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CRAF6003 - Geometric Graphics & BIM

Title:Geometric Graphics & BIM
Long Title:Geometric Graphics & Building Information Modelling
Module Code:CRAF6003
Duration:1 Semester
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 introduces the student to geometric principles for Carpentry & Joinery, and to relevant software packages.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify drawing conventions commonly used in Carpentry & Joinery.
LO2 Identify and use various projections systems and views, including 1st to 4th angle projection systems, Isometric, Auxillary, Oblique and sectional views.
LO3 Apply plane and solid geometry principles in stairs and roofing situations.
LO4 Communicate and explain Interpenetration as it relates to roofing interfaces and its use in the calculation of roof coverings.
LO5 Apply principles of Conical geometry to solve problems in dormer roofs and segmental bay roofs.
LO6 Explain and communicate perspective, shadow and freehand sketching in the design of building forms.
LO7 Discuss the use of relevant drawing software packages within a Carpentry & Joinery context.
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
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Graphics Introduction
Drawing conventions, lettering style, page layout. Introduction to various projections systems and views commonly used in Carpentry and Joinery drawings.
Plane and Solid Geometry, Freehand sketching, perspective and shadow.
Understand the concepts of plane and solid geometry. Understanding shadows, perspective and using freehand sketching in product design.
Interpenetration and Conic Sections
Understanding Interpenetration and Conic Sections as they relate to roofing situations and problems.
Computer Laboratory
Introduction to drawing software packages such as Sketchup and AutoCAD - basic commands, advantages of each package, use in Carpentry & Joinery.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Application of communication graphics in design. 1,2,5,6 20.0 Week 9
Project Application of geometric forms (Interpenetration and Conic sections)in building design. Develop and mark out regular/irregular roofs and surface forms. 3,4,5,6,7 30.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 50.0 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 Studio Based delivery of module content 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lab AutoCAD 2D and Revit 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Study, review module content. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Frey 2004, AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005, Sybex San Francisco, California [ISBN: 0-7821-4341-5]
  • Eanna O Broin, 1991, Technical Draughtsmanship, 2nd Ed., Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 0717116522]
  • Frank Ching 1985, Architectural graphics, Second Ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. New York [ISBN: 0-442-21864-8]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kendra Schank Smith 2008, Architects' sketches, Elsevier Oxford [ISBN: 978-0-7506-8226-8]
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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