This coursework must be carried out individually.
You are employed as a technologist in a busy architectural practice. Your practice is engaged in the design of a detached multi-storey eco school set in its own grounds located just outside Chester.
Using the “Choosing by Advantages process” you are to evaluate options for the wall construction, the roof construction, the heating system and the floor finishes on the ground floor. In each case at least 4 options should be considered and compared. Alternative advantages in each case should be set out in tabular form. Considerations should include but not be limited to health and safety considerations and potential lifecycle deflects. Sketches and diagrams of the proposed solutions may also be provided. As part of the conclusion the recommended solution should be identified.
This investigate is to be presented in a well structured and easy to follow 2000 word report suitable to be issued to the client
All submissions should have a cover sheet identifying the module, the date and the student’s name and roll number. In addition to the in-text citations, all submissions shall have a reference list (and an optional bibliography), listing the sources used in the preparation of the report. [The School has adopted the Harvard system (APA 6th) as standard
Maximum 2000 words report excluding references, bibliography, cover sheet or appendices (if any).
This assignment MUST be submitted electronically through Turnitin®
The file submitted should be named as follows: Student name DIM1.doc
The report should be simply and professionally produced and may include illustrations and diagrams but should include references and citations for all non- original work. Presentation, layout, setting-out , organisation, technical accuracy, brevity and density of content are all important considerations.
You will be assessed against a number of parameters,
Depth and breadth of study 20%
Extent of research investigation demonstrated 20%
Degree of focus on task requirements 10%
Level of analysis 35%
Quality of presentation/ communication, References 15%
At Undergraduate Level 4, 5 and 6 the following marking scale shall be used:
Outstanding Excellent Very good Good
90% – 100% 80% – 89% 70% – 79% 60% – 69% 50% – 59%
Adequate Unsatisfactory Poor
Very poor Extremely poor
LEARNING OUTCOMES ADDRESSED
Knowledge and Understanding
40% – 49% 30% – 39% 20% – 29% 10% – 19%
0% – 9%
Critically assess, analyse and judiciously select materials, systems and components related to building design.
• Identify and selectively apply the range of building/ construction standards/ controls
Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes
• Develop research and analytical skills.
RETURN & FEEDBACK ARRANGEMENTS
Coursework marks and feedback will be available within 15 working days of your submission and will be loaded into Blackboard.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION I. OBLIGATION TO KEEP COPIES OF ALL WORK
Students MUST keep a spare copy of all work which they hand in as well as the receipt which is issued to them at the time of submission.
PROVISIONAL NATURE OF MARKS & GRADES
All marks and grades issued to students are provisional until ratified by examination boards.
III. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions made after 16:00hrs on the fourth working day following submission will be deemed inadmissible and recorded as a non-submission.
If the submission document file up-loaded to Blackboard is corrupt and cannot be viewed – This is classed as a NON submission. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their submission material can be opened by others.
To ensure your submission can be opened please follow this simple step:
Go back to the submission area and the blue button that was labelled Submit will now be a button labelled View – select this button and what you see upon doing so will be the file/format that your Lecturer can see. If you can open and view the document then so can the lecturer.
PENALTIES FOR LATE SUBMISSION
Where coursework is submitted late, the following penalties shall be applied to the mark:
(a) if the work is no more than four working days late, then five marks shall be deducted for each working day (08:30-16:00 Mon- Thursday or part thereof) , but if the work would otherwise pass then the mark for the work shall be reduced to no lower than the pass mark for the component
(b) if the work is no more than four working days late and marked and the mark is lower than the pass mark, then no penalty shall be applied;
(c) if the work is more than four working days late then it cannot be submitted and shall be recorded as a non-submission (NS).
The University takes a serious view of all acts of academic misconduct. Such acts are considered dishonest and as attempts to gain unfair advantage. Acts of academic misconduct can take many forms. They are likely to fall into one or more of the following categories:
Plagiarism involves taking the work of another person or source and using it as if it were one’s own.
b) Self plagiarism
Self plagiarism (or double submission) is resubmitting previously submitted work on one or more occasions (without proper acknowledgement). This may take the form of copying either the whole piece of work or part of it. Normally credit will already have been given for this work.
Collusion occurs when, unless with official approval (e.g. in the case of group projects), two or more students consciously collaborate in the preparation and production of work which is ultimately submitted by each in an identical, or substantially similar, form and/or is represented by each to be the product of his or her individual efforts. Collusion also occurs where there is unauthorised co-operation between a student and another person in the preparation and production of work which is presented
as the student’s own.
Falsifying experimental or other investigative results
This could involve a range of things that make it appear that information has been collected by scientific investigation, the compilation of questionnaire results etc whereas in reality it has been made up or altered to provide a more favourable result.
Taking unauthorised material (including electronic devices) into an examination
Contracting another to write a piece of assessed work / Writing a piece of assessed work for another
This involves any means whereby a person does work on behalf of another. It includes assessments done for someone else in full or in part by a fellow student, a friend or family member. It includes sitting an examination for someone else. It also covers obtaining material from internet ‘cheat sites’ or other sources of work. Penalties for this type of unfair means will normally apply both to a student of the University who does work on behalf of another and a student of the University who has work done for him/her.
Copying from, or communicating with, another examination candidate during an examination
This involves giving money, gifts or any other advantage to an academic member of staff which is intended to give an unfair advantage in an assessment exercise.
Particular care should be taken in respect of the following:
Getting help from others / helping others
Students are encouraged to discuss and share ideas and information, however those who knowingly assist others to commit academic misconduct whether or not for payment (e.g. by giving another student the opportunity to copy part or all of a piece of work, by providing copies of assessments or by providing bespoke assignments to another student) will be subject to the same penalties as those who use unfair means. Students must ensure that they protect their own work,
submit it themselves and do not allow other students to use their memory stick and/or print off work on their behalf.
b) Use of Readers/Note Takers
Students with special learning requirements who require the services of readers or note takers are advised to use appropriately trained individuals. Further advice can be obtained from the Disability Service Team within Student Life Directorate.
Students using work which has been produced by other people within an assignment will need to ensure that they acknowledge or reference the source of the work. Students should check with their Schools for particular requirements. Marks may be deducted for poor referencing. If poor referencing is extensive throughout a piece of work it could appear that the student is trying to claim credit for the work and he/she may be deemed to have committed plagiarism. Guidance on good referencing practice is available from Schools or may be provided through research training programmes, the Study Skills Programme located in Student Life and on-line guidance provided by Information & Learning Services.
If satisfied that unfair means has occurred, a penalty will be imposed on the student. Penalties vary depending on whether the matter is referred to the School Academic Misconduct Panel or the University Disciplinary Committee and on the particular circumstances. A range of penalties may be imposed including:
– A penalty of 0% for the assessment component attempted using unfair means;
– A penalty of 0% for the module affected by unfair means;
– A penalty of 0% for the module affected by unfair means and the marks of all other modules at that academic level being capped at the pass mark
(40% for undergraduates, 50% for post graduates).
In the most severe cases, where there are aggravating factors (e.g. that this is a repeated case of the use of unfair means by a student at an advanced stage in their studies), a student found guilty of using unfair means may be permanently expelled from the University.
Before submitting your assessment; ask yourself the following questions, just to be sure you’ve met all the requirements:
Have I correctly referenced all the sources which I have used?
Have I used Turnitin to check my referencing and bibliography so that my
tutor knows where I have found all my information?
Have I completed the assignment within the word limit and/or stated my
Have I used a spell checker and proof read my work?
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