CONS06045 2019 Applied Construction Technology with Advanced Manufacturing 1

General Details

Full Title
Applied Construction Technology with Advanced Manufacturing 1
Transcript Title
Applied Construction Technolog
70 %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Loftus
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Adv Wood Sust Building Tech SG_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology

This workshop‑based module develops on the skills acquired during the students first year of study to an advanced standard in construction related applications of carpentry, joinery and appropriate manufacturing technologies. The student is introduced to additional machinery and techniques in the completion of their continuous assessment projects linked to their theory and technology studies


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety requirements within the workshop environment


Demonstrate a clear understanding of the sequential design and fabrication process


Prepare detailed and accurate working drawings for manufacture of workshop projects


Appraise specific requirements to enable the design and construction of appropriate supporting formwork and jigs in the creation of non-standard and curved projects


Apply mathematical principles and calculations in the design and manufacturing of scaled and full-size projects


Demonstrate an ability to Safely, efficiently, and appropriately use a wide variety conventional woodworking machines; as well as accurately set-up and operate CNC woodworking machines.


Explain the advantages and disadvantages and role of CAD or CAM software as applied to CNC routing


Construct the geometry of parts using CAD/CAM packages, decide upon a machining strategy, post-process and machine using the code generated.


Produce graphic simulation to display machining operation and set up, when machining the programmed parts.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module is delivered using a combination of online resources and workshop-based instruction and project fabrication. Moodle will be used to provide educational and instructional material, class notes and project drawings, with links provided to upload supplementary reports on completed projects. In-class demonstrations of new material, machinery and techniques, supervision of project design stage and one-to-one support during project development are considered the core elements of the learning strategy employed. Individual and group projects are undertaken and facilitate direct instruction, self-directed learning and collaborative student engagement. In addition to guest lectures, this multi-faceted approach is expected to address student learning needs.   

Module Assessment Strategies

100% Continuous Assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to the workshop environment, health and safety, tools and equipment, sharpening and tool maintenance

Self-directed research, design and manufacture of curved timber components project

Application of trigonometric and structural principles in simple and complex roof construction projects

Modern woodworking techniques

Jig-making and wood machining

Various jointing methods appropriate to the manufacture of joinery and furniture projects

Machine Safety, Work-holding, Safely, efficiently and appropriately set-up and operate CNC woodworking machine.

Programme Management -External referencing of programmes, Post Processing to produce CNC routing programmes, Importing files from other applications, Importation of machining code files.

2D Programming using CAD/CAM package - Construct the geometry of parts using CAD/CAM packages. Produce graphic simulation to display machining operation and set up when machining programmed parts.

Manufacturer of Parts within stated Geometric and Dimensional Tolerances - Create and run programmes to manufacturer parts. Edit tool compensation, decide upon a machining strategy, post-process and machine using the code generated. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Curved-work project Continuous Assessment Project 10 % Week 3 1,3,4
2 Roofing project Continuous Assessment Group Project 30 % Week 7 1,2,3,5
3 Joinery project Continuous Assessment Project 45 % End of Semester 1,2,3
4 CNC project Continuous Assessment Assignment 15 % End of Semester 6,7,8,9

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Design Workshop Applied Construction Technology with Advanced Manufacturing 1 8 Weekly 8.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-directed learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2010-05-01 Practical Activities Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 1408506483 ISBN-13 9781408506486

Recommended Reading
2000 Roofs and roofing Construction Research Communications Ltd

Recommended Reading
2000 Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual Collins
ISBN 0004140052 ISBN-13 9780004140056
Recommended Reading
2006 Modern Woodworking Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
ISBN 1590704819 ISBN-13 9781590704813
Recommended Reading
2014-12-18 Modern Cabinetmaking Goodheart-Willcox
ISBN 1631260715 ISBN-13 9781631260711
Recommended Reading
2014-09-18 Design of Wood Structures-ASD/LRFD McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 0071745602 ISBN-13 9780071745604

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Brett, P., (2010). Practical Activities. 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press, USA.

H., (2000). Roofs and roofing. 2nd Edition. Construction Research Communications Ltd.

Jackson, A., Day, D., (2000). Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual. 2nd Edition. Collins.

Wagner, H., Kicklighter, E., (2006). Modern Woodworking. 1st Edition. Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher.

Umstattd, D., Davis, W., Molzahn, A., (2014). Modern Cabinetmaking. 5th Edition. Goodheart-Willcox.

Breyer, D., Fridley, K., Cobeen, K., Pollock, JR., , D., (2014). Design of Wood Structures-ASD/LRFD. 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education.


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