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Building Services Engineering for Construction

Core content

All students will develop a general understanding of construction, including:

  • health and safety 
  • the science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • making accurate and appropriate measurements
  • construction methods
  • building regulations and standards
  • data management and information standards in construction
  • relationship management and customer service
  • how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
  • digital engineering techniques
  • mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
  • construction design principles and processes
  • the construction industry and its role in the economy
  • sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
  • business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

They will also learn about topics specific to building services engineering, including:

  • building technology principles
  • building services engineering systems
  • maintenance principles
  • tools, equipment and materials

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • electrical and electronic equipment engineering
  • electrotechnical engineering
  • gas engineering
  • protection systems engineering
  • plumbing and heating engineering
  • heating engineering and ventilation
  • refrigeration engineering and air conditioning engineering

Detailed course specification and outline

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Additional considerations for this course

Construction site card
If students require a construction site card for their industry placement, colleges and schools may need to think about delivering the health and safety content of the technical qualification early.

FGas Category 1 Certificate (Refrigeration Engineering and Air Conditioning Engineering occupational specialism only)
Having a FGas Category 1 Certificate is a mandatory requirement in some workplace settings. Students may want to complete this certificate before doing their industry placement so they gave access to a wider range of placement opportunities. It may also improve their employment opportunities when they finish the course.


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