#REQUEST.pageInfo.pagedescription#

Site Navigation

BULD6005 - Elemental Const. Tech.

banner1
Title:Elemental Const. Tech.
Long Title:Elemental Construction Technology
Module Code:BULD6005
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Description: This module will describe the design and construction of domestic fireplaces and flues, windows, doors,stairways and domestic precast concrete floors. It introduces the student to domestic internal and external finishes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the Building Regulations to the design and construction of domestic fireplaces,flues and chimneys.
LO2 Apply the Building Regulations to the design and calculation of domestic stairs.
LO3 Describe and assess internal and external finishes and their defects
LO4 Identify the main criteria affecting the design, construction and choice of domestic windows and doors in various materials
LO5 Reproduce and identify suitable types of precast concrete systems for use in domestic construction.
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.
Construction related modules
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
Fireplaces, Flues and Chimneys
Principles of design and construction
Internal and External Finishes
Floors, walls and ceilings. Wet and dry systems. Paintwork. Partitions and linings
Windows and Doors
Aluminium, uPVC and Timber construction. Selection. Schedules
Stairways and Ramps
Types, construction, calculations. Building Regulations
Precast concrete domestic floors
Types, both ground and upper floors.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Selection, design and construction of joinery for a domestic building. 2,4 20.0 Week 7
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 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 Class based instruction 4.0 Every Week 4.00
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
  • Stephen Emmitt and Christopher Gorse, 2006, Introduction to Construction of Buildings, 1st Edition Ed., 12, Blackwell Publishing 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford [ISBN: 1-4051-1055-4]
  • G.D. Taylor, 2001, Materials in Construction - An Introduction,, Third Edition Ed., 11, Longman United Kingdom [ISBN: 0-582-36889-8]
  • Eugene Farrell, John A. McCarthy 2004, Homebond House Building Manual, Fourth Edition Ed., National House Building Guarantee Company Ltd Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin [ISBN: 09523614-4-2]
  • Mitchell's 2007, Structure and fabric, 7th Ed., Pearson Education Limited england. [ISBN: 978-0-13-197094-6]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any 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

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: 021-4326100     Fax: 021-4545343
Email: help@cit.edu.ie