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Module Code: CEN304
Module Title: Capstone Design 2
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: CEN204
1. To ensure students realise how the individual taught subjects contribute to a unified design project.
2. To promote teamwork and industrial awareness.
Learning outcomes 
Knowledge and Understanding

A.To take part in group exercises with the intention of sharing responsibilities and knowledge in achieving a realistic design scheme for the required structure taking into account relevant constraints and environmental issues.

B.To appreciate the difficulties that may arise when working in a group and ways of avoiding these difficulties.

C.To appreciate the needs of hand calculations in the initial design procedure as a base for further detailed analysis.

D.Awareness of conceptual and planning issues affecting a schematic design.

E.Appreciate the need to evaluate buildability and safety at an early stage of the design procedure.

Intellectual Abilities

F.Development of possible design solutions assisted by site visit to evaluate constraints.

G.Consideration of the advantages of a variety of material options in structural design.

H.Write reports including calculations and drawings.

Practical Skills

I.Cooperate with other students in sharing of workload and responsibilities.

J.Use computer program and spreadsheet.

K.Present reports and posters.

General Transferable Skills

L.Cooperate with other students in producing a final solutions and group design reports.

M.Visualize the concept and transfer this to a detailed design phase.

N.Produce a presentation of the conceptual design.
Method of teaching and learning 
The module is taught through formal lectures and class tutorials.
Lectures Descriptions

1 Introduction and analysis of the group design exercise. Project goals, design requirements/methodolgy, constraints and layout of the construction site. Types of structural form. Design process and organisation. Relevant design standards and codes of practice.

2 Conceptual and scheme design on architectural and structural aspects of the project. Evaluation of the viable structural solutions for the construction. Selection of construction materials. Safe construction procedure and robustness. Presentation of sketches and diagrams to illustrate the engineering system.

3 Combination of actions and loading arrangements. Advanced computational analysis. Verification of structural viability. Development of full structural or civil engineering design and calculation for the selected structure. Presentation of drawings including all relevant (important) dimensions and illustration of plans, elevations, cross-sections and details of the design.

4 Assessment of site variability and ground conditions. Geotechnical design solution and foundation scheme for the structure.

5 Sustainability appraisal and environmental impact assessment. Management, maintenance and serviceability of the structure. Health and safety and risk assessment. Bill of quantities and construction project cost estimation.

Note: The lecture arrangements are subject to change according to student progress. Please check email/announcement regularly for updates.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 20    32      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Design Project Report 85.00
2 Oral Presentation 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:46:47 AM