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BULD6017 - Construction Technology: small

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Title:Construction Technology: small
Long Title:Construction Technology; small scale buildings
Module Code:BULD6017
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: JAMES KILDUFF
Module Description: This module develops and extends a learner's knowledge of domestic, low-rise residential and small-scale framed construction
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the purpose and functional attributes of a range of building forms and elements
LO2 Identify and justify the selection of an appropriate substructure solution for a variety of building and site types
LO3 Select and describe an appropriate flooring solution for a range of domestic, low-rise residential and small-scale framed buildings
LO4 Justify the multiplicity of walling options available and indicate the advantages and disadvantages of each
LO5 Explain the characteristics of a range of alternatives to the traditional site-constructed pitched timber roof structure
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The nature of building and buildings
The nature of building. Building as a process. Forms of construction. Structural concepts. Functional requirements of the building fabric. Choice of materials. Building Regulations
Substructure including basements
Factors which affect foundation choice. Soil investigation. Ground water and ground gas. Foundation types. Piled foundations. Setting out foundations. Excavation of foundations. Concrete in foundations. Reinforcement. Domestic basements. Health, safety and welfare
Floors
Definition and functional requirements. Suspended concrete floors. Inverted T and block floors. Composite floors. Cassette floors
Walls
Wall types and functional requirements. Timber frame. Steel frame. In-situ concrete walls. Permanent insulated formwork. Proprietary partition systems. Party walls. Parapet walls. Retaining walls. Openings in walls.
Roof structure and coverings
Functional requirements. Trussed rafters. Hipped and mansard roofs. Flat roofs. Condensation and ventilation. Breathing roofs
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Report identifying the range of construction options available, distinguishing their functional attributes, graphically illustrating their characteristics and justifying the method selected to satisfy specified requirements 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture-room based teaching 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review and augmentation of lecture-delivered material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture room based teaching 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review and augmentation of lecture-delivered material 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Farrell E, McCarthy J A, McFeely 2011, HomeBond House Building Manual, 7 th Ed., National House Building Guarantee Company Dublin [ISBN: 09523614-4-2]
  • Foster and Greeno 2007, Mitchells Structure and fabric: Part 1, 7 th Ed., Pearson Prentice-Hall Harlow [ISBN: 978-0-13-197094-6]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Tony Bryan, 2010, Construction Technology, Analysis and Choice, 2nd Ed., Wiley-Blackwell Chichester [ISBN: 978-1-4051-5874-9]
  • Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave 2009, Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, 2nd Ed., Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke [ISBN: 978-0-230-57571-4]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 3 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 3 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 3 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 3 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 3 Mandatory

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