strategic, application and testing of technology solutions set in the context of the final year project building and a local ‘significant’ building in the North East of England of your choice.

 

Part time 4 :

Assessment is in the form of a portfolio which addresses strategic, application and testing of technology solutions set in the context of, and applied to a project with which you are, or have recently, been involved with and a local ‘significant’ building in the North East of England of your choice.

 

Instructions to students:

The portfolio will be assembled by the student to record and illustrate their learning through the semester and should include the following as a minimum:

 

  • Introduction to the portfolio including a contents page and executive summary that details and reflects on the student’s learning achievements over the course of the module.

 

  • Using your project building (PT = the building considered in semester 1), select one major technology meeting point (eg. Roof / External Walls: Intermediate Floor / External Walls: Ground Floor / External Walls). Carry out a detailed review of the technology detail and fully justify your choice in relation to sound working practices and buildability principles that demonstrate a logical sequence or working within acceptable tolerances for the technologies involved.

 

  • To support the review of your chosen technology meeting point, provide a set of neat, fully annotated sketches that clearly demonstrates how you have achieved sound working practices and buildability principles. Sketches can be hand drawn or produced using computer software. (Envisage a minimum of 4 sketches will be required, however, where appropriate, more may be included).

 

  • For this section you have two choices –
  1. Choose one of the case study buildings you identified in semester 1

– or –

  1. Select a building of some significance in the North East.

 

Carry out a detailed critical evaluation of the technology used in the construction of your chosen building. Your evaluation should include (but not be limited to) background information on the building to set your evaluation in context, a consideration of the construction technology used, how the chosen technology enables the building to meet its functional performance criteria and an appraisal of emerging and innovative technologies used in its construction.

 

  • The presentation of the portfolio should provide a good balance of text, illustrations and images with all material fully referenced as per the Northumbria Harvard system.

 

The portfolio is to be structured in such a way that each of the sections listed above are clearly identified within it.

 

Assessment Criteria:

The portfolio will be marked against achievement of the learning outcomes of the module and using the grading matrix below. The following weighting is applied for each section of the portfolio as follows:

 

  • Introduction and reflection on learning achievements (15%)
  • Evaluation of major meeting point (30%)
  • Sketches of meeting points (25%)
  • Evaluation of chosen building (20%)
  • Presentation (10%)

 

 

Maximum size of the submission (word length, number of pages, etc):

The portfolio is to be no larger than 20 sides of A3, excluding cover sheet, contents page, reference list and back page.

 

 

Additional information :

Academic Integrity Statement: You must adhere to the university regulations on academic conduct. Formal inquiry proceedings will be instigated if there is any suspicion of plagiarism or any other form of misconduct in your work. Refer to the University’s Assessment Regulations for Northumbria Awards if you are unclear as to the meaning of these terms. The latest copy is available on the University website.

 

Failure to submit: Note that failure to submit work or submission of work after the required deadline without an authorised late approval will result in a record of incomplete (IC) for the assessment component. Referral in that component will then be required even when the module is passed overall.

 

 

% assessment weighting in the module: 50%

 

Date of handout to students:

This coursework brief will be made available to the students, via the eLP, on Monday 19th January 2015. In addition, the content will be discussed during the first lecture of semester 2.

 

Date and time of submission by student:

  • Portfolios are to be submitted on Monday 27th April 2015.
  • Submissions are to be made electronically via the eLP using Turnitin and can be completed until 23:55 on the hand-in date.
  • Portfolios should be saved as a .pdf file prior to uploading and saved with the file name <student number- Tech 3.pdf>.
  • Please note there is a maximum file size limit (20MB) on submissions to Turnitin and students must be aware of this when preparing their portfolio. Portfolios not able to be submitted by the due date and time due to their file size will be classed as a non-submission and a mark of 0% given for this assessment.

 

 

 

Date of return to students:

  • Individual marks and feedback sheets will be returned via the eLP and be available to students NO LATER than Tuesday 26th May 2015.

 


BE1286Portfolio Assessment Criteria                                     Student No:

  1st 2:1 2:2 3rd Fail
  1. Introduction including executive summary of learning achievements (15%)
Introduction supported by an excellent analysis of learning achievements Good introduction and attempt at an  analysis of learning achievements. Intro and exec summary are not well considered and descriptive rather than analysed Poorly considered intro and exec summary Not attempted or contents not relevant to the assessment
  1. Evaluation of major meeting points

 (30%)

Excellent analysis of major meeting points, with fully justified choices and their influence on  working practices, buildability principles, logical sequences and  acceptable tolerances..

 

Good analysis of major meeting points with some justification of choices and their influence on working practices, buildability principles, logical sequences and  acceptable tolerances..

 

Analysis is not clear and key issues are poorly described or lacking in detail Poor analysis with influences on project decisions not well defined Not attempted or contents not relevant to the assessment
  1. Sketches to clearly demonstrate achievement of practices and principles.

(25%)

Excellent, fully detailed sketches which clearly illustrate and demonstrate good working practices and principles. Good standard of detailed sketches which clearly illustrate and demonstrate good working practices and principles. Sketches do not fully describe or illustrate good working practices and principles. Lacking detail. Details are brief and of a poor standard. Not fully describing or illustrating principles. Lacking in detail. Not attempted or contents not relevant to the assessment
  1. A critical evaluation of the chosen building. (20%)

 

Excellent critical evaluation and understanding of chosen technology used to meet functional performance issues and appraisal of emerging and innovative technologies. Good critical evaluation and understanding of  chosen technology used to meet functional performance issues. Good appraisal of emerging and innovative technologies. Evaluation not fully detailed. Little evaluation of technology or how it meets the functional performance issues. Little appraisal of emerging and innovative technologies. An attempt is made but is brief, poor in quality, unclear in places and lacking in sufficient detail. Not attempted or contents not relevant to the assessment
  1. Presentation (10%)
Professional standard, excellent balance of quality text and images, accurately and fully referenced. Good standard, an attempt is made to balance image and text and to reference correctly Text and images poorly balanced, text is poor and contain frequent mistakes, referencing not to standard Poor standard, lack of referencing Extremely poor submission, not to standard expected.