Building Performance 3
Building Thermal Performance:
Detailing for Energy Efficient Construction
Sustainable Design Strategies:
Software Tools for designing Energy Efficient Buildings
SAP/SBEM compliance and Energy Performance Certification
Modelling Sustainable Construction
Low and Zero Carbon Technologies (LZCT):
Renewable Energy Technologies
Integration of LZCT in Buildings
Zero Carbon Buildings
Testing Building Performance Targets:
Infra Red Thermography
Building Energy Monitoring
Research methodology, developing a proposal, designing a research strategy, literature reviews, data gathering, analysis, presentation, writing up and presentation.
corrosion, creep, fatigue, fracture, ageing, weathering, protection systems, soil failures, effects of ground water
Loading effects, climatic conditions, construction procedures, temporary works
Site investigation, collecting and gathering evidence, lab testing, modelling failures, safety considerations during investigations
Presenting data, findings, conclusions and recommendations aurally and through written reports,
Expert witness presentations, court proceedings, codes of practice, legal consequences
Health and Safety Law
Introduction to Health and Safety Law
Background to health and safety law. Sources of health and safety law. Regulations. Approved Codes of Practice. Guidance Notes. The judicial system in England and Wales. The judicial system in Scotland. Divisions of law. Burden of Proof. Human Rights. The Impact of International Obligations. Role of the EU. EU Directives. International Labour Organisation.
Institutions of Health and Safety
Role of Government. The Health and Safety Commission. Advisory Committees. Health and Safety Executive. Enforcement of Health and Safety Law. Local Authorities.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Scope and application of the Act, Safety Policies. Legal Duties under the Act. Legal duties of employers, employees, controllers of premises, designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers. Enforcement of the Act. Appeals against enforcement notices. Offences by Directors, managers, secretaries, etc.
Health and Safety Management
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Risk Assessment. Principles of Prevention. Health and safety arrangements. Health surveillance. Health and Safety Assistance. Information for Employees. Co-operation and Co-ordination. Capabilities and Training. Hours of Work. Working Time Regulations. Safety Officers. Safety Representatives. Safety Committees. Enforcement of Organisational Health and Safety Rules
Particular Health and Safety Issues
Working Alone. Working Abroad. Immigrant Workers. Smoking at Work. Drug abuse. Alcohol at Work. Home Workers. Bullying at work. Disabled Employees. Stress at work. Young persons. Expectant mothers.
Working at Height Regulations. Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations. Manual Handling Regulations. Fire Safety. The Fire precautions (Workplace) Regulations
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations.
Provision and Use of Work equipment Regulations. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
Regulations governing control of Noise, Electricity, Lead, Asbestos, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).
The CDM Regulations
Structure of the Regulations. Legal Obligations of duty holders. The Client. The CDM Co-ordinator. The Designer. The Principal Contractor. Contractors. Assessment of Competence. Pre-Construction Information.
The Construction Phase health and safety plan. The Health and Safety File.
Compensation for Injuries at Work
Claims at Common law. Tort/ Delict of breach of statutory duty. Negligence. Defences to a Common law action. Limitations of actions. Damages. Vicarious liability.
Renewable Energy Finance and Environmental Law
There are two major parts in the contents.
Renewable energy finance: Ecological/Environmental economics, concepts of sustainability, emissions calculations, energy and financial payback, accounting rate of return, Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), profit ratios, probability applications, sensitivity analysis, RE financial calculations, project finance practical applications, equity and debt finance, venture finance, mezzanine finance, leasing, risk management, securitisation.
Environmental law: Introduction to environmental law, European communiy environmental law and policy, administration and enforcement of environmental law, private regulation of environmental pollution, protection of specific environments, water pollution, contaminated land, waste management, land ownership rights and effect of planning law
Sustainable Building Design
Energy and Environmental issues; the global and local imperatives;
Sustainable Design Strategies:
Brownfield Site Redevelopment;
Materials and waste strategies;
Low carbon building designs;
Implementation & Performance Targets:
(building regulations, LCA, performance rating systems)
Sustainable Energy Technologies
Review, mathematical analysis and application of renewable energy resource data for the detailed design of appropriate renewable energy systems; including autonomous off-grid systems, and methodology and rationale for grid connection. Systems control and energy storage on both a micro and macro scale will be considered. Economic and environmental impact of Biomass energy systems will be covered. Hydro electric systems design, including water turbine selection and Flow Duration Curve analysis for optimisation of energy yield will be presented Methods of estimating life cycle carbon emission and ecological impacts will also be considered.
Sustainable Urban Property Development
Sustainable urban development, sustainable development, urban property development, development appraisal, sustainable urban property development protocol, environmental assessment methods, case study applications.
Sustainable Water Resources Management
Channel & pipe flow revision.
Sustainability: past and present perceptions related to water resources.
Sustainability in water resources engineering: channel morphology, erosion control, coastal erosion, sea defences, indicators and indices for sustainable water resources development.
Concept of whole-life costing and its application to water and waste water systems management.
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS): techniques, policy, mechanisms of pollutant removal in SUDS, and design of SUDS.
Introduction to Waste and Recycling
Waste arising, volumes, disposal, historical perspective, UK and other nation state comparisons
Waste management options
Reduce, reuse, recycle, residue.
Student-led case study
A recycling or waste management option selected for more detailed analysis