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CRAF6001 - Carpentry - 'A' Framed Roof

Title:Carpentry - 'A' Framed Roof
Long Title:Carpentry - 'A' Frame Roof with Dormer
Module Code:CRAF6001
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: The module introduces students to fundamental principles of basic roof design incorporating a flat roof dormer.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Draw and develop the component rafters required to construct an 'A' frame roof from a plan with due regard for workshop health and safety.
LO2 Apply a range of skills in roof design and triangulation that includes dormer flat roof construction.
LO3 Display geometric principles and procedures involving bevels and forces found in basic roofing.
LO4 Display safe working practices when dealing with materials and equipment.
LO5 Complete a model of an 'A' frame roof with the relevant bracing and external sheeting.
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
Conduct a Risk Assessment and use safe practice in the construction of Timber Cut Roofs.
Cut and construct a model roof incorporating a dormer, the model roof should contain common rafters, jack rafters and purlin.
Natural Softwood PAO
Based on Geometric Principles set out a model roof and write a cutting list.
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 and construct a model 'A' frame roof including relevant bracing and external sheeting. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation To design, develop and make an 'A' frame roof to incorporate two distinct flat roof dormer styles. 1,2,4,5 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
  • Albert Jackson & David Day 2014, Collins complete woodworkers manual, Collins London [ISBN: 0-00-716442-4]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • R. Bruce Hoadley 2013, Understanding wood, Taunton Press ; c2000. Newtown, CT [ISBN: 1-56158-358-8]
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 1 Mandatory

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