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CRAF6007 - Wood Technology - Joinery

Title:Wood Technology - Joinery
Long Title:Wood Technology - Joinery
Module Code:CRAF6007
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: THOMAS MURRAY
Module Description: This module introduces students to joinery components and second fixing.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe scheduling, site assembly, CDM and the role of constructional professionals from inception to final demolition and removal.
LO2 Explain principles and construction methods of various door and window types and the materials used.
LO3 Explain the requirements of the building regulations as they apply to stairs construction.
LO4 Outline the various aspects, techniques and skills relating to second fixing.
LO5 Explain the main principles and considerations in the design and installation of heavy duty sliding doors and folding partitions.
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).
No recommendations listed
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

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
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Doors and windows
The manufacturing process of doors/frames, sheeted, panelled and fire resistant doors. Windows, vertical and horizontal sliding, double hung, storm-proof, pivot hung and ironmongery. Glazing technology, composite construction; aluminum, PVC and steel.
Stairs and winders
Stairs regulations- closed and cut string, dog leg, geometric, spiral, spine-beam, wreathed stairs and handrailing balustrading.
Second fixing
Doors, skirtings, architraves, mouldings, kitchen cabinets, wardrobes and design. Finishes and protection i.e. French polish and shrink wrap. Off- site assembly, site installation, fixing and current Health & Safety legislation.
Heavy duty doors and partitions
Sliding doors, bespoke and garage doors. Composite doors construction; aluminium, PVC and steel. Pneumatic controls and sensors, folding partitions and glazed screens.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Report on the modernisation of a building to include: Internal examination, proposed changes and rationale, stages in the process, typical site assembly, site waste minimisations, environmental considerations. 1,2,3 30.0 Week 7
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 70.0 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 Delivery of module content 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independant directed learning of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • B. Porter & C. Tooke, 2007, Carpentry & Joinery, Volume 3, 3rd Ed., Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Les Goring, 2010, Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry, Third Edition, 3rd Ed., Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. [ISBN: 9781856177689]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Peter Brett, 2004, Carpentry & Joinery, Nelson Thornes Ltd Cheltenham UK [ISBN: 978 0 7487 8502 5]
  • Donald A. Norman, 2010, Living with Complexity, MIT Press USA [ISBN: 9780262014861]
This module does not have any 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 3 Mandatory

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