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BULD6005 - Elemental Construction Techn.

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Title:Elemental Construction Techn.
Long Title:Elemental Construction Technology
Module Code:BULD6005
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: DONAL CRONIN
Module Description: This module communicates the design and construction of domestic windows, doors, stairs, fireplaces and flues, and domestic precast concrete floors. It also introduces the student to domestic internal and external finishes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Illustrate and communicate the main criteria affecting the design, construction and choice of domestic windows and doors in various materials.
LO2 Identify and relate the design and calculation of domestic stairs with particular regard to relevant building regulations.
LO3 Classify and describe suitable types of precast floor systems for use in domestic construction.
LO4 Recognize, describe and/or assess internal and external finishes and their defects.
LO5 Identify and communicate the design and construction of domestic fireplaces, flues and chimneys with particular regard to the relevant building regulations.
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
Windows and Doors
Aluminium, uPVC, Aluclad, GRP and Timber construction. Roof lights and fire escape. Selection, performance and detailing.
Stairways and Ramps
Types, construction, calculations. Building Regulations and Universal Access.
Precast Concrete Domestic Floors
Types, construction and detailing of both ground and upper floors.
Internal and External Finishes
Floors, walls and ceilings construction and performance. Wet and dry systems. Paintwork. Partitions and linings.
Fireplaces, Flues and Chimneys
Principles of design and construction including DPC and defect inspection. Environmental issues.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Report identifying the selection, evaluation, design and construction of building element/s for a domestic building. 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Week 8
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 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 Class based instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Building regulation and construction detailing 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture 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 Class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture 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, 7th Ed., Pearson Education Limited england. [ISBN: 978-0-13-197094-6]
  • 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 2012, Homebond House Building Manual, Seventh Ed., National House Building Guarantee Company Ltd Construction House, Canal Road, 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 2 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 2 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 2 Mandatory
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 2 Elective
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 2 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 2 Mandatory

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