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SCQF Level: 08  

Module Code: EEM207

Credit Value: 20  

Year: 2017/8

Term: Term 1

School: School of Science, Engineering & Technology

Description

To examine the properties and application of a range of construction materials, to introduce the principles of highway design and to explore the application of Building Information Modelling

Aims

The aim of this module is to examine properties and application of a range of construction materials and to give the students an introductory understanding of Highway design and Building Information Modelling

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Discuss the benefits and limitations of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

2.  Evaluate road scheme proposals and traffic management systems and design of a road alignment.

3.  Examine the properties and applications of a variety of construction materials and associated test procedures including the appropriateness (including Health and Safety)of construction materials for different construction applications.

Indicative Content

1 Properties and Uses of Materials

Origin, occurrence, appearances, identification, classification, properties, manufacture, conversion, production and uses of various construction materials; material selection and specification, sustainability of materials.

2 Materials Testing

Testing and evaluation applied to common construction materials

3 Highway Engineering: Road Alignment:

Theory and practice in the layout of vertical and horizontal curvature. Road realignment project with a focus on sustainability. Computer based road design packages. Influence of safety on design solutions.

4 Highway Intersections:

Layout and analysis of priority junctions, roundabouts, signal control and grade- separated interchanges. Influence of safety on design solutions. Highway Materials, Design and Construction Pavement construction: flexible and rigid pavements, bound and unbound materials, mix design, specification for materials and construction, testing. Pavement loading, design of flexible and rigid pavements. Sustainability and recycling issues.

5 Highway Pavements

Design and Construction Pavement construction: flexible and rigid pavements, bound and unbound materials, mix design, specification for materials and construction, testing. Pavement loading, design of flexible and rigid pavements. Sustainability and recycling issues.

6 BIM

BIM in practice, BIM in cost exstimation and control.

6 BIM

BIM in practice, BIM in cost exstimation and control.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Delivery via a mixture of lectures and practicals. Lectures provide theoretical underpinning of concepts. Practical activity will provide hands on experience materials testing and highway alignment design. Assessment by portfolio.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 20
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Supervised Practical Activity 34
Unsupervised Practical Activity 26
Assessment 90
Independent 30

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Guidance notes:

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.

Disclaimer: We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.

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