Built Asset Development & Management

Built Asset Development & Management
Task 1 – Façade Retention Scheme – Individual Essay

Identify a local building in (UK only eg LONDON Canning Town Community) of minimum three stories built in the 1800’s with a front elevation close to an existing main road. The façade of this building is to be retained for a new mixed residential and commercial development.

As the Temporary works co-ordinator propose a suitable façade retention system for the project as follows: Marks
a) Undertake an approximate measured survey of the main elevation of the building identifying the main construction features and annotate them neatly on a 1:100 sketch.
b) Highlight the critical factors that you have consider during the initial site investigation for these works as a temporary works co-ordinator, justifying any assumptions made.
c) Describe the main temporary works required to ensure that the existing facade remains stable during the demolition and construction period. Use diagrams and cross-section, based on 2(a), to illustrate your proposed façade system. No structural calculations are necessary.
d) Explain and justify your proposed risk assessed method statement for installing the temporary façade works and include the sequence of operation, the main materials, labour and plant requirements.

The essay for Tasks should be in the region of 1700 words long in good English and properly referenced to ‘Cite Them Right’ – the Harvard System.

Useful References

• Gorse C, Highfield D, (2009), Refurbishment & Upgrading of Buildings (2nd edn), Spon Press
• Holroyd T, (2003) Buildability – Successful Construction from Concept to Completion CIOB, ISBN 9780727732071
• Keeping R, Shiers M (2003),Sustainable Property Development, Blackwell
• Melville H, Gordon J (1997) The Repair & Maintenance of Houses, 2nd Edition, Estates Gazette.
• Riley M, Cotgrave A, (2005), Construction Technology 3, The Technology of Refurbishment & Maintenance, Palgrave Macmillan
• Robson P, (2005), Structural Appraisal of Traditional Buildings, (2nd edn), J.H. Haynes Publisher
• Ryan C, (2011), Traditional Construction for a Sustainable Future, Spon Press
• Sharpe G, (2004) Contractors Guide to Conservation – 2nd edition, CIOB, ISBN 9781853801006
• Staveley H, Glover P (1983), Surveying Buildings, Butterworth

Online references
• http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/articles.htm
• https://historicengland.org.uk/advice/heritage-at-risk/search-register/ .

NOTE! To assist you in maximizing your marks please refer to the following guidance:

  1. You need to demonstrate in your work that you have read around the subject area and have not only explained and described your solutions but also been evaluative and critical in your assessments.
  2. Try and include case studies that you have researched if they are relevant and illustrative of the solution you are proposing.
  3. Your coursework, whilst answering all the following questions, should be concise and to the point – do not exceed the word count by more than 10%;
  4. Avoid copying of internet material directly. Interlace the facts researched with your descriptions, analytical views and comments. Use the ‘Cite Them Right’ referencing system throughout. Marks are awarded for correct technical content and for the application / justification of the method or system selected.
  5. Where case studies are required, extract the information that relates pure to the question being asked and remember to quote the reference source fully
  6. The inclusion of illustrations and research material may help you to explain and justify your answers. Photographic images and charts can be used if appropriately captioned, referenced and placed within the body of the coursework.
  7. All the work must be the students own.
  8. Work is to be word processed and this should be in a clear legible typeface and double line spaced, single sided. Calculations must be logically laid out so that they can be easily checked. Sketches can be in pencil with inked notes, CAD or Word, but must be scanned and included in ONE electronic document (Word or pdf format). All pages should be clearly numbered.
  9. Submissions must be properly structured; this involves pre-planning your work. A conclusion will be expected
  10. The work must have a bibliography and/or a list of references used, properly cited within the text. All referenced to ‘CITE THEM RIGHT’.
  11. In industry presentation of information is of paramount importance. Marks will be awarded for the quality of the presentation skills used.
  12. All work submitted electronically via the Turnitin Link provided only. No other form of submission paper based or electronic will be accepted.
  13. If the file is too large to upload in its original form e.g. Word or PowerPoint then the work should be saved as a pdf which should compress pictures and scans.
  14. Work which is submitted after the due date (or such extended date as agreed) but within 24 hours of original submission time will receive a 5% penalty. Any work received after 24 hours of the due date will receive zero marks. Students who make an attempt at any part of the coursework will be deemed to have taken an opportunity as described in the student handbook.