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BULD6008 - Principles of Constr. Techn.

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Title:Principles of Constr. Techn.
Long Title:Principles of Construction Technology
Module Code:BULD6008
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: DONAL CRONIN
Module Description: This module introduces the student to domestic construction. It develops the students' knowledge and understanding of the construction processes in general and detailed terms. This module covers two storey domestic construction from site analysis from substructure to superstructure.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and communicate principles of best practice in construction.
LO2 Recognize, describe and/or explain the functional requirements of the different elements of domestic construction.
LO3 Illustrate and relate the essential characteristics of best practice for various building details.
LO4 Identify and classify relevant building regulations.
LO5 Outline the need for sustainable methodologies in the construction of houses.
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
Site Analysis and Set up
Site visit, building on hazardous ground, dealing with trees, ensuring good foundations, site drainage, sustainable development.
Substructure
Foundation, rising walls, support to foundation trenches, Health & Safety, building regulations.
Superstructure - Floors
Solid ground supported floors and suspended timber ground floors. Suspended timber upper floors. Best practice.
Superstructure - Walls
External and internal, load bearing and non-load bearing walls. Openings in walls, cills and lintels, damp-proof courses, partitions and linings. Use of sustainable methodologies.
Roofs
Pitched roofs and flat roofs, cold deck, warm deck. Roof coverings and roof defects. Health & Safety. Building regulations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Relate current best practice in detailing and specification of a construction element. Identify H&S issues, Building Regulation and sustainable methodologies. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 4
Multiple Choice Questions Relate current best practice in detailing and specification of a construction element. Identify H&S issues, Building Regulation and sustainable methodologies. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 6
Multiple Choice Questions Relate current best practice in detailing and specification of a construction element. Identify H&S issues, Building Regulation and sustainable methodologies. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 8
Multiple Choice Questions Relate current best practice in detailing and specification of a construction element. Identify H&S issues, Building Regulation and sustainable methodologies. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 10
Multiple Choice Questions Relate current best practice in detailing and specification of a construction element. Identify H&S issues, Building Regulation and sustainable methodologies. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 Theory on course topics and worked examples. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Assessment of practical competency in construction detailing 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material. 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 Theory on course topics and worked examples. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material. 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Duncan Marshall, [et al.] 2021, Marshall and Worthing's The Construction of Houses, Sixth Ed., Routledge UK [ISBN: 9780367027582]
  • Stephen Emmitt 2018, Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Fourth Ed., Wiley-Blackwell Publishing 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford [ISBN: 9781118977163]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Mitchell's 2007, Structure and Fabric, Seventh Ed., Pearson Education Limited UK [ISBN: 9780131970946]
  • G. D. Taylor 2001, Materials in Construction - An Introduction, Third Ed., 11, Longman United Kingdom [ISBN: 0-582-36889-8]
  • Eugene Farrell, John A McCarthy, Anthony McFeely 2012, Homebond House Building Manual, Seventh Ed., National House Building Guarantee Company Ltd. Dublin [ISBN: 9780952361480]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 1 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 1 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 1 Mandatory

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