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AR50469: Materials, construction and skills

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Report (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 50)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Synopsis: Develop your knowledge and understanding of the practice, philosophies, issues, application and characteristics and decay of traditional and innovative building materials, including building techniques, skills and tools for the conservation of historic buildings and cultural heritage, their sustainability and impact on the environment.
Intended Learning Outcomes: Develop a fundamental understanding of the properties of traditional and innovative building materials and their potential application in the conservation and repair of heritage assets.

Ability to select appropriate techniques and materials for use in specific applications.

Ability to apply skills, techniques and methods learned and to exercise initiative in recommending the use of materials and technologies to sustain the built environment.

Analyse and critique complex historic and environmental issues systematically and creatively, and demonstrate both self-direction, teamwork and originality in tackling problem solving.

Consolidate, extend and apply knowledge gained and contribute advances to the body of knowledge in the field of conservation theory and practice.
Content: Practice philosophies and issues

Characteristics, decay and conservation of traditional materials

Knowledge of traditional craft skills

Investigation methods and assessment of appropriate techniques and technologies for building repair using both traditional and innovative methods and materials
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50469 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering