Level 3 - Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment

Performance points for 2019 

Will be on UCAS Tariff Table from May 2018 onwards.

For Certificate: 30 credits required. Recommend Units 1, 2 and 3.

For Diploma: All 5 units Mandatory

 

Level 3

Unit 1, Defining a Sustainable Construction Project (12 credits)

Unit 2, Developing a Sustainable Construction Project (10 credits)

1. Prepare a design brief and take steps to appoint an effective design team.

2. Use building information modelling techniques for concept design.

3. Prepare information and resources needed to support a planning application.

1.1 describe the role and responsibility of the client in a construction project. 2.1 create preliminary concept designs based on a design brief. 3.1 explain the planning process for a specific construction project.
1.2 prepare a design brief for a specific construction project and receive critical feedback for client sign off. 2.2 assess concept designs for space requirements, circulation and accessibility. 3.2 make use of current legislation and guidance.
1.3 formalise the appointment of an integrated Project Team in contractual terms. 2.3 assess concept design to produce preliminary cost and lifecycle cost prediction. 3.3 prepare a planning feasibility study for a specific construction project.
1.4 produce an organogram outlining professionals and their roles at each phase of the project. 2.4 perform energy analysis relative to form, orientation, weather, surfaces and glazing. 3.4 describe what is meant by the term ‘undesirable precedent’ in planning decisions and provide an example of such.
1.5 devise an effective communication strategy to promote collaboration between all parties. 2.5 present information for whole project lifecycle providing validation for chosen model. 3.5 formulate justification and present evidence for the approval of a specific project.

Unit 3, Support Design, Structural and Services aspects of a Sustainable Construction Project (8 credits)

1. Use building information modelling techniques to develop the design

2. Use building information modelling techniques to develop structural elements of a building project

3. Use building information modelling techniques to develop building services elements of a building project

1.1 define design elements and operational practicalities to provide the basis of a building information model 2.1 define and create data rich structural elements including foundations, structural walls, slabs, beams and columns 3.1 define and create appropriate systems from prior research, concept analysis and operational practicalities and constraints
1.2 create an architectural model using materials with properties relevant to a sustainable construction project. 2.2 apply science and mathematics to structural specifications. 3.2 apply science and mathematics to assess and calculate energy efficiency in a range of scenarios.
1.3 validate sustainable design ideas through production of data rich detailed 3D information 2.3 validate structural engineering methods through production of data rich detailed 3D information 3.3 validate building services proposals through production of data rich detailed 3D information
1.4 present the design model to critical design experts. 2.4 present the structural model to critical structural experts. 3.4 present the services model to critical services experts.
1.5 resolve design errors, clashes and omissions making modifications as a result of feedback. 2.5 resolve structural errors, clashes and omissions and making modifications as a result of feedback. 3.5 resolve service related errors, clashes and omissions making modifications as a result of feedback.

Unit 4, Lifecycle and Financial Planning for a Sustainable Construction Project (10 credits)

Unit 5, Evaluating and Documenting a Sustainable Construction Project (10 credits)