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CIVL7027 - Civil & Struc Eng Construction

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Title:Civil & Struc Eng Construction
Long Title:Civil and Structural Engineering Construction
Module Code:CIVL7027
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DAVID CADOGAN
Module Description: This module provides the student with a knowledge and understanding of complex construction technologies and techniques which are used in heavy civil and structural engineering projects. It also introduces the student to basic construction management techniques relevant to such projects, including financial and planning processes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate methods to undertake deep excavation operations and identify suitable means of ground support for a deep excavation scheme
LO2 Demonstrate a full understanding of foundation options and evaluate the primary considerations in the selection process, and identify suitable foundation strengthening methods
LO3 Understand the range of retaining wall types and the potential limitations of each form
LO4 Select optimum methods for multi-storey structures, to include frames, walls, floors and roof systems, for residential, commercial and industrial structures
LO5 Understand road construction processes and associated drainage scheme options, and identify basis for suitable design solutions
LO6 Demonstrate an understanding of basic construction planning and programming techniques, and apply simplified measurement and estimating techniques to engineering processes
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 CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Shallow and Deep Excavations
Support mechanisms (including sheet piling, secant and contiguous walls, diaphragm walls). Site drainage and control of groundwater
Foundations
Foundations and factors influencing selection (including raft/pad foundations, short-bore piling and deep piling techniques). Underpinning
Road Construction
Flexible and rigid pavements; construction methods; drainage; kerbing materials and methods
Multi-Storey Structures
Choice of form of structure. Walls (masonry, reinforced concrete and cladding). Frames (steel, reinforced concrete, precast concrete). Prestressed concrete - principles and methods
Floors and Roofs
Choice and types of floors (timber, reinforced and precast concrete, steel deck, composite). Functions and types of roofs (trusses, girders, rigid frames, slab, shell and grid). Factors affecting selection and possible causes of failure
Construction Planning and Programming
Site planning and layout. Planning ad programming techniques
Measurement and Estimating
Introduction to measurement. Classifications. Bills of quantities, CESSM3
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Cost-forecasting or estimating or programming exercise(s) 6 10.0 Week 6
Written Report Site visit report or case study/structural scheme report 1,2,4,5 10.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 80.0 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 Delivery of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Application of module material 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review/revision of module content 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 Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent directed learning of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review/revision of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Roy Chudley and Roger Greeno 2005, Construction Technology, 4th Ed. Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0131286420]
  • Ronald C. Smith and Cameron K. Andres 1997, Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction, 4th Ed. Ed., Prentice-Hall [ISBN: 0137019955]
  • Alan C. Twort and J. Gordon Rees 2004, Civil Engineering Project Management, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 0750657316]
  • Adrian J. Smith 1995, Estimating, Tendering and Bidding for Construction, Macmillan London [ISBN: 0333627946]
  • Ivor H. Seeley 1994, Civil Engineering Quantities, 5th Ed. Ed., Macmillan London [ISBN: 0333227751]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Frank Harris 1994, Ground Engineering Equipment and Methods, Longman [ISBN: 0246112395]
  • Department of Environment and Local Government 2012, Building Regulations, Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Industry journal: Engineers IrelandEngineers Journal, Dublin
  • Industry journal: Institution of Civil EngineersNew Civil Engineer (NCE), London
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory

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