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    ENGG S852F
    Building Planning and Construction
    ENGG S852F
    Building Planning and Construction

    Course Coordinator: To be announced

    This is an optional face-to-face course for the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management.

    The course, for construction practitioners, is focused on building project development, planning and construction. The course begins by exploring the roles of Building Authority, Authorized Person, Registered Structural Engineer, Registered Geotechnical Engineer and Registered General Building Contractor in the management system of building projects according to the law and industry practice. The course then covers the basic planning and design aspects of building development, such as plot ratio, site coverage, fire resistance, fire escapes, etc. The process of structural plan and geotechnical plan submission is also discussed. Practical cases of building projects will be presented to illustrate the considerations of construction and maintenance aspects.

    Entry requirement
    A recognized first degree in Engineering is the minimum requirement for enrolling in this course. This course can count towards the requirements for the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management programme. Students will need to be admitted to the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management programme before the credit earned in this course can be counted towards the Master's Degree.

    Advisory prerequisite(s)

    Compulsory prerequisite(s)

    This course aims to:

    • Help students understand the building control system in Hong Kong so as to critically review, consolidate, and extend their knowledge relating to the legislation governing the implementation of building projects;

    • Teach students to apply the structured development procedures to a building project and to plan a building project based on established design principles;

    • Instruct students in the management of the construction and maintenance of buildings;

    • Instruct students to manage a construction site based on the site supervision requirements.

    The course covers the following topics:

    • Part 1 – Control and planning

    - Buildings Ordinance and regulations

    - The roles of Building Authority, Authorized Person, Registered Structural Engineer, Registered Geotechnical Engineer and Registered Contractor

    - Planning and land matters

    • Part 2 – Design

    - Codes of practice and design manuals

    - Fire services installation

    - Case studies for building development

    • Part 3 – Construction

    - Site supervision plan

    - Structural and geotechnical aspects

    -Building defects and repairs.

    Learning support
    There will be regular lectures and tutorials arranged throughout the year. The class will be held at the OUHK's campus in Ho Man Tin.

    There will be assignments, a project and a final examination. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Online requirements
    This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To access the OLE, students will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is optional to the study and the assessment of this course.

    Set book(s)
    There will be no set book for this course.

    Students with disabilities or special educational needs
    Students with impaired sight might have difficulty with the lecture notes and other visual presentation elements used in the course. Students with hearing impairment might have difficulty with the oral presentation used in the lectures and tutorials. You are encouraged to seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling on the course.

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