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Title:Tech & Materials Commercial
Long Title:Tech & Materials Commercial
Module Code:ARCH6082
 
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 as they relate to commercial buildings. It investigates suspended ceilings, raised access floors, commercial stairs, concrete hollow-core slabs, flat slabs, waffle slabs, structural principles, fire rated and acoustic partitions, doors, and associated materials. Relevant building regulation principles are also identified.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the construction and specification of various upper floor slab types and suspended ceilings in commercial construction, and identify relevant structural column and beam supports.
LO2 Identify the various construction components, interior materials, modular sizes and finishes as they relate to commercial suspended ceilings and upper floor structures.
LO3 Describe the principles of fire rated and acoustic partition systems, fire doors and stairs, designed to provide compartmentation, and provide safe egress from a building in terms of horizontal and vertical means of escape.
LO4 Identify the various modular sizes, materials, framing systems and performance criteria required for the specification of acoustic and fire rated partitions systems, fire doors and stairs.
LO5 Describe the basic regulations and legislation as they apply to acoustic and fire rated partitions, ceilings, stairs, railings and fire 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 structures for multi storey construction, suspended ceiling grids, requirements for commercial stairs for escape and accessibility, identification of fire doors and fire rated construction.
Technology
Introduction to various commercial floor and ceiling types to include, flat slab construction, one way and two way spans, one way ribbed slabs, two way ribbed/waffle slab, composite slab, hollow core slabs, service cavities in ceilings, castellated beams, suspended ceiling systems, grid ceilings, electrical services & lighting in grid ceilings. Commercial stair design, max rise, min going, rules for determining stairs compliance with building regulations, max pitch for commercial stairs, height of flights, width of flights for escape, travel distances to protected stair-cores, max flight lengths, wheelchair refuges, ambulant disabled/accessible stairs, steel, timber and concrete stairs, hand rail design, guarding design. Fire rated partitions/compartment walls, fire doors, door installation requirements in partition systems, frame installations, frame sizes, intumescent strips, smoke seals, vision panels.
Materials and Finishes
Materials specifications, modular sizes and general availability of suspended ceiling framing systems, ceiling tiles, plasterboard, acoustic ceiling panels, block partitions (standard and fare faced), fire rating of block partitions, cast concrete walls, timber studs(wrought vs. planed sizes), fire rated and acoustic plasterboard slabs, fire rated insulation, plasterboard fixings, plasterboard on dabs for fire rating of existing block partitions, high density gypsum fibre board and impact classes, taped and jointed boards, skimmed finishes, paint options for various finishes, VOC's, applied surfaces, wallpaper, skirting, architraves, polished plaster, shadow gaps for commercial fit outs. Commercial stairs materials and finishes; steel frame with concrete tread, concrete precast, nosing options, visual warnings, tactile surfaces, handrail extensions for ambulant disabled, tolerances for floor finishes.
Regulations
Introduction to building regulations and their application to the various building elements and building layouts including: Part A (Structure), Part B (Fire), Part D (Materials), Part E (Sound), Part K (Stairs, guardings and railings), Part M (accessible doors and stairs).
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 a given commercial building, identifying the purpose group under Part B regulations and located fire rated partitions, fire doors, and escape stairs to provide for safe means of egress from the building. 3,5 20.0 Week 4
Project Produce a set of A3 drawings for a given space within a commercial building to include a reflected ceiling plan and fire rated partition walls, indicating all elements in plan and section, with all materials and finishes for the specification of each given element. 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Week 9
Project Produce a set of A3 drawings for a staircore indicating all elements of the stairs, guarding and handrails in plan and section/elevation, with all materials and finishes for the specification of each given element. 3,4,5 40.0 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
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of projects 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lecture Lecture based learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
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 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, 2015 Ed., Laurence King Publishing [ISBN: 9781780674773]
  • Edward Allen and Joseph Iano 2017, The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781119092414]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Stephen Emmitt 2018, Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings, 4th Edition Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 1118977106]
  • Andrea Deplazes 2018, Constructing Architecture, 4th Edition Ed., Birkhäuser [ISBN: 9783035616699]
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 3 Mandatory
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 3 Mandatory

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