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CIVL6003 - Construction 1

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Title:Construction 1
Long Title:Construction 1
Module Code:CIVL6003
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DES WALSH
Module Description: This module introduces the student to domestic scale construction and develops the student's understanding of the construction process in general terms and in specific detail. The module covers construction and detailing of traditional and passive house techniques. External works and service provision will also be studied. It also covers manual drafting techniques, and the student will develop a sketchbook of construction details related to the lecture topics.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and compare the fundamentals of upto three-storey domestic scale construction & detailing up to roof level for traditional and passive house options
LO2 Describe and apply a range of options for construction & detailing at each level of the construction process, including associated external works and services
LO3 Evaluate the potential for failure of each element of a building and select & apply appropriate pre-emptive action.
LO4 Convey construction & detailing solutions at each level, in drafting format on paper.
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.
Construction related modules
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
External Works, foundations and ground floors
External works for construction projects, choice of foundation type and rising wall. Solid and suspended ground floors. Thermal insulation. Radon.
Walls and opes
Cavity and single-leaf walls. Thermal insulation. Cill, jamb and lintel. Windows and doors.
Upper floors
Upper floor construction and detailing in timber. Stairs and trimmed opes.
Roofs
Flat roofs: Overhanging and parapet roofs in timber - construction & detailing. Joist sizing. Pitched roofs: Cut roofs and prefabricated truss roofs in timber - construction & detailing. Sizing of elements.
Passive House
Explain the concept of the passive house. Inline with each of the stages of domestic construction from foundation to roof level, compare traditional construction details with those of the passive house
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Selection, development and drafting of alternative construction details 1,2,4 40.0 Every Week
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 60.0 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 Drawing presentation, alternative views and construction detailing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Drawing and Construction detailing sketchbook 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Drawing presentation, alternative views and construction detailing 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Drawing and Construction detailing 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Farrell, McCarthy, McFeely 2005, House Building Manual, 4th edition Ed., All chapters, Homebond, National House Building Guarantee Company Ireland [ISBN: 0-9523-6144-2]
  • SEAI 2008, Passive Homes- Guidelines for the design and construciton of passive homes in Ireland, www.seai.ie
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Homebond 2003, Right On The Site, All issues, National House Building Guarantee Company Ireland
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: Department of the Environment Irelandwww.environ.ie
  • Website: Passive House Institutewww.passive house.com
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory

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