BSEN30020 Buildings and Environment

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module examines the design and construction of buildings for livestock production and the impact on the environment. Guidance is provided on planning and environmental legislation, design approach, minimum specifications, heating and ventilation, health and safety, environmental emissions, construction materials, building layouts and landscaping.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: Outline the design approach for buildings for animal production. Describe the relevant planning and environmental legislation. Outline the minimum specifications for agricultural buildings. Calculate key parameters for heating and ventilation. Highlight the main features of construction materials. Design the key building layouts (pig, poultry, cattle, sheep, horses). Recommend the appropriate siting of buildings into the landscape. Outline health and safety issues and environmental emissions associated with livestock buildings.

Indicative Module Content:

Design approach for buildings for animal production. Planning and environmental legislation. Minimum specifications for agricultural buildings. Heating and ventilation. Construction materials. Building layouts (pig, poultry, cattle, sheep, horses). Siting of buildings in the landscape. Health and safety issues and environmental emissions associated with livestock buildings.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

41

Autonomous Student Learning

60

Lectures

24

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Content delivered in lecture format. Associated building design assignment. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Students ideally should have studied Engineering, Science or Agricultural Science subjects.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
BSEN40100 - Adv Bldgs for Animal Prod


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Design project on agricultural buildings Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided post-assessment.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Spring