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					                            SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND
                              THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

                     Modular Degree Programme Leading to the Award of
                                 BSc and BSc Honours in:




                             BUILDING SURVEYING


                                          Pathway Guide
                                           2004/2005
                                      Date of issue: July 2004
                               This version is valid until August 2005




Amrit Sagoo
Pathway Manager
Building Surveying
SEBE
City Campus

Copyright - University of Wolverhampton
Contents:                                                     Page



1.    Introduction and welcome                                  3


2.    BSc / BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying Pathway            5

      2.1    Level 1                                            5

      2.2    Level 2                                            5

      2.3    Level 3                                            6

3.    Module descriptions                                       7

      3.1    Level 1                                            7

      3.2    Level 2                                            9

      3.3    Level 3                                           11


4.    Pathway Group Leaders/ Staff responsible for Pathways     13


5.    Careers and Research in the subject                       13



This Pathway Guide is to be read in conjunction with the Undergraduate Modular Scheme
Guide.




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1.     Introduction and Welcome

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the School of Engineering and The Built
Environment, in particular to the BSc and BSc (Honours) Degree course in Building Surveying, which
is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), for students who meet the RICS’
stated entry criteria.

The course is semester based and modular in structure and forms part of a linked scheme of modular
courses operating within the School.

This pathway guide is intended to be your guide to the course and we hope that you will find it helpful
and informative.

The award is governed, unless otherwise stated, by the Academic Regulations for students 2004/05.

This programme is designed to provide students with the professional and technical knowledge needed
to participate effectively in today’s (and tomorrow’s) construction industry. This course draws from the
wealth of experience and unique expertise available in the School in this field, established over a
number of years using staff who have worked in the industry both in the UK and overseas.

The course aims to provide a broad framework for students wishing to pursue a career in the diverse and
ever expanding profession of building surveying. Furthermore it encourages students to realise their
own potential by promoting background research and reading and live project work. The aim of the
course is to produce building surveying graduates who are good communicators, can solve problems,
can work in teams, can easily adapt to diverse commercial environments and can demonstrate
managerial qualities. The Building Surveyor’s strength lies predominantly with their knowledge of
existing building stock. They are able to supervise construction work in relation to design,
refurbishment and maintenance of buildings within time, cost and legal constraints.

Building Surveyors must be able to communicate effectively and present work through
written, drawn and spoken media, using new information technology as an aid.

The Building Surveyor needs to be self-motivated, able to work well under pressure, to respond
quickly to change and to be able to manage and co-ordinate the work of others.

The School of Engineering and the Built Environment is equipped with state of the art computer
facilities - there are two advanced computer facilities’ rooms in the School running both PCs and Unix
workstations and in addition it has a dedicated Virtual Reality Centre, equipped with Silicon Graphics
workstations and the latest software in the field. This course draws from the wealth of experience and
unique expertise available in the school in this field.

       In line with this philosophy the aims of the course are:

          to prepare students to take on a variety of managerial responsibilities in the construction
           industry.

          To prepare students for further study at post-graduate level.




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Specifically the learning processes will be directed towards enabling the student to:-


        (a) Broadly develop the ability to appraise and select appropriate materials, components, and
            systems necessary in achieving aesthetic, practical, economic and safe solutions in
            buildings.

        (b) develop the ability to select, plan and control physical production systems.

        (c) demonstrate an understanding of the management principles and human relations that
            underpin the functioning of a building firm or organisation and building projects.

        (d) demonstrate an understanding of the inter-dependence of technology, economics,
            finance, law, management and contract administration through project exercises;

        (e) develop expertise in the interpretation and application of the standard forms of
            construction contract including contractual advice and claims evaluation;

        (f) develop skills of: logical thought, effective communication, time management, making
            presentations and problem solving including the identification of innovative solutions

        (g) develop the ability to work in and to manage multi-disciplinary teams

        (h) develop the ability to use information technology in the solution of problems.

        (i) develop the ability to research in depth a specific topic of relevance to the building
            surveyor.

        (j) gain an understanding of the influence of economics on construction activity and
            appreciate the impact of changes in economic policy.

        (k) develop the ability to survey buildings, identify defects and recommend appropriate
            remedial action.


This is a very important time in your life. The outcome of your studies could affect the whole of your
future career. You should therefore devote most of your time to study, but in order to derive maximum
benefit from University life you should also leave some spare time for recreational and social activities.

We hope that your stay with us will be successful and enjoyable.




Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information given in this publication is accurate at the time of
printing. The University, however, reserves the right to make changes without advance notice.




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      2.      BSc/BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying Pathway

           Pathway Registration Form (PRF) - Route Code D/BLDSV

           Record of core options and electives.

Student Name:_______________________ Student Number__________________

2.1        Level 1

Core Modules

Code           Title                                          Semester     Credits
CV1005         Construction Technology A                      1            15
CN1174         Construction Technology B                      2            15
CN1074         Contractual Procedures A                       2            15
CN1076         Built Environment Control                      1            15
CN1175         Pre Conract Studies                            1            15
AT1004         Fundamentals of CAAD 1                         1            15

 Level 1 – Electives (Maximum 30 credits)
Module         Module Title                                    Semester    Credits
Code
CN1007         Communication & Key Skills                      1           15

N.B. Total number of credits at level 1 must equal 120.

2.2        Level 2

Core Modules

Code          Title                                       Semester    Credits
CN2001        Conversion & Refurbishment                  1           15
CN2251        Integrated Project                          2           15
CN2254        Environmental Engineering                   2           15
CN2069        Construction Technology C                   1           15
CV2204        Structural Applications                     1           15
CN2253        Building Surveying Practice                 1           15
CN2067        Construction Human Resource                 2           15
              Management
Level 2 – Electives (Maximum 30 credits)

Module       Module Title                                 Semester    Credits
Code



N.B. Total number of credits at level 2 must equal 120.



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2.3     Level 3

Core Modules

Code          Title                                     Semester   Credits
CN3029        Project (CPMS)                            1&2        30
CN3037        Facilities Management                     2          15
CN3036        Contractual Procedures B                  2          15
CN3018        Advanced BS Practice                      1          15
CN3019        Advanced Property & Valuations            2          15
              Studies
CN3034        Construction Technology D                 2          15

Level 3 – Electives (Maximum 30 credits)
Module       Module Title                               Semester   Credits
Code



N.B. Total number of credits at level 3 must equal 120.

Rules: Students to select 30 credits of electives at each level.




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3.1     Module descriptions

Level 1
Module Code:                        CV1005
Module Title:                       Construction Technology A
Module Leader:                      Sammy Chung - Room MA211a
                                    Phone : 01902 322678
                                    E-mail : s.chung@wlv.ac.uk


Rationale
To provide an introduction to, and a broad overview of some of the basic elements, concepts and techniques used in building
and civil engineering construction. Also, it provides an introduction to the scientific and engineering properties of some
common construction materials

Module Code:                       CN1174
Module Title:                      Construction Technology B
Module Leader                      Sammy Chung - Room MA211a
                                   Phone : 01902 322678
                                   E-mail : s.chung@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
The module aims to extend the knowledge of, and develop a deeper understanding of the elements, concepts and techniques
used in building construction with an emphasis towards low and medium rise construction. It will also extend the students
knowledge of the scientific and engineering properties of some common construction materials.

Module Code:                        CN1075
Module Title:                       BE Economics
Module Leader:                      Chris Williams – Room MA211a
                                    Phone: 01902 32275
                                    Email: chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk


Rationale
Introduce the student to the economics principles that underpin and influence the operation of the built environment and
construction sectors of the UK economy.

Module Code:                        CN1074
Module Title:                       Contractual Procedures A
Module Leader:                      Pauline Corbett - Room MA212b
                                    Phone: 01902 322261
                                    Email: P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
Rationale
This module introduces to the English Legal system and law of contract. In addition a study of procurement strategies and
Standard Form of Building Contracts is made.


Module Code:                        CN1076
Module Title:                       Built Environment Control
Module Leader:                      Andrew Cunningham – Room MA109
                                    Phone : 01902 322342
                                    E-mail : A.K.Cunningham@wlv.ac.uk


Rationale
This module brings together the practical, technical and legal issues, which affect building, work in the UK. An important
aspect of this will involve the control of building works based UK planning process, the Building Act 1984, Landlord &
Tenants Act, Health & Safety legislation, particularly, as it impacts on property markets.
The module will also enable students to appreciate development control powers of the UK planning system and ramifications
for the built environment; also to better understand and analyse the role of construction technology; building control system;
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enforcement procedures; production information (drawings / specification - architectural/draughting practice) and their
relationship with statutory control. These aims will be achieved by considering various topics, issues and case studies.


Module Code:                       CN1175
Module Title:                      Pre-Contract Studies
Module Leader                      Pauline Corbett - Room MA212b
                                   Phone: 01902 322261
                                   Email: P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
Develop an understanding of the basic concepts of pre-contract studies of the construction process.
Introduce the processes and documents applicable to the construction process at pre-contract stage.


Module Code:                        AT1004
Module Title:                       Fundamentals of CAAD 1
Module Leader:                      Jo Bregazzi – Room MA110a
                                    Phone: 01902 322963
                                    Email: J.Bregazzi@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
This module introduces students to the skills of producing accurate, professional 2D drawings. This entails using the
advanced features of 2D CAD such as hatching, dimensioning and layering.

Module Code:                       CN1007
Module Title:                      Communication and Key Skills
Module Leader                      Alison Felce - Room MA110b
                                   Phone: 01902 322980
                                   Email: A.E.Felce@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
To develop knowledge and understanding of various methods of communication used in business and industrial
environmentss, e.g. written reports, business meetings and presentations.
To provide a basic understanding of drawing principles and uses, essential for the industry.
To develop study skills ata level appropriate to use within a HEI.
To Introduse students to the concepts of Personal Development Planning and to develop the skills necessary to succeed
on the programme and in future career development.




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3.2 Level 2
Module Code:                        CN2254
Module Title:                       Environmental Engineering
Module Leader:                      P Harris – Room MA107b
                                    Phone: 01902 322279
                                    Email: P.T.Harris@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
Introduce the students to the fundamentals of building comfort criteria and its environmental services requirements. It
concentrates in the first instance, on the issues of thermal, acoustic, and visual comfort and the relationship between human
physiology and building design. Secondly, the module examines the range of environmental services required in modern
building and the impact of such services on the internal and external environment.


Module Code:                       CN2068
Module Title:                      Integrated Project
Module Leader:                      Pauline Corbett - Room MA212b
                                    Phone: 01902 322261
                                    Email: P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
Develop team working skills through completion of a group based project where students are brought together into multi-
disciplinary teams within which a set of structured / interrelated tasks are undertaken in order to develop the students
management, communication and problem solving skills. It provides an opportunity for experience to be gained of inter and
intra disciplinary working.



Module Code:                       CN2069
Module Title:                      Construction Technology C
Module Leader:                     D Proverbs - Room MA108
                                   Phone : 01902 322786
                                   E-mail : D.Proverbs@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
Explains further the principles and practice of construction technology related to advanced construction operations and
processes.


Module Code:                        CN2067
Module Title:                       Construction Human Resource Management
Module Leader:                      Sammy Chung - Room MA211a
                                    Phone : 01902 322678
                                    E-mail : s.chung@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
To develop an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of human resources, and their management, as applied to the
construction industry.

Module Code:                        CV2004
Module Title:                       Structural Applications
Module Leader:                      John Billingham - Room MA211a
                                    Phone : 01902 322627
                                    E-mail : J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
This module develops an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of structures as applied to the construction
industry. It deepens the awareness of the input of the structural engineer into the design of buildings.


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management, communication and problem solving skills. It provides an opportunity for experience to be gained of inter and
intra disciplinary working.


Module Code:                        LW2016
Module Title:                       Law of Construction
Module Leader:                      School of Legal Studies

Rationale
To examine the general legal principles of law of tort, company law, EU law and their impact on the subject area of
construction.


Module Code:                       CN2253
Module Title:                      Building Surveying Practice
Module Leader                      Amrit Sagoo – MA205c
                                   Phone : 01902 322256
                                   E-mail : Amrit.Sagoo@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
This module brings together the practical and theoretical issues with regard to the Role of the Building Surveyor within the
Built Environment. An important aspect of this will involve consideration of building pathology, causes of defects and their
required remedial action. The module is aimed in the main, at understanding the construction of domestic low rise dwellings
during the latter part of the 19th and the 20th Centuries together with the likely defects which occur to such buildings.



Module Code:                       CN2001
Module Title:                      Conversion & Refurbishment
Module Leader:                     Chris Williams – Room MA211a
                                   Phone: 01902 32275
                                   Email: chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk


Rationale
To enable the student to understand the concept of conversion/alteration and refurbishment and develop an understanding of
the importance of structural stability and integrity of buildings. Special emphasis on the need for temporary works; the
ability to carry out appraisals (feasibility and surveys); apply traditional design skills and specification techniques to the
completion of refurbishment/conversion project. The students will develop a working knowledge of the operations involved,
implications and restrictions of planning, building regulations and economic constraints including site safety.




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3.3 Level 3
Module Code:                        CN3029
Module Title:                       Project (CPMS)
Module Leader                       David Proverbs – Room MA110c
                                    Phone : 01902 322786
                                    Fax : 01902 322743
                                    E-mail : D.Proverbs@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
Develop the ability to research and report on a subject related to their degree programme. It facilitates the solving of a chosen
problem or exploration of a chosen issue; and presentation of the results of such investigation in a formal report format.


Module Code:                        CN3039
Module Title:                       Development Economics Project
Module Leader                       A. Sagoo – Room MA205c
                                    Phone; 01902 322256
                                    E-mail: Amrit.Sagoo@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale:
To develop a wide-raging understanding of the development process within the economic, legal, political and social
environment of the United Kingdom.


Module Code:                        CN3037
Module Title:                       Facilities Management
Module Leader:                      A. Sagoo – Room MA205c
                                    Phone; 01902 322256
                                    E-mail: Amrit.Sagoo@wlv.ac.uk

 Rationale
The aim of this module is to examine the multi-disciplinary nature of Facilities Management and explores its relevance, as a
professional discipline, to the efficient operation of an organisation. It examines the practice of co-ordinating the physical
workplace with the people and work of an organisation, integrating business administration, behaviour and design, with legal
restraints.



Module Code:                        CN3036
Module Title:                       Contractual Procedures B
Module Leader:                      I Ndekugri – Room Ma212a
                                    Phone: 01902 322280
                                    E:mail I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
To provide understanding of the legal framework within construction firms and projects are managed


Module Code:                        CN3018
Module Title:                       Advanced BS Practice
Module Leader:                      A. Sagoo – Room MA205c
                                    Phone; 01902 322256
                                    E-mail: Amrit.Sagoo@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
This module builds upon the practical and theoretical issues with regard to the role of the Building Surveyor within the Built
Environment that is covered in the pre-requisite module. The module is aimed, in the main, at understanding the construction
of low and medium rise commercial and industrial buildings during the latter part of the 20th Century together with the likely
defects that occur to such buildings.
The module will also examine the professional duties, obligations and ethics that a practicing Building Surveyor will need to
understand and comply with if embarking upon a career as a Chartered Surveyor.

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Module Code:                        CN3019
Module Title:                       Advanced Property & Valuation Studies
Module Leader:                      A. Sagoo – Room MA205c
                                    Phone; 01902 322256
                                    E-mail: Amrit.Sagoo@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
This module brings together the legal, contractual and practical issues with regard to property within the Built
Environment and also provides an understanding of the development appraisal work undertaken by General Practice
Surveyors, and will provide the student with an ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate appropriate criteria and inter-
relate concepts, ideas and theories relating to leases, development, valuation of land and property within the legislative
framework.


Module Code:                        CN3031
Module Title:                       Statutory Valuations
Module Leader                       A Antwi – Room MA205c
                                    Phone: 01902 322253
                                    E-mail: a.antwi@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
Equip the student with the knowledge and understanding required in applying valuation techniques to statutorily derived
valuation issues of property taxation and compulsory purchase.

Module Code:                        CN3023
Module Title:                       Applied Valuations
Module Leader:                      A Antwi – Room MA205c
                                    Phone: 01902 322253
                                    E-mail: a.antwi@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale:
Apply valuation techniques in real life property market scenarios to gain insight and experience of ethical and other
professional issues that arise in valuation practice.




Module Code:                        CN3038
Module Title:                       Construction & Property Finance
Module Leader:                      Brian Ambrose
                                    Phone: 01902 322282

Rationale
To develop understanding of the source of an disposition of capital for construction companies and its control. To evaluate
corporate performance, working capital needs of costing and budgetary control and investment appraisal.


Module Code:                        CN3034
Module Title:                       Construction Technology D
Module Leader                       A. Sagoo – Room MA205c
                                    Phone; 01902 322256
                                    E-mail: Amrit.Sagoo@wlv.ac.uk

Rationale
The aim of this module is to develop a greater awareness of the role of building technology in the total building process, in
particular, the design, the construction practice and procedures influencing the overall life condition of the building. An
important aspect of this will involve an evaluation of relevant technological concepts in terms of the industry’s past, present
and future requirements, in particular, the changing skills, legislation and resources. The contribution of these and other key
ideas and concepts will be examined to enable critical appraisals and structural surveys to be carried out using various
techniques as an aid in solving a wide range of complex problems in the design, construction and maintenance of buildings

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4. Pathway Group Leaders / Staff responsible for Pathways
        The Pathway Manager is:
        Amrit Sagoo
        Room MA 205c
        Tel: 01902 322256
        Mobile: 07887 772454
        Email: Amrit.Sagoo@wlv.ac.uk

The day-to-day operation of the course is the responsibility of the Pathway Leader. This includes the
general administration of the course and responsibility for all academic matters associated with the
course.

Your award is managed by the Construction and Property Management Section of the Built Environment Division. If
your Pathway Leader is not available you should contact another member of the section.




5.      Careers and Research in the subject
The award has been fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and in
order to gain exemption from the academic component for professional qualification of the RICS
students are required to achieve an Honours award. Students are then admitted to the RICS's
Assessment of Professional Competence scheme.

The student may specialise by way of optional modules in preparation for careers within both the private
and public sectors such as: Building Surveyor, Project Manager, Facilities Manager, Maintenance
Surveyor, Building Control Surveyor, Housing / Property Surveyor, Development Officer and
Residential Property Surveyor.

Building Surveying graduates are currently in demand from all sectors of the construction industry, and
increasingly from other service providers.

Career opportunities are diverse, with vacancies all over the region, nation and indeed the world.



Employment opportunities exist with:
       Contracting organisations
       FM companies
       BS service providers
       Central Government
       Local authorities
       Housing Associations
       Multi-disciplinary service providers
       Railway sector



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