Sustainable Construction Written Coursework Portfolio Brief


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Faculty ofComputing, Engineeringand the Built EnvironmentCoursework Assessment BriefAcademic Year 2016-17Module:BNV 7086 Sustainable ConstructionAssessment Title:Written Coursework PortfolioAssessment Identifier:CWRK001Weighting: 100%School:School of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentModule Co-ordinator:Dr Beck CollinsHand in deadline date:Tuesday ......November 2017 by 12noon on moodleHand back date:See iCity/Moodle on the intranet for details. http://moodle.bcu.ac.ukRe-assessment hand in deadline date:...................2017 at 12:00 noonSupport available for students required to submit a re-assessment:Timetabled revisions sessions will be arranged for the periodimmediately preceding the hand in dateNOTE:At the first assessment attempt, the full range of marks is available. At the re-assessment attempt the mark is capped and the maximum mark that can be achieved is 50%.Assessment SummaryTask : Portfolio on topics of sustainable constructiona)3 summaries (each 1,000 words) of different topics studiedthroughout the course (as below).Critical summary of three selected topics in sustainableconstruction, drawing on examples from practice, withrecommendations for action. This should make clear therole of the construction project manager in this issue.b)1 synthesis piece (1,000 words) based on a case study,showing how three topics were considered andincorporated. One of these topics MUST be different to thethree already covered.

IMPORTANT STATEMENTSCheating and PlagiarismBoth cheating and plagiarism are totally unacceptable and the University maintains a strict policy against them. It is YOUR responsibility to be aware of this policy and to act accordingly. Please refer to the Academic Registry Guidance at https://icity.bcu.ac.uk/Academic-Registry/Information-for-Students/Assessment/Avoiding-Allegations-of-CheatingThe basic principles are:Don’t pass off anyone else’s work as your own, including work from “essay banks”. This is plagiarism and is viewed extremely seriously by the University.Don’t submit a piece of work in whole or in part that has already been submitted for assessment elsewhere. This is called duplication and, like plagiarism, is viewed extremely seriously by the University.Always acknowledge all of the sources that you have used in your coursework assignment or project.If you are using the exact words of another person, always put them in quotation marks.Check that you know whether the coursework is to be produced individually or whether you can work with others.If you are doing group work, be sure about what you are supposed to do on your own.Never make up or falsify data to prove your point.Never allow others to copy your work.Never lend disks, memory sticks or copies of your coursework to any other student in the University; this may lead you being accused of collusion.By submitting coursework, either physically or electronically, you are confirming that it is your own work (or, in the case of a group submission, that it is the result of joint work undertaken by members of the group that you represent) and that you have read and understand the University’s guidance on plagiarism and cheating.Students should be aware that, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator, coursework may be submitted to an electronic detection system in order to help ascertain if any plagiarised material is present.Electronic Submission of WorkStudents should also be aware that it is their responsibility to ensure that work submitted inelectronic format can be opened on a faculty computer and to check that any electronic submissions have been successfully uploaded. If it cannot be opened it will not be marked.Any required file formats will be specified in the assignment brief and failure to comply withthese submission requirements will result in work not being marked. Students must retain a copy of all electronic work they have submitted and resubmit if requested.Late Submission Penalties

If you submit an assessment late at the first attempt then you will be subject to one of the following penalties:If the submission is made up to two hours following the deadline, the mark that you achieve will be deducted by 10%. If this deduction takes you below the pass threshold then you will be capped at that threshold;If the submission is made between two hours and up to 5 days following the deadline, your mark will be capped at the pass threshold;If the submission is made after 5 days following the deadline, your work will be deemed as a fail and returned to you unmarked.If you submit a reassessment late then it will be deemed as a fail and returned to you unmarked.Learning Outcomes to be Assessed:1.Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between climate change and the concept of sustainability and its implication to the build environment2.Evaluate sustainable construction/design solutions and critically reflect on good practice examples (national and international)3.Explore and analyse the role of the Project Manager in the delivery of sustainability ina construction context4.Critically analyse existing sustainable design criteria/principles and from this formulate a range suitable for future developmentsAssessment Details: A portfolio of a number of topics, critically assessed from the point of view of a constructionproject manager who is concerned with sustainability. a). Of all the topics studied, your portfolio must include 3 summaries (each circa 1,000words) of different topics studied throughout the course. You may wish to arrange this inthe form of a SWOT analysis (strengths weaknesses, opportunities and threats) or someother matrix facilitating the discussion of the opportunities and constraints of each topic areain sustainable construction. You must always, however, make sure the topic is discussed ina way that is relevant to construction project managers, who have their own specificconstraints, opportunities and priorities.b). You must also write a synthesis piece (1,000 words) based on a case study, showinghow three topics were considered and incorporated into that building/construction project.One of these topics MUST be different to the three already covered.Example: topic 1 - climate change, topic 2 – energy efficiency, topic 3 – biodiversity. Casestudy based on building/construction project (of your choice) where energy efficiency, aconcern for biodiversity and the reduction of waste were considered.The word count for the entire assessment should not exceed 4,000 words.Assessment Criteria:

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