Building Performance and Technology


This module will introduce the student to the materials, methods and technologies involved in the identification of defects, refurbishment and maintenance of existing buildings. In addition the module applies the use of various Building Regulations (Part M, B and L) to provide a practical element to further students knowledge of the Building Performance requirements. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the refurbishment process including legislative requirements, buildability, cost and the associated environmental impacts.

  2. Observe and recognise existing defects and failures and recommend remedial measures.

  3. Evaluate the health and safety issues associated with refurbishment and retrofit works to prepare appropriate risk assessments.

  4. Critically evaluate the accessibility of existing buildings recommending building upgrade strategies to improve accessibility in the built environment.

  5. Review and recommend building energy upgrade strategies to improve the energy performance of existing buildings. 

  6. Review and recommend building upgrade strategies to improve the fire safety of existing buildings.

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