Module Title:Building Services III
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
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 give detailed understanding of energy efficient services that contribute to low energy developments. • To make students aware of the extensive range of energy efficient specialized services for modern buildings to improve building performance. • Introduce students to Fire management services. • To further students understanding and appreciation of M&E building services for large scale developments and its implications on services coordination in the building
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse a range of renewable technologies and their suitability for different building contexts.
LO2 Carry out basic calculations for renewable technologies to establish system sizes and space enclosure requirements
LO3 Understanding of a range of modern smart building technologies to achieve improved building performance
LO4 Have an understanding of Whole building Energy Demand Assessment
LO5 Have an understanding of security,fire detection & management services.
LO6 Have an understanding of Mechanical ventilation systems and basic sizing calculations to establish spaces enclosure requirements.
LO7 Have an understanding of Artificial lighting theory and design
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
6674 SERV H3501 Building Services III
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
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.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Renewable Technologies
Types of alternate energy sources- solar energy, wind energy, biomass, geothermal energy and heat pumps,CHP microgeneration,micro hydro power, ocean energy, tidal energy, wave energy, fuel cell technology. Study of each source of energy under • Principles of operation. • Types of sub systems and basic sizing calculations. • Areas of application • Methods of integrating with existing buildings.
Ventilation and air conditioning
• Fundamentals of HVAC • Types of Air conditioning systems and their applications in buildings • Spatial and physical requirements to accommodate a HVAC system in building
Artificial Lighting
• Fundamental of natural and artificial lighting • Lamps • Types of light fittings • Lighting levels • Artificial lighting design
Smart buildings/technologies
• Characteristic features of smart buildings and introduction to o Structured cabling systems. o Direct digital controls. o High band width communication infrastructure o Smart metering technologies o Advanced lighting and HVAC controls. • Areas of application for different control systems-time based controls, temperature based controls and lighting controls.
Security and fire protection
• Intruder alarm systems • Detection devices and sensors • Introduction to fire triangle and fire equipment. • Fire detection systems • Fire management services
Whole building Energy demand study
• Heating system running costs • Degree days calculations • Annual energy demand calculations
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination No Description 1,2 10.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3,4,7 30.00 n/a
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 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 5 Mandatory
CW_CMART_D Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 5 Mandatory