Module Title:Building Services II
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Integrated projects in line with studio projects to develop student’s ability to recognize and illustrate application of various energy efficient services at site and building level. • Group/team work utilized to carryout case studies as appropriate. • Internal tests to assess student’s ability in understanding fundamental concepts and calculations through the module. • Lecture format utilized to provide theoretical instructions.
Module Aim: The aims of this module are : • To develop understanding of the processes used to integrate building services design inputs to medium scale buildings. • To explain more comprehensively how the building regulations relate to building services. • To further develop understanding of sustainable development and role of building services to achieve the same.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To identify and describe appropriate M&E services suitable for medium scale and multistorey buildings.
LO2 To carry out basic sizing calculations to establish space enclosures for M&E services
LO3 To illustrate and describe M&E services for multistorey buildings and sites.
LO4 To illustrate and describe site specific services for housing developments.
LO5 To understand the heat transfer mechanisms in buildings and its implications on sizing heating systems.
LO6 Evaluate circulation services in buildings for Design and planning considerations.
LO7 Understand Waste management services.
LO8 Identify building services which are energy efficient and support sustainable development.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

6672 SERV H1501 Building Services I
6673 SERV H2503 Building Services II
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Sustainable water conservation
• Introduction to Sustainable urban drainage systems • Services layout plans for housing development • Basic sizing calculations for SUDS systems
Gas Supply
• Service connections • Flues for multi-storey buildings • Gas supply for mains connected buildings • Bottled gas and bulk storage provisions
Heat transfer mechanisms
• Heat gain and loss calculations • Thermal comfort in buildings
Thermal systems and distribution
• Space heating fundamentals • Introduction to boiler sizing, basic fuel considerations • Introduction to Low, medium and high pressure hot water heating systems • Heat emitters and heating controls • CHP • District heating
Building services for high rise buildings
• Electrical supply and distribution; this includes horizontal and vertical distribution and spatial allowances to accommodate the same. • Drainage: Foul water and surface water drainage systems for multi-storey structures ( • Water supply: Cold and hot water supply for multi-storey structures; Pump and pressure boosting systems; Design and planning considerations for pumps, tanks and toilet area.
Mechanical Transportation
• Design and planning considerations for Passenger lifts, speeds and capacities, • lift shaft construction; escalators and travelators;
Refuse disposal and waste water management
• Refuse management in multi-storey buildings • Sustainable waste water management systems
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination n/a 2,5 10.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,3,4,6,8 30.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 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 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 150.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMARC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 3 Mandatory
CW_CMART_D Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 3 Mandatory