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CIVL7027 - Civil & Struc Eng Construction

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Title:Civil & Struc Eng Construction
Long Title:Civil & Struc Eng Construction
Module Code:CIVL7027
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DAVID CADOGAN
Module Description: This module provides the student with a knowledge and understanding of complex construction technologies and techniques which are used in heavy civil, structural and environmental engineering projects. It also introduces the student to basic construction management techniques relevant to such projects, including financial and planning processes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate methods to undertake deep excavation operations and identify suitable means of ground support for a deep excavation scheme
LO2 Demonstrate a full understanding of foundation options and evaluate the primary considerations in the selection process, and identify suitable foundation strengthening methods
LO3 Identify optimum methods for multi-storey structures, to include frames, walls, floors and roof systems, for residential, commercial and industrial structures
LO4 Describe and compare road construction processes and associated drainage scheme options, and identify the basis for suitable design solutions
LO5 Demonstrate an understanding of basic construction planning and programming techniques, and apply simplified measurement and estimating techniques to engineering processes
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
Shallow and Deep Excavations
Support mechanisms (including sheet piling, secant and contiguous walls, diaphragm walls). Site drainage and control of groundwater
Foundations
Foundations and factors influencing selection (including raft/pad foundations, short-bore piling and deep piling techniques). Underpinning
Road Construction
Flexible and rigid pavements. Construction methods. Drainage
Multi-Storey Structures
Choice of form of structure. Walls (masonry, reinforced concrete and cladding). Frames (steel, reinforced concrete, precast concrete)
Floors and Roofs
Choice and types of floors (timber, reinforced and precast concrete, composite forms). Functions and types of roofs. Factors affecting selection and possible causes of failure
Construction Planning and Programming
Site planning and layout. Planning and programming techniques
Measurement and Estimating
Introduction to measurement and use of standard methods of measurement. Classifications. Bills of quantities
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work25.00%
End of Module Formal Examination75.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Site visit report or case study/structural scheme report 1,2,3,4 10.0 Week 3
Other Estimating or programming exercise(s) 5 15.0 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 75.0 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Application of module material 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review/revision 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
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent directed learning of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review/revision of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Andrew Watts 2019, Modern Construction Handbook, 5th Ed. Ed., Birkhauser Berlin [ISBN: 9783035616903]
  • Mike Riley and Alison Cotgrave 2015, Construction Technology 2 - Industrial and Commercial Building, 3rd Ed. Ed., Macmillan IHE London [ISBN: 9781137371690]
  • Roy Chudley and Roger Greeno 2005, Construction Technology, 4th Ed. Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780131286429]
  • Alan C. Twort and J. Gordon Rees 2004, Civil Engineering Project Management, 4th Ed. Ed., Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 9780750657310]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Ivor H. Seeley, Alan V. Hore, Maria O'Kelly, Roger Winfield, Rita Scully 2009, Seeley and Winfield's Building Quantities Explained - Irish Edition, 1st Ed. Ed., Macmillan IHE London [ISBN: 9780230580145]
  • Andrew Watts 2019, Modern Construction Case Studies - Emerging Innovation in Building Techniques, 2nd Ed. Ed., Birkhauser Berlin [ISBN: 9783035617719]
  • Ronald C. Smith and Cameron K. Andres 1997, Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction, 4th Ed. Ed., Prentice-Hall [ISBN: 9780132353267]
  • Frank Harris 1994, Ground Engineering Equipment and Methods, Longman [ISBN: 9780582236578]
  • Department of Environment and Local Government, Building Regulations, Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 4 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 4 Mandatory

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