Module Title:Services Technology
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Projects Practicals Private study
Module Aim: The aims of the subject are: (1) to enable students to understand the contribution of a building’s services to the overall performance of the building; (2) to enable students to understand the impact of a building’s fabric on its services; (3) to identify the different technologies associated with each type of service; (4) to give students a basic understanding of the design and installation of all the major services; (5) to provide an understanding of sustainable design; (6) to teach students how to use environmental monitoring and testing equipment to analyse the internal environment of a building for standard and regulation compliance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to evaluate the performance of the individual building services in terms of current standards, regulations and practices;
LO2 to apply applicable design calculations to aid in the evaluation of the building’s performance;
LO3 to apply various laboratory and site tests to aid in the evaluation of the building’s services performance.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Heating (10 hours lectures, 10 hours tutorials)
(a) Heating systems equipment and technology (b) Pipe, pump, emitter and boiler sizing (c) Heating controls (d) Fuel types
(2) Electricity (15 hours lectures, 15 hours tutorials)
(a) ETCI Regulations (b) Single and three phase installations (c) Single and three phase cable sizing (d) Circuit protection, protective devices, bonding and electrical safety (e) Protective gear basic calculations (f) Site electricity (g) Building Services Controls (h) Smart Technologies
(3) Ventilation (10 hours lectures, 10 hours tutorials)
(a) Mechanical ventilation equipment and technology (b) Ductwork and fan sizing
(4) Air Conditioning (10 hours lectures, 10 hours tutorials)
(a) Heat gains and associated control (b) Psychometrics (c) Air handling unit (AHU) sizing and detailing (d) Energy saving alternatives to air conditioning e.g. free cooling
(5) Building Services Laboratory (60 hours practicals)
(a) Air leakage testing (b) Thermal imaging (c) U-value analysis (d) Air movement and quality assessment (e) Daylight and artificial lighting analysis (f) Acoustic and noise transfer analysis (g) Electricity testing (h) Fire alarms (i) Water quality assessment (j) Condition monitoring (k) Maintenance management systems (l) Building management systems
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practicals 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2 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 1.50
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Tutorial 30 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.67
Total Hours 230.00

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