Course Brief

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the design process and how the planning and design phases are coordinated and managed. It enables learners to demonstrate an understanding of design considerations and the design process. Learners will develop their ability to evaluate the planning and design phases and consider the environmental impact of construction projects. Learners will explore the roles and legal responsibilities of all parties involved in construction projects. Learners will also gain an understanding of how emerging technologies affect the design and production phases of construction projects.

  • This course is offered in 48 hours
  • BTEC HND IN Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
    Building Services Engineering is the engineering of the internal environment and environmental impact of a building. It essentially brings buildings and structures to life. Building services engineers are responsible for the design, installation, operation and monitoring of the mechanical, electrical and public health systems required for the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation of modern buildings. This includes:
    - Water, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, access, transport and electricity
    - Safety and security systems such as fire prevention and detection, escape routes, CCTV and alarms.
     Building services engineers also face the challenge of ensuring that buildings are energy efficient to reduce overuse of energy sources and by doing so helping the society reduce the depletion of natural resources and minimize environmental pollution.
    HND graduates in Construction and the Built Enviroment (Building Services Engineering) can progress to the final year of our BSc. (Hons) Engineering Management (Construction) or the extended final year BSc. (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment.