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BULD6004 - Const Industry & Procedures

Title:Const Industry & Procedures
Long Title:Construction Industry and Basic Measurem
Module Code:BULD6004
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Description: An Introduction to Construction Industry Practices and basic measurement procedures which are present.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the types of contracting firms in the construction industry and outline the services that they provide.
LO2 Interpret and understand the various client types and their requirements.
LO3 Articulate the roles and responsibilities of the design consultants within the construction industry.
LO4 Describe the roles and responsibilities of professionals in the construction industry, and to outline the different sectors of the construction industry
LO5 Outline the principles of measurement in the Construction industry generally
LO6 Complete measurement of basic construction works
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.
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Co-requisite Modules
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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.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Types of firm
Types of contracting firms operating within the construction industry e.g. sole traders, small companies and the major construction firms. Describing both the sectors and specialist disciplines inherent.
Participants in the industry
Clients, design consultants and contractors and their requirements.
Roles and responsibilities
Construction manager, architect, quantity surveyor, main contractors, resident engineers, estate managers.
Sectors in the industry
Private and Public. Planning, development, design, planning, construction, health and safety, estates and facilities management
Principles of Measurement
Use of dimension sheets, use of measurement techniques and principles in quantities taking off quantities.
Measurement of basic structures
Use of SMMS and ARM4 in generating descriptions, measurement of basic construction works.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A Measurement project based on substructures. 5,6 50.0 Sem End
Written Report A written report related to construction industry practices. 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 8
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 Construction Industry 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Measurement project 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) 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 Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 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
  • Hore,A.V; Kehoe,J.G; McMullan,R; Penton;M.R 1997, Construction 1, Management,Finance, Measurement, Macmillan Press London [ISBN: 0-333-64950-8]
  • Hore, A.V; Kehoe'J.G; McMullan,R; Penton, M.R. 1997, Construction 2, Environment, Science, Materials, Technology, Macmillan Press London [ISBN: 0-333-64949-4]
  • A.V Hore, M O Kelly, R Scully 2009, Building Quantities Explained., Irish Edition. Ed., Palgrave McMillian. [ISBN: 13:987-0-230-58014-5]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • SCSI / CIF 2004, ARM 4
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_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 3 Elective
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 1 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 1 Mandatory

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