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BULD7004 - Constr. Commer. Substructure

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Title:Constr. Commer. Substructure
Long Title:Construction Commercial Substructure
Module Code:BULD7004
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: JAMES KILDUFF
Module Description: This module describes construction processes, methods and practice on industrial commercial buildings and includes site investigation, ground water control, foundations, basements, retaining walls and Health & Safety.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the importance and significance of site investigation and ground water control.
LO2 Evaluate and compare alternative forms of construction including basements and top down construction.
LO3 Apply methods and processes for the construction of industrial and commercial buildings.
LO4 Recognise and apply safety, health and welfare requirements to design and construction practice.
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 investigation
Desk studies, walk-over surveys and direct methods. Typical steps taken in a site investigation: site survey, geotechnical investigation, drainage and utilities survey, contamination survey, adjacent property survey, archaeological survey, environmental and legal aspects. Soil stabilisation and improvement. Health & Safety.
Ground water control
Ground water control processes, exclusion of ground water, water lowering, diaphragm walling, cofferdams, caissons. Health & Safety.
Basements
Basements to multi-storey blocks including deep basements, top down construction. Health & Safety.
Foundations
Pad, beam, cantilever, slab, raft and piling. Health & Safety.
Retaining walls
Mass (gravity), cantilever, counterfort, precast concrete, precast concrete crib and reinforced masonry retaining walls. Health & Safety.
Health and Safety
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Site investigation and ground water control. 1,2 40.0 Week 4
Project Substructure and superstructure. 2,3,4 60.0 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 Theory on course topics and worked examples. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
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
  • Jack Stroud Foster, Raymond Harington and Roger Greeno 2017, Mitchell's Structure and Fabric, Part 2, 7th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9781138050525]
  • Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave 2014, Construction Technology 2, Industrial and Commercial B, 2nd Ed., Springer [ISBN: 9781137371690]
  • Everett, A 2000, Mitchell's Materials, 5th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780582219236]
  • Chudley, R; Greeno, Roger; Hurst, Mike; Topliss, Simon 2011, Construction technology, 5th Ed., Pearson Education Limited Harlow, Essex [ISBN: 9780435046828]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chudley, R & Greeno, R 2020, Building Construction Handbook, 12th Ed., Routledge Oxford [ISBN: 9780367135430]
  • Chudley, R 2015, Advanced Construction Technology, 5th Ed., Trnas0Atlantic Publications [ISBN: 9780435046835]
  • Chanter, B and Swallow, P 2013, Building Maintenance Management, 2nd Ed., Wiley Oxford [ISBN: 9788126539826]
  • Powell, Geoff 2016, Construction contract preparation and management, 2nd Ed., Red Globe Press [ISBN: 9781137511140]
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 5 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 5 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 5 Mandatory

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