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CRAF6006 - Wood Technology - Carpentry

Title:Wood Technology - Carpentry
Long Title:Wood Technology - Carpentry
Module Code:CRAF6006
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 the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the technological aspects of carpentry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain and describe the Social and Economic factors as well as the Environmental Sustainability implications relative to the forestry sector.
LO2 Describe and explain the various methods of conversion, grading and seasoning of timber.
LO3 Describe the principles and technology used in the grading of wood with reference to use of span tables.
LO4 Outline the processes and requirements for manufacturing boards and the adhesives used.
LO5 Recognise the main principles of flooring and joisting.
LO6 Communicate and describe the design and installation of various formwork and temporary support systems.
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
The Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainable contribution of the forestry and the forest products sector.
Wood Technology - Manufactured Boards
Growth and structure of trees, hardwood, softwood, species identification and characteristics with specific reference to native timber. Conservation, seasoning, preservation, acetylation and manufacture wood products and their life cycle. Reference to eurocode 5 design in Timber, COC TRADA and FSC certification.
Floors and Flooring
Suspended/partially suspended timber flooring, joist types and trimming joists, IS 444 span tables, fitting flooring, hardwood and softwood.
Temporary works
Temporary supports for window, arches and trenches. Shoring and main building support.
Stairs, walls, floors, beams and columns. Formwork systems, health and safety.
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 Examine the potential of contemporary man-made and natural timber materials used in construction. 1,2,3,4,5 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 1,2,3,4,6 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) Independent 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
  • Peter Brett, 2004, Carpentry & Joinery Book 2 Practical Activities, 2nd Ed., Nelson Thornes Ltd Cheltenham UK [ISBN: 978 0 7487 8502 5]
  • B. Porter & C. Tooke 2005, Carpentry & Joinery, Volume 2, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.
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 2 Mandatory

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