Construction Technology 1

Module code: CSE4006-B

Module Aims 

In the UK, construction, demolition and excavation account for 60% of material use and waste generation. The construction sector is urgently required to formulate strategies consistent with the Net Zero Carbon Buildings. Commitment, ultimately leading to climate-resilient developments.
The module aims to:
Introduce key concepts related to materials, structures, construction technologies, environmental science and carbon footprint of materials. Appreciate the factors involved in the analysis and choice of materials, their physical properties, systems and techniques used in construction, and to examine traditional and modern domestic building methods used. Introduce construction processes and highlight codes of practice and industry standards applicable to construction processes. Explore the factors affecting the condition of existing buildings, their maintenance, retrofit and adaptation. Explore and examine processes, products & systems in the construction of simple structures and civil engineering works including surveying techniques.


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