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BULD6011 - Const Mats & Structures

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Title:Const Mats & Structures
Long Title:Construction Materials & Structures
Module Code:BULD6011
 
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 identifies the various structural elements and materials encountered in the construction industry
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify fundamental construction materials and basic structural forms
LO2 Identify different load types
LO3 Recognise equilibrium in structural forms
LO4 Examine the structural use and material properties of concrete, steel, glass, timber and plastics
LO5 Explain the behaviour of simple structural members subjected to forces
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
Structures
Introduction to simple structural forms,load types and method of transfer. Equilibrium, structural elements, structural behaviour, structural types
Materials
The properties, behaviour and use of materials in construction: Concrete, steel, timber, glass, plastics
Materials Analysis
Making and crushing of concrete cubes, slump testing, soil classification, material testing and sieve analysis.
Structures Analysis
Tension and compression testing of materials under different laboratory conditions
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab Testing Reports 4,5 40.0 Every Week
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 60.0 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 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Classification, analysis and testing of construction materials 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and lab report writing 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Classification, analysis and testing of construction materials 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and lab report writing 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
  • Hunt, Anthony 2012, Tony Hunt's Structures Notebook, 2nd Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9781136354816]
  • Lyons, A 2012, Materials for Architects and Builders, 3rd Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9781136378966]
  • Dabby, R; Bed, A 2012, Structure for Architects: A Primer, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9780470902448]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Alan Everett 1994, Mitchell's Materials, 5th Edition Ed. [ISBN: 9780582219236]
  • Gauld, B 1995, Structures for Architects, Longman Scientific & Technical Harlow [ISBN: 9780582236585]
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 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 2 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 2 Mandatory

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