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BULD7005 - Constr. Commer. Superstructure

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Title:Constr. Commer. Superstructure
Long Title:Construction Commercial Superstructure
Module Code:BULD7005
 
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 methods applied to industrial and commercial buildings including structural frames, structural fire protection & means of escape, system buildings, service installations and refurbishment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply methods and processes for the construction of multi-storey buildings.
LO2 Assess the need for fire protection in multi-storey buildings.
LO3 Integrate services installations in buildings.
LO4 Recognise and apply building performance standards in refurbishment projects.
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
Structural frames
Reinforced concrete frames (incl. form work), precast concrete frames, structural steel frames and structural timber frames (over two-storey).
System buildings
System buildings: pre-fabrication, large panel systems, lift slab, tilt-up slab.
Refurbishment
Building performance and standards. Energy audit. Life cycle of the building.
Fire protection measures
Structural fire protection, passive measures, means of escape.
Services installations (builders work)
Builders work for mechanical and electrical services.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project System buildings, fire protection, builder's work, structural frames, refurbishment. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 6
Written Report Technical report addressing specified aspects of industrial/commercial building superstructure construction/refurbishment 1,2,3,4 60.0 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. 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
  • David Doran, James Douglas, Richard Pratley 2009, Refurbishment and Repair in Construction, Whittles Publishing ProQuest Ebook Central [ISBN: EBOOK]
  • Jack Stroud Foster, Raymond Harington and Roger Greeno 2007, Mitchell's Structure and Fabric, Part 2, 7th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Harlow [ISBN: 9781138050525]
  • Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave 2014, Construction Technology 2, Industrial and Commercial Buildings, Springer [ISBN: 9781137371690]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chudley, R & Greeno, R 2020, Building Construction Handbook, 12th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780367135430]
  • Chanter, B and Swallow, P 2013, Building Maintenance Management, 2nd Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9788126539826]
  • Chudley, R 2015, Advanced Construction Technology, 5th Ed., Trans-Atlantic Publications [ISBN: 9780435046835]
  • Foster, JS 2017, Mitchell's Structure & Fabric Part 1, 7th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9781138050501]
  • Everett, A 2000, Mitchell's Materials, 5th Ed., Longman Essex [ISBN: 9780582219236]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Joaquim Ferreira; Manuel Duarte Pinheiro; Jorge de Brito 2013, Refurbishment decision support tools review—Energy and life cycle as key aspects to sustainable refurbishment projects, Elsevier, 62, November 2013
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 6 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 6 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 6 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 6 Mandatory

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