Short Title:Building Pathology
Full Title:Building Pathology
Module Code:BUIL H2002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:MARTIN NOLAN
Module Description:The aim of this semester 4 module is to introduce students to the performance requirements of buildings and to identify common defects and remedies in building stuctures.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the building regulations regarding house construction.
LO2 Outline the basis on which measurements should be undertaken i.e. the definitions of measurement and their application (Gross External Area, Gross Internal Area and Net Internal Area.
LO3 List describe and annotate common faults in construction.
LO4 Discuss and prescribe solutions.
LO5 Inspect and report on the condition of buildings.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Students will carry out a conditional building survey of their home or place of residence and produce a report for a prospective buyer. 1,3,4,5 40.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 2.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Hickey, T. 2006, Construction Studies Today, G&M
  • The Building Regulations D.O.E, n/a
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAUCT_C Higher Certificate in Business in Real Estate (Valuation, Sale and Management) 4 Mandatory