LAWS - Practice and Legislation 1

Module Title:Practice and Legislation 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The key teaching & learning strategy is Integration with Studio 2 projects; this includes a combination of Lectures covering the Legislation (TGD) requirements, typical solutions and case studies, as well as Tutorials around relevant application to Studio 2 projects; along with Projects & Assignments to allow application of Legislation & Practice theory with formative feedback. - Lectures - Tutorials - Project - Assignments
Module Aim: The aims of this module are : • To familiarise students with the implications of the Building Control Act and the Building Regulations, so that they can incorporate these requirements into Studio 2 projects and demonstrate compliance. • To familiarise students with’ legal minimum’ and ‘best practice’ approaches to their Studio 2 projects • To familiarise learners with the Planning and Development Control processes and relevant legislation • To introduce learners to the process initiated by SI 9/BC(A)R 2014, and other relevant legislation
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply the Building Regulations to a small or medium scale timber construction project
LO2 Undertake a DAC/Accessiblity audit of an existing building
LO3 Demonstrate familiarity with the BC(A)R Building Control process
LO4 Demonstrate familiarity with the Planning process and prepare documentation for a basic Planning Application for a small to medium scale construction project
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
6670 BUIL H2503 Technical Design & Detailing II
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
Overview
The Building Control Act & Regulations and the Technical Guidance Documents, both in general and as they apply to Studio 2 studio projects. The Building Control Processes, as established under current legislation, e.g. SI 9/BC(A)R 2014, and with reference to Disability Access Certificate applications and Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure analysis. The Planning & Development Control processes, including Planning Applications and Exempted Development
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 Continuous Assessment Projects: 40% • Legislation Project assignments: to assess general understanding of Building Regulations as applied to Studio 2 buildings • Practice Project assignments: to assess general understanding of Architectural Practice Overall breakdown: Building Legislation/Regulations (2/3) Architectural Practice (1/3) 1 40.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Examination : 60% Overall breakdown: Building Legislation/Regulations (2/3) Architectural Practice (1/3) 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 6.50
Total Hours 126.00