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INTR8032 - Interdisciplinary Project

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Title:Interdisciplinary Project
Long Title:Interdisciplinary Project
Module Code:INTR8032
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOSEPH HARRINGTON
Module Author: TED MC KENNA
Module Description: This module prepares students for professional life by working in interdisciplinary groups to develop solutions to design briefs typical of those prevalent in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector . In mimicking the philosophy of the 'Renzo Piano Building Workshop', the key method is participatory on the basis that working collaboratively means working better (e.g. more ideas, more cultural diversity, more experience, knowledge and creativity). The students will be exposed to creativity in the field by being introduced to the creative process, developing problem solving skills, studying the work of exemplary design and construction teams, while becoming aware of the tremendous potential in adopting a collaborative approach. Learners will be supported in such collaborative activity by developing intrapersonal skills (e.g reflection), interpersonal skills (e.g. listening, communication, team work), and leveraging both traditional and leading edge technologies in accordance with industry best practice processes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the skills required for team members in effectively executing interdisciplinary AEC projects.
LO2 Produce solution(s) to a built environment problem through an iterative process based on creative and critical thinking.
LO3 Develop appropriate analysis criteria and evaluate proposed solutions in the context of such criteria.
LO4 Present and defend the work of the group.
LO5 Document and reflect on the negotiation and collaborative decision-making skills adopted during the execution of the group project and establish enabling/obstructive methodologies and behaviours influencing optimum performance in terms of product, process, technology and people.
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
Inspiration
Peter Rice (Structural Engineer) - Awarded Gold Medals by the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); Santiago Calatrava (Architect & Structural Engineer); Ove Arup (Structural Engineer) - Awarded Gold Medals by the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); Pier Luigi Nervi - Awarded Gold Medals by the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA); Frank Gehry (Architect) - Awarded Gold Medal by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) ; Dervilla Mitchell CBE (Arup, Royal Academy of Engineers); Joseph Paxton (Landscape gardener and designer); Thomas Heathwick (Designer); Ron Arad (Designer); Li Shirong (First female President of CIOB); Sir Samuel Morton-Peto (Founder member of the Builders Society); Bauhaus educational approach – Josef Albers (Educator & Artist).
Collaborative Culture
Effective multidisciplinary AEC project delivery via immersion within a culture of knowledge sharing, information sharing, collaboration, and integrated project delivery using a real-world context within a safe educational setting.
Analogue & Digital Skills/Technologies
Conversational sketching; Technical sketching/drawing; Physical models; Digital technologies (e.g. 3D object oriented modelling, data analytics, 3D printing, virtual reality (VR) experiences).
Industry Practice
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD); Building Information Modelling (BIM); Lean.
Reflection
Collaborative processes will evolve over time, while supporting digital technologies are likely to experience ongoing and potentially significant evolution. Consequently, the ability of individuals and teams to reflect on existing practices and subsequently develop new practices will be increasingly significant.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Online/hardcopy reflective journal to be updated on a weekly basis, identifying and evaluating the student's key learning outcomes from experiences in group-based interdisciplinary projects. In week 12, students will be required to present a reflective report which includes reflection on and evaluation of project work, identification of enabling/obstructive methodologies and behaviours in attaining optimum performance in terms of product, process, technology and people. 5 25.0 Every Week
Project PROJECT A: Team building challenge. 1,2 15.0 Week 3
Project PROJECT B: Collaborative multidisciplinary group-based design project which will include key considerations of the design, construction, operation and end-of-life stages. Products of the process may include sketches, analogue and digital based technical drawings, physical models, 3D information-centric models, schedules, 3D/4D/5D/6D simulations. Digital elements of the project work are to be managed within a Common Data Environment (CDE). Upon completion of the project work, each team is required to present and defend their project work. To monitor progress, each team member, on a rotating basis, will be required to record and update a task responsibility and delivery matrix for the team. 1,2,3,4 60.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

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. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Studio based project work. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project work. 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. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Studio based project work. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project work. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Clare Olsen, Sinead Mac Namara 2014, Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering, First Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 0415840627]
  • John Ingledew 2016, How to Have Great Ideas: A Guide to Creative Thinking, First Ed., Laurence King Publishing [ISBN: 9781780677293]
  • Rafael Sacks, Chuck Eastman, Ghang Lee, Paul Teicholz 2018, BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Designers, Engineers, Contractors, and Facility Managers, Third Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781119287537]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Paul Rodgers 2004, Inspiring Designers, First Ed., Black Dog Publishing [ISBN: 1904772005]
  • Leonard Mlodinow 2018, Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change, First Ed., Pantheon [ISBN: 9781101870921]
  • Dominik Holzer 2016, The BIM Manager's Handbook: Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, First Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 1118982428]
  • Brad Hardin 2015, BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows, Second Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 1118942760]
  • Peter Barnes, Nigel Davies 2015, BIM in Principle and in Practice, Second Ed., ICE Publishing [ISBN: 0727760920]
  • Richard Garber 2014, BIM Design: Realising the Creative Potential of Building Information Modelling, First Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781118719800]
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 7 Mandatory
CR_CARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 7 Mandatory
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 7 Elective
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 7 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 7 Elective
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 7 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 7 Mandatory

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