COVENANT UNIVERSITY COURSE COMPACT 2014/2015ACADEMIC SESSION College: College of Science and Technology. Department: Building Technology. Programme: B.Sc Building Technology. Course Code: BLD524 Course Title: Specification Writing. Units: 2 Units. Course Lecturer: Dr. Lekan M. Amusan. Semester: Time: Omega Semester: Tuesday 10-12 noon Location: Building Dept. Hall 108. BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE: This course is designed to give the students not only a good practice in specifying building materials and components, but also in judicious choice of same to satisfy a particular design objectives for example cost wise: Purpose and form of the specification. Principles of specification writing in line with the sections in the latest standard methods of measurement of building works (BESMM). b. COURSE OBJECTIVES/GOALS: To equip student with knowledge of preparing building work specification. To enable student develop the skill of introducing variety in building component selection during design. It facilitates students versatility in designed , to give the students good practice in specifying building materials and components, C. METHODS OF LECTURE DELIVERY/TEACHING AIDS: LECTURE DELIVERY METHOD. Lecture notes, formulation of students to study groups in the class, for effective class participation. Collective participation in problem solving. TEACHING AIDS. Internet facilities, Lecture notes, On-site clips of material incorporation in sites, Catalogues of various materials. Marker/ Magnetic board system. Public address system:Yet to be deployed in lieu of Student population D. COURSE OUTLINES Modules and Detail of Topics. MODULE 1: Introduction to Specification: meaning, scope and advantages MODULE 2: General Requirement. Site preparation, Concrete construction. MODULE 3: Timber and steel construction. MODULE 4: Block construction , Insulation, Roofing, Doors and Windows MODULE 5: Plastering, Joinery and Fixtures, Tiling, MODULE 6 : Painting, Floor coverings,Plumbing and drainage. MODULE 7: Revision E. TUTORIALS Tutorials are composed of questions drawn at random from lecture modules after the completion of each of the Modules. F. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME/METHOD OF GRADING. Continuous Assessment. Cont-Ass._30Mks. Examination. Exam_70Mks. G. GROUND RULES & REGULATIONS. i. Assignments are to be submitted as at when due while late submission attracts marks deduction. ii. Reporting for lectures 15minutes after the commencement of lectures attracts penalty of 20minutes standing. iii. Group assignment must be submitted in typed form with pictorial information’s well illustrated. iv. 75% attendance is required for a Student to be qualified in writing final examination in the Course. h. Topics for term papers/Assignments/Students activities. I DELIVERY TOOLS: Magnetic Board Marker, Internet, Webmail, Multimedia Projector J. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES/INDUSTRY RELEVANCE. Construction industry lacks sound Professionals who are grounded in art and management of construction project across the nation, this has resulted in Project abandonment, Cost &Time overrun, use of substandard material. To this end however this course contain recipe to forestall these, if they are sincerely absorbed, it would proffer way out of the pandemic.