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CRAF6012 - Carpentry - Semi-circular Roofing

Title:Carpentry - Semi-circular Roofing
Long Title:Carpentry - Semi-circular and Turret Roofs
Module Code:CRAF6012
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: BRIAN THOMA
Module Description: This module develops a students knowledge of roofing and describes the detailed geometry involved in the design, development and construction of Semi-circular and Polygonal based Turret Roofs.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Set out and cut a polygonal based turret roof.
LO2 Apply the geometric details of seat cuts in turret roof rafters.
LO3 Construct using best practice, the arrangement and fixing of rafters at the apex.
LO4 Set out and cut a roof with a semi-circular hipped end and off-square/polygonal plan.
LO5 Cut and fit tiling battens to a semi-circular roof.
LO6 Shape and fix wall plates for the semi-circular roof.
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 CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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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.
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Co-requisite Modules
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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.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Workshop Practice
Safe practice in the design and production of a semi-circular roof and a turret roof involving machines that requires the completion of an inspection checklist.
Cut and construct a semi-circular and a turret roof including hip rafters, trimmed rafters, saddle and tiling battens. Using Bandsaw and CNC where applicable.
Natural softwood PAO, manufactured boards.
Scale drawing developed using geometric principles to include hip rafters, jack rafters wall plates.
Determination of bevels and lengths, cutting to bevels and lengths, fixing, nailing roof components.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation To draw, develop, cut and construct a turret roof, polygonal in the base, generating hips and common rafters, to a standard above industry standard. 1,2,3 40.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Using the typical design paradigm (Research, Concept, Design and Make), develop and fabricate a conical roof appropriate to a given situation to a level above industry standard. 2,3,4,6 60.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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
Lab Practical Skills 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision/review of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brian Porter, Chris Tooke 2012, Carpentry and Joinery 2, 3rd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9781136422645]
  • by George Collings with annotations and illustrations by Karl Shumaker ; edited by Roger Holmes. 1992, Circular work in carpentry and joinery, 5th Ed., Stobart Davies [ISBN: 9780854420544]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing, Nigel Dann, Roger Heath 2013, The Construction of Houses, 5th Ed., Taylor & Francis London [ISBN: 9781136152948]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 4 Mandatory

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