Module Title:Environmental Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Practicals Projects Private study
Module Aim: The aims of the subject are: (1) to study elements of natural climate (2) to study the factors that contribute to the quality of the environment in buildings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to describe the effects of climate on the building fabric
LO2 to describe the effects of pollution on buildings and how these effects are measured and documented
LO3 to describe the health risks in buildings
LO4 to describe the factors that contribute to the quality of the environment in buildings and to evaluate the performance of buildings
LO5 to assess these factors in terms of current standards, regulations and practices.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Climatology (8 hours lectures)
(a) Energy budget (b) Air Masses (c) Local climate (d) Elements of climate (e) Climatic effects (f) Waste Management
(2) Environmental Pollution (12 hours lectures)
(a) Types of pollution (b) Transport and behaviour of pollutants in the environment (c) Pollution of the internal environment (d) Radon (e) Sick building syndrome (f) Impact of nuclear energy on the environment
(3) Materials (10 hours lectures)
(a) Environmental impact of building materials (b) Non-hazardous waste management, waste control strategies (c) Hazardous waste management (d) Irish waste management legislation
(4) Condensation (8 hours lectures, 12 hours practicals)
(a) Cause (b) Effect and control of condensation
(5) Sound (12 hours lectures, 10 hours practicals)
(a) Sound levels and transmission (b) Noise control legislation (c) Building acoustics and reverberation (d) Sound Insulation
(6) Light (10 hours lectures, 8 hours practicals)
(a) Artificial and natural illumination (b) Lighting demands and levels
Assessment Breakdown%
Project40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project 1 1,2,3 20.00 Sem 1 End
Project Project 2 4,5 20.00 Sem 2 End
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.33
Total Hours 160.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMFAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Facilities and Building Services Management 5 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 5 Mandatory
CW_CMBSE_D Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Buildings Services 5 Mandatory