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Archives for March 2016

Forming Teams – Steve Austin

This video is designed to provide a starting point awareness of forming teams and collaboration.

At Coventry University we have been running a number of modules using a flipped approach. The Flipped approach that we have adopted is to have students review a directed collection of theory outside of the classroom, which then frees up the ‘lecture’ time to work through activity based discussion and content. The idea is to make better use of the contact time we have.

Links to Coventry University, where we have a selection of courses that include, Group work, BIM and Construction –  Click link here

All unique images within the video are created by myself unless otherwise referenced within. If information is sourced it will be referenced and used for tutorial and teaching purposes with an aim of improving knowledge and understanding.

I have all rights to distribute this video through my colleague and the presenter Stephan Austin. I myself was technical lead, and editor of all content. I have, as an employer of Coventry University prior permission to use this media logo’s. This material and its content is copyright of Danny McGough and Stephan Austin unless other wise stated as referenced material as above – ArchiTECT-BIM 2015. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited

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Facing Risk – Steve Austin

This video is designed to give a starting point awareness on facing risk within a teamwork environment.

At Coventry University we have been running a number of modules using a flipped approach. The Flipped approach that we have adopted is to have students review a directed collection of theory outside of the classroom, which then frees up the ‘lecture’ time to work through activity based discussion and content. The idea is to make better use of the contact time we have.

Links to Coventry University, where we have a selection of courses that include, Group work, BIM and Construction – Click link here

 

All unique images within the video are created by myself unless otherwise referenced within. If information is sourced it will be referenced and used for tutorial and teaching purposes with an aim of improving knowledge and understanding.

I have all rights to distribute this video through my colleague and the presenter Stephan Austin. I myself was technical lead, and editor of all content. I have, as an employer of Coventry University prior permission to use this media logo’s. This material and its content is copyright of Danny McGough and Stephan Austin unless other wise stated as referenced material as above – ArchiTECT-BIM 2015. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited

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RESSEEPE – Coventry University Activities

January has been a busy month for Coventry University (CU). For the latest RESSEEPE meeting CU made the trip to Skellefteå, which is one of the four demo sites within the project. The discussion of the meeting was focused around the next immediate steps to be taken. The upcoming installation phase of the project will be a critical period in which the demo sites will continue or begin to carry out the interventions upon the demo buildings. 

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Coventry’s demo and living lab activities including the Richard Crossman (RC) and John Laing (JL) buildings will revolve around a number of proved and state of the art installations. For the Richard Crossman demo building the focus will be on testing the performance of somewhat proven technologies looking to establish the impact on a building wide scale. Included within the demo site will be Photovoltaic panels on the roof, LED lighting upgrade throughout the circulation and common spaces, roof insulation improvements and high performance Windows, curtain wall system and a modern Building Management system. The focus will be on the integration of these systems to improve the overall performance of the building. Work on RC has been progressing well with the high performance Windows, curtain system and roof improvement works complete.

The John Laing building is within a slightly earlier phase of the project. Additionally the intervention strategy is taking on a greater experimental ethos with many of the interventions on the cusp of technology advancement. The technologies to be installed on John Laing include aerogel insulation embedded into a unique and innovative render application solution. Aerogel will be tested in 3 separate but localised areas on John Laing with each area having variations in specification and approach.  The strategy will be to use the variations to evaluate comparative critical impact. Phase change materials (PCM) will be implemented into 2 spaces with JL and progress is at the detailed design stage. A ventilated facade with integrated PV on the external face and vacuum insulated panels (VIP) on the inside face will be placed externally on one module of the facade.  VIP will also be tested in isolation in a separate facade module. Within a single space a combination of the technologies (VF, VIP, PV and PCM) will be tested which focusing on the combined impact of the interventions. The data from the isolated spaces will provide a set of control benchmarks with the combination space providing data for the integrated impact. The data gained from the JL interventions will be extrapolated to evaluate potential whole building impact.

Coventry University has also been working on stakeholder engagement and dissemination. As part of the construction based curriculum a group project has been established which all undergraduates will take part in. The project is focused on a scenario-based refurbishment of the John Laing building.IMG_2048 A significant criterion of the project is for students to consider the relevance and context of the RESSEEPE activities. This approach has a number of benefits for CU and the RESSEEPE project with students gaining a greater awareness of the proposed activities on the estate as well as experiencing a real life scenario based project brief.

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