Design Engineer Construct

Objectives:

Be able to define a sustainable construction project

Be able to develop a sustainable construction project

Be able to organise and present a project effectively to a client

Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Time

14 weeks

11 weeks

13 weeks

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Unit 1

Constraints on the project

Identify constraints associated with the site location and present solutions

Test initial ideas against planning protocol

Explaining the principles of legislation relevant to the project

Carry out a feasibility study and present the results

Make a judgement on project viability based on evidence

Explain how building design minimises energy use

Creating draft plans

Creating draft project plans

Match project planning to the human resources of the team

Creating organograms for the project

Forecasting life spans of a completed project

Forecasting facilities management costs

Take account of environmental considerations in planning 

 Unit 2

Develop feasible proposals from needs analysis

Preparing concepts

Presenting proposals to client

Communication of a concept design with design team

Procurement options

Produce technical support collateral for the project

3D representations of design ideas

Testing a design in virtual locations

Energy requirements and lighting strategies

Detailed scale drawings

Planning applications

Financial models of a project

Exam Skills

Applied Mathematics to construction problems

- Areas
- Perimeters
- Volume
- Trigonometry
- Pythagoras
- Scale

Review of unit 1 content 

Unit 2

Support development of a project concept

compatibility between existing infrastructure and the project proposals environmental and climate change reduction strategies

execution of the plans to ensure compliance with client requirements and appropriate action

health and safety, occupancy, management and operation

building design specification relating to energy

efficiency

planning through collaborative working groups

Coursework moderation

Acting on feedback updating of portfolio 


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Time

14 weeks

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11 weeks

3 weeks

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Unit 2

Develop feasible proposals from needs analysis

Preparing concepts

Presenting proposals to client

Communication of a concept design with design team

Procurement options

Produce technical support collateral for the project

3D representations of design ideas

Testing a design in virtual locations

Energy requirements and lighting strategies

Detailed scale drawings

Planning applications

Financial models of a project

Support development of a project concept

compatibility between existing infrastructure and the project proposals environmental and climate change reduction strategies

execution of the plans to ensure compliance with client requirements and appropriate action

health and safety, occupancy, management and operation

building design specification relating to energy

efficiency

planning through collaborative working groups

Unit 3

Carry out a project

coordinate a design proposal to ensure mistakes are avoided

identify potential problems at an early stage and take appropriate action

identify needs that require specialists from outside the team

monitor progress in consultation with peers

ensure the project is developed on time and to budget

Respond to technical issues

use a 3D model to test a design

validate the design against the brief using a technical investigation

ensure that the project complies with building regulations as it progresses

explain how the building works in practice using quantitative monitoring

review progress and reflect on technical decisions

consult and respond appropriately to peer review

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Unit 4

Compare intentions with outcomes

explain how the building works and what users need to do to optimise performance

explain how well outcomes meet the original intentions

evaluate feedback and use it as a basis for improvements in future projects

analyse date and use it as evidence to inform evaluation

use date to forecast long term performance of a building

Transfer project evaluation to other contexts

Identify issues in similar familiar buildings

Make recommendations to improve existing buildings

Carry out a qualitative audit reporting on aesthetics and sensory experiences of users

Present a building project to a professional audience

Coursework moderation and review.

Opportunity to improve upon work in order to achieve a pass. 30 Marks / 30%

Exam preparation and content review – Unit 1 Content

Sustainability

- Social
- Economic
- Environmental

Job Roles in the built environment

Planning Process and requirements

Client & Architect relationship

Professional conduct in industry

Applied maths to construct problems

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