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ARCH6079 - Tech & Materials Introduction

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Title:Tech & Materials Introduction
Long Title:Tech & Materials Introduction
Module Code:ARCH6079
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: April 2024
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: Evan Finegan
Module Description: This module provides and introduction to interior building technology, materials and interior finishes. It investigates floors, interior partition systems, structural principles, and material properties and availability. Relevant building regulation principles are also identified.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the principles of flooring systems and partition systems, both load bearing and non-load bearing.
LO2 Identify the various construction components, materials and finishes required to construct flooring and partition systems.
LO3 Describe the installation of door systems in both load bearing and non-load bearing partitions, while identifying the need for additional structural components required in forming door openings in load bearing walls.
LO4 Identify the various modular sizes, materials and finishes for door systems and door framing systems.
LO5 Describe the basic regulations and legislation relating to partition walls, floors and doors.
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
Principles
Introduction to floor types & partition framing, identifying both load bearing and non-load bearing partition and floor systems. Characteristics of materials used in framing systems and principles of regulations for floor and wall partition systems.
Technology
Introduction to various floor types to include concrete, raised timber, structural slab and screed on insulation floor types. Partition systems to include timber stud, steel stud, load bearing and non-load bearing partitions. provision for services within internal partitions, specific service walls, grounds for fixing services. Support requirements and suitability of floor type to install load bearing and non-load bearing partitions. Demountable, sliding, steel and aluminum systems. Block, brick, DPC's & DPM's, glass screens, glass block and simple stud and plasterboard partitions and support requirements. Door installation requirements in partition systems, load bearing and non-load bearing. Frame installations and frame sizes.
Materials & Finishes
Materials specifications, modular sizes and general availability of brick, block (standard and fare faced), stone, concrete, plasterboard, timber (wrought vs. planed sizes), plasterboard slabs, history of plaster finishes, lath and plaster, plasterboard fixings, timber to timber fixings, plasterboard on dabs for block partitions, high density gypsum fibre board and impact classes, glass screens and framing, glass blocks, taped and jointed boards, skimmed finishes, paint options for various finishes, VOC's, applied surfaces, wallpaper, skirting, architraves, polished plaster, shadow gaps.
Regulations
Introduction to building regulations and their application to the various building elements covered within the module including: Part A (Structure), Part B (Fire), Part C (Moisture), Part D (Materials), Part E (Sound), Part M (Access).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Produce a set of A3 drawings for various floor & partition systems to include all material specifications and finishes. 1,2,5 50.0 Week 6
Project Produce an A3 set of drawings for the installation of door systems in a partition wall to include a large scale frame installation detail, with all material specifications and finishes. 3,4,5 50.0 Sem End
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
Lecture Lecture based learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of projects 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture based learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of projects 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Edward Allen & Joseph Iano 2014, Fundamentals of Building Construction : Materials and Methods, 6th Edition Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781118138915]
  • David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425 2013, Interior Construction and Detailing for Designers and Architects, Professional Publications, Incorporated [ISBN: 9781591264200]
  • Chris Grimley & Mimi Love 2018, The Interior Design Reference + Specification Book, Reprint edition (11 Jan. 2018) Ed., Rockport Publishers [ISBN: 9781631593802]
  • Drew Plunkett 2015, Construction and Detailing for Interior Design, 2nd Edition Ed., Laurence King Publishing [ISBN: 9781780674773]
  • Edward Allen and Joseph Iano 2017, The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design, 6th edition Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781119092414]
  • Andrea Deplazes, Constructing Architecture, 4th Edition Ed., Birkhäuser [ISBN: 9783035616699]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Stephen Emmitt 2018, Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings, 4th Edition Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: ISBN:11189771]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 1 Mandatory
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 1 Mandatory

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