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1 Module nameConstruction Technology 3Module codeCON5TE3Assignment1Level5Programme start month andyearApril 2021Assignment due time and date10.00 a.m. (UK time),Wednesday 26 May 2021Pass mark40Word count1,200Assessment weighting30% *for further information see the Word count and overwriting section. Submission detailsFor this assignment, you are required to submit:• a report as a Word (or similar) or PDF file.Please refer to the … Continue reading “Construction Technology 3 | My Assignment Tutor”

1 Module nameConstruction Technology 3Module codeCON5TE3Assignment1Level5Programme start month andyearApril 2021Assignment due time and date10.00 a.m. (UK time),Wednesday 26 May 2021Pass mark40Word count1,200Assessment weighting30% *for further information see the Word count and overwriting section. Submission detailsFor this assignment, you are required to submit:• a report as a Word (or similar) or PDF file.Please refer to the assignment guidance in the assignment area of themodule for further guidance on the file types accepted by Turnitin. Submission of assignmentsAll assignments must be submitted online in the module area of the VLE. The assignmentsubmission link opens 21 days before the due date. Please refer to the information provided in the‘Assessment preparation’ week for submission guidance.NOTE: Postal submissions will not be accepted.© University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 2 of 10Learning outcomes CodeDescriptionLO1Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of complexconstruction projects from perspectives of building process, structures andconstruction technology, sustainability and the environment.LO2Develop technical arguments in the selection and application of techniques, includingconstruction and environmental issues; and apply and evaluate within complexprojects.LO3Discuss, address and/or apply legislation, standards, or regulations on complexprojects.LO4Critically evaluate and communicate clearly, concisely, effectively and independentlyon the appropriateness of different approaches in investigating complex constructionprojects in order to devise solutions. Case studyThis assessment relates to the Urban Regeneration, Development Case Study, available in theModule Information area on the VLE pages for this module. The general project description andconceptual site images are included with the case study material.You should refer to the Urban Regeneration, Development Case Study, as you prepare yourassignment.ScenarioThe project management firm for the Masterplan for this development, Re-Gen Projects, has aresponsibility to emphasise sustainable development and building practice. They had consideredformal adoption of the BREEAM Communities Technical Standard, but due to a variety of concernshave decided against formally using any specific sustainable assessment system. Instead, theyhave hired you as a sustainability consultant to provide advice and recommendations related to thedevelopment of a series of sustainable design strategies for implementation throughout the entireMasterplan.TaskYou are to provide a Sustainability Action Report for Re-Gen projects that makes recommendationsfor minimum sustainability standards for the overall project.The report shall present clear design strategies, based on established sustainable principles thatcan be considered for use as mandatory requirements at each smaller site location, and at all publicareas, including the connecting spaces between each of the smaller sites. The report shall consistof two parts:a. Re-gen Projects recognises that there are elements within the current Masterplan concept thatalready contribute to potential strategies for ‘Sustainable sites / landscapes’ and for ‘Sustainabletransport’. They would like to explore how these items could be further enhanced as sustainablestrategies in the next stage of design development. Thus, this first part of the report shall:• Describe the specific elements within the Masterplan proposal that already align withestablished sustainable principles for ‘Sustainable sites / landscapes’ and ‘Sustainable© University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 3 of 10transport’.• Present a clearly defined combined outdoor environment strategy for the Masterplanfeaturing sustainable landscaping and site development, inclusive and accessible design,and sustainable local transportation networks.• The scope of this strategy shall encompass all outdoor public areas, including theconnecting spaces between each of the smaller sites and the exterior spaces andlandscaping surrounding each local building element.• Specific recommendations on the approach to the pedestrian rail crossings at K thatexemplify inclusive design.• Link strategy decisions and recommendations to established sustainable design principlesand existing assessment standard criteria such as the BREAM Communities Technicalstandard (BCTS) and related sustainable community case studies.b. In this second part of the report, make ONE additional, clear sustainability recommendation, thatwill become a mandatory requirement for implantation across the entire project and for each ofthe individual site developers. Develop a clear sustainable strategy based upon yourrecommendation that includes:• An explanation of why this particular sustainability category should be emphasised within theMasterplan proposal.• Description of the general intent of the strategy and explanation of what technologies will beused to address the key aims at various locations throughout the masterplan.• Clear discussion of particular nuances and variances in application that may be necessary atdifferent sites, accounting for different building types, sizes and functions.• Effective links to established sustainable design principles and existing assessment standardcriteria such as the BREAM Communities Technical standard (BCTS) and relevantsustainable building or community case studies.The sustainable strategy you choose to develop must be selected from one of the following : Construction materials strategy (emphasising items like embodied carbon,local materials etc.) Stormwater and flood risk management. Energy efficiency of buildings in use (such as renewable energy sources,passive design techniques, etc.) Light and noise pollution mitigation.Additional Guidance:Remember that you are acting as the sustainability consultant to Re-Gen projects. Your role isto make specific recommendations, through clearly defined ‘strategies’ that identify between 2–4aims / goals and then describe how these goals can be achieved.Although you are using the BCTS as a reference guide, be aware of a role as an independentconsultant. You are only using the BCTS, or any other sustainable technical standard as aguide for information to establish the technologies and approaches that support a given strategyor category (such as materials). You are not acting as a formal BREAM assessor and shouldnot be concerned with items like credits or overall points scores etc.© University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 4 of 10• You are not meant to mandate specific BREEAM ratings for buildings (such as‘Excellent’, ‘outstanding’ etc.) as minimum criteria beyond what is already listed in theparticulars of the case study material.• Instead, you are identifying specific sustainable strategies that you feel should beemphasised throughout the entire site, and how these can be achieved, (in a broadsense)The project is not confined to the BREEAM assessment methods. You may also use similar criteriaform other sustainable assessment systems such as LEED or other guidelines to help shape yourrecommendations.Where your report includes analysis of case study examples, you should include as much relevantinformation as possible within the actual body of the report. However, you can use an appendix toprovide more detail on each specific case study if needed, provided that the material is edited andhighly relevant to the discussion from the report, and there is clear sing-posting to the appendicesincluded within the report.Keep in mind that appendices should not be used to add any further commentary or analysis inrelation to the tasks form the brief. The appendices should include basic information on sourceitems only. Any further commentary will be seen as an addition to the word count.Reference listYou should include a reference list with a minimum of six separate relevant and appropriatesources that you have written about and cited within your work, including the BREEAMCommunities Technical Standard (BCTS).A bibliography of uncited sources is not required.Further information to support you with this assignment is available within the study materials forthis module on the UCEM VLE. If you have any questions about this assignment, please contactyour Module Tutor or Module Leader via the VLE.© University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 5 of 10Marking guidance for this activityThis guidance is designed to help you to do as well as possible in your assessment by explaininghow the person marking your work will be judging it.Your work will be assessed in relation to the requirements set out in the assessment criteriamarking guide at the end of this document and the grading guidance section below.It is recommended that you read both of these sections before starting your assessment to learnwhat will help you to achieve the highest marks. Once you have finished you should review theassessment before submitting it, to check you have done what is required to achieve the highestmarks.When you receive your feedback from your tutor you should clearly be able to see which categoriesyou gained marks in and, where relevant, recommendations about how to improve yourperformance going forward.Grading guidanceThis grading guidance section explains in more detail what a submission for this assessmentshould include in order to achieve a mark at the threshold, good and excellent standards.ThresholdYou will have submitted an appropriately organised paper with a recognisable format and structure.The content will sufficiently address the primary aims of the task, making adequate sustainabledevelopment recommendations for both Parts A and B. The work will demonstrate a basicunderstanding of sustainable development principles and appropriate design strategies, but maydisplay some confusion with concepts, a lack of detailed description, and / or superficial support forrecommendations. Citation and referencing will be evident and sufficiently executed to meet thelearning outcomes for the assessment.GoodYou will have met and exceeded the criteria for Threshold, with a formal report format that includesdefined sections with headings. The content will demonstrate a stronger, more reasonableunderstanding of sustainable development principles and appropriate design strategies for thecomplex urban regeneration site. Support for commentary and recommendations will be competentwith some links to the Masterplan, but perhaps too generic at times, somewhat inconsistent orlimited in depth. Citation and referencing will demonstrate clear and competent use of the UCEMHarvard method with reasonable application of source material in addressing the learning outcomesfor the assessment.ExcellentYou will have met and exceeded the criteria for Good and provided a sophisticated report structurethat is highly organised and presented with effectiveness and clarity. The work will offer aperceptive understanding of sustainable development principles and appropriate design strategiesfor the complex urban regeneration site. Support for commentary, findings and recommendationsare rigorous and with effective, consistent links to the notional Masterplan. Source attributionincludes highly effective citation and application of source materials and resources, and perceptiveuse of real-life case study examples to emphasise points made.© University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 6 of 10Word count and overwritingExceeding 10% of the stated word count may limit the marks allocated for communication (seeassessment criteria marking guide below).The following table outlines the inclusions and exclusions in the word count of the most commonfeatures of assessed pieces of work. IncludedExcludedIntroductionExecutive summary/abstractMain bodyTitle page/front coverFootnotes/endnotesContents ListIn text citationsCalculationsWords in tablesDrawings/ImagesConclusionList of referencesRecommendationsBibliographyHeadings and titles, except for thoseexplicitly excludedAppendices The total number of words used must be stated on the first page of your assessment.Avoiding Academic MisconductPlagiarising someone else’s work, whether copying from the internet, UCEM study materials, atextbook, a fellow student or elsewhere, is a serious offence. Before you submit your work forassessment, you must check it to ensure that you have fully cited within the text all the sources ofinformation you have used and that all your sources are listed in a reference section at the end ofyour submission. Quoted text must not be excessive in length. You will find guidance on correctciting and referencing in The UCEM Guide to Referencing and Citation in Section 6 of the e-Libraryon the VLE.Be aware that your work will be checked using text-matching software. The ‘Turnitin’ softwareis as much for your benefit as ours at UCEM. You can use it to check that all your citations have amatching reference, and review any highlighted text that may not be original and requires areference.A high text-matching result could indicate plagiarism. If plagiarism is identified, this could result in apenalty ranging from a loss of marks to exclusion from your programme.Note: Please use the assignment referencing link to check the originality of your work beforesubmitting it.© University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 7 of 10ASSESSMENT CRITERIA MARKING GUIDE LEVEL 5Weighting %1. COMMUNICATION150–2Inadequate3–4Limited5Below threshold6–7Threshold8Good9Very good10–11Excellent12–15OutstandingRelevance to task• The relevance of theinformation providedto the context of thetask• The way the needs ofthe intended audiencehave been addressed.Irrelevant andaddresses neitherthe task nor theneeds of theintended audience.Largely irrelevantand does noteffectively addressthe task or the needsof the intendedaudience.Partially relevant andattempts to addressthe task and theneeds of theintended audiencewith significantirrelevance oromissions.Sufficiently relevantto the task and theneeds of theintended audience tomeet the learningoutcomes.Mostly relevant tothe task and theneeds of theintended audience,with some minorirrelevance oromissions.Consistently relevantto the task andfocussed on therequirements of theintended audience.Highly relevant to thetask and preciselyfocussed on therequirements of theintended audience.Completely relevant tothe task and fullyfocussed on therequirements of theintended audience.Structure andpresentation• Organisation andpresentation of ideasA lack of structurebeyond a looselyconnected list ofpoints.Largely unstructuredand does not have aclear logical flow.Inconsistentstructure and logicalflow.Adequate structureand logical flow.Reasonablestructure and logicalflow.Capable structureand logical flow.Advanced structureand logical flow.Proficient structure andlogical flow.• Format appropriate tothe intended audienceand/or industryprotocols• How structure andpresentation enablecommunication.Presentation formatis inappropriate.Communication isobstructed.Presentation formatis ineffective.Communication ishindered.Presentation formatis confused.Communication isonly partiallyeffective.Presentation formatis satisfactory.Communication issufficient to meet thelearning outcomes.Presentation formatis appropriate.Communication isclear.Presentation formatis effective.Communication issound.Presentation formatis sophisticated.Communication isarticulate.Presentation format isinnovative.Communication isinsightful.Grammar• Selection of words,sentenceconstruction, spellingand punctuation.Use of grammar isdeficient andmeaning isobstructed.Significantgrammatical errorsand meaning lacksclarity.Several grammaticalerrors and meaningconveyedinsufficiently clearly.Notwithstandingsome minor errorsand oversights,grammar and clarityof meaning aresufficient to meet thelearning outcomes.Grammar usage isfair and conveysmeaning clearly.Grammar usage iscapable andconveys meaningeffectively.Grammar usage isadvanced andconveys meaningprecisely.Grammar using isexceptional andconveys meaningeloquently.2. KNOWLEDGEANDUNDERSTANDING350–6Inadequate7–10Limited11–13Below threshold14–17Threshold18–20Good21–24Very good25–27Excellent28–35OutstandingKnowledge of the keyprinciples of the fieldof studyLittle significantknowledge of thesubject matter.Incompleteknowledge of thesubject matter.Some knowledge ofthe subject matterwith significantomissions.General knowledgeof key elements ofthe subject matter.Reasonableknowledge of thekey elements of thesubject matter.Sound knowledge ofthe subject matter.Comprehensiveknowledge of thesubject matter.Full knowledge of thesubject matter.• Demonstration ofunderstanding of thekey principles of thefield of studyMisrepresented ormisunderstoodunderstanding of thekey principles of thefield of study.Ineffectiveunderstanding of thekey principles of thefield of study.Inconsistent andconfusedunderstanding of thekey principles of thefield of study.Basic understandingof the key principlesof the field of study,sufficient to meet thelearning outcomes.Clear understandingof the key principlesof the field of study.Effectiveunderstanding of thekey principles of thefield of study.Sophisticatedunderstanding of thekey principles of thefield of study.Very advancedunderstanding of thekey principles of thefield of study. © University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 8 of 10 • Knowledge andunderstanding of howthe key principleshave developed.Knowledge andunderstanding ofhow the keyprinciples havedeveloped isincorrect or omitted.Knowledge andunderstanding ofhow the keyprinciples havedeveloped isunsatisfactory.Knowledge andunderstanding ofhow the keyprinciples havedeveloped isinaccurate andpartial withsignificantomissions.Knowledge andunderstanding ofhow the keyprinciples havedeveloped isadequate.Knowledge andunderstanding ofhow the keyprinciples havedeveloped iscompetent.Knowledge andunderstanding ofhow the keyprinciples havedeveloped iscapable.Knowledge andunderstanding of howthe key principleshave developed isaccurate.Knowledge andunderstanding of howthe key principles havedeveloped isexceptional.3. USE ANDAPPLICATION OFSOURCE MATERIAL300–5Inadequate6–8Limited9–11Below threshold12–14Threshold15–17Good18–20Very good21–23Excellent24–30OutstandingApplication of UCEMHarvard referencingstyleA minimal number ofsources have beenreferenced. Thereferencing system isapplied incoherently.Referencing isunsatisfactory due tosignificantomissions,inaccuracies orinconsistencies inthe application of thereferencing system.Referencing isinsufficient due toseveral omissions,inaccuracies orinconsistencies inthe application of thereferencing system.Referencing issufficiently complete,accurate andconsistent in theapplication of thereferencing systemto meet the learningoutcomes.Referencing iscompetent withmostly complete,accurate andconsistentapplication of thereferencing system.Referencing iseffective withcomplete, accurateand consistentapplication of thereferencing systemwith few errors.Referencing iscomprehensive withcomplete, accurateand consistentapplication of thereferencing systemwith minimal errors.Referencing iscomprehensive andapplied faultlessly.Source materials• Selection of coursematerialsMinimal andincoherent selectionof course materials.Ineffective selectionof course materialswith significantomissions.Inconsistent andinaccurate selectionof course materials.Adequate selectionof course materials.Competent selectionof course materials.Capable selection ofcourse materials.Sophisticatedselection of coursematerials.Innovative selection ofcourse materials.• Further researchFurther research isminimal.Further research isincomplete andunsatisfactory.Further research isinsufficient.Further research isbasic.Further research isreasonable.Further research issound.Further research is.advanced.Further research isproficient.• Use of industrypractice and personalexperience.Industry practice andpersonal experienceomitted or irrelevant.Limited andincomplete referenceto industry practiceand personalexperience.Simple reference toindustry practice andpersonal experience.Satisfactoryreference to industrypractice andpersonal experience.Clear reference toindustry practice andpersonal experience.Effective referenceto industry practiceand personalexperience.Perceptive referenceto industry practiceand personalexperience.Insightful reference toindustry practice andpersonal experience.Application of sourcematerials to taskSource materials areused inadequatelyand appliedincoherently. Theassessed work is notinformed or improvedby the sourcematerials.Source materials areused ineffectivelyand appliedunsatisfactorily. Theassessed work isinformed andimproved in a limitedmanner by thesource materials.Source materials areused inconsistentlyand applied partially.The assessed workis informed andimproved in a simplemanner by thesource materials.Source materials areused satisfactorilyand appliedadequately. Theassessed work isinformed andimproved in a basicmanner by thesource materials,sufficient to meet thelearning outcomes.Source materials areused competentlyand applied clearly.The assessed workis informed andimproved in areasonable mannerby the sourcematerials.Source materials areused capably andapplied consistently.The assessed workis informed andimproved in aconsistent mannerby the sourcematerials.Source materials areused perceptivelyand appliedaccurately. Theassessed work isinformed andimproved in acomprehensivemanner by thesource materials.Source materials areused innovatively andapplied insightfully.The assessed work isinformed and improvedin an exceptionalmanner by the sourcematerials. © University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 9 of 10 4. EVIDENCEBASED CRITICALANALYSIS200–3Inadequate4–5Limited6–7Below threshold8–9Threshold10–11Good12–13Very good14–15Excellent16–20OutstandingCritical analysis• Analysis of sourcematerialsAnalysis of thesource materials issuperficial, deficientor minimal.Analysis of thesource materials isshallow ineffective orincomplete.Analysis of thesource materials isinsubstantial,inaccurate orinconsistent.Analysis of thesource materials isadequate and ofsufficient depth tomeet the learningoutcomes.Analysis of thesource materials issubstantial clear andcompetent.Analysis of thesource materials isthorough, effectiveand consistent.Analysis of thesource materials isrigorous, accurateand comprehensive.Analysis of the sourcematerials is profound,proficient and veryadvanced.• Application ofanalysis to thedemands of the task.Analysis is notapplied to thedemands of the task.Analysis is appliedunsatisfactorily to thedemands of the task.Analysis is partiallyapplied to thedemands of the task.Analysis issatisfactorily appliedto the demands ofthe task.Analysis isreasonably appliedto the demands ofthe task.Analysis iseffectively applied tothe demands of thetask.Analysis isperceptively appliedto the demands ofthe task.Analysis is innovativelyapplied to the demandsof the task.Development ofsolutionsProposed solutionsare incoherent anddeficient.Proposed solutionsare unsatisfactoryand ineffective.Proposed solutionsare confused andinaccurate.Proposed solutionsare satisfactory andsufficient to meet thelearning outcomes.Proposed solutionsare clear andreasonable.Proposed solutionsare consistent andeffective.Proposed solutionsare advanced andsophisticated.Proposed solutions areambitious andexceptional.Technical ability(where appropriate)•Quality of drawingsDrawings areincorrect or omitted.Drawings areincomplete or withsignificantomissions.Drawings areinaccurate and onlypartially completed.Drawings arecompleted at a basiclevel sufficient tomeet the learningoutcomes.Drawings arecompleted at acompetent level.Drawings arecompleted capably.Drawings arecompletedaccurately.Drawings arecompleted to anexceptionally highstandard.•Accuracy ofcalculationsCalculations areincorrect or omitted.Calculations areincomplete withsignificantomissions.Calculations areinaccurate and onlypartially completed.Calculations arecompleted at a basiclevel sufficient tomeet the learningoutcomes.Calculations arecompleted at acompetent level.Calculations arecompleted capably.Calculations arecompletedaccurately.Calculations arecompleted to anexceptionally highstandard.•Appropriate selectionand application ofinformation.Selection ofinformation isincorrect or minimal.Information isapplied inadequatelyor incoherently to thetask.Selection ofinformation isincomplete withsignificantomissions.Information isapplied ineffectivelyor unsatisfactorily tothe task.Selection ofinformation isinconsistent andpartial. Information isapplied inaccuratelyto the task.Selection ofinformation issatisfactory andsufficient to meet thelearning outcomes.Information isapplied adequatelyto the task.Selection ofinformation is clearand reasonable.Information isapplied competentlyto the task.Selection ofinformation isconsistent andeffective.Information isapplied capably tothe task.Selection ofinformation isaccurate andcomprehensive.Information is appliedperceptively to thetask.Selection ofinformation is proficientand insightful.Information is appliedinnovatively to the task. © University College of Estate Management 2021 Page 10 of 10

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