CONS07058 2019 Applied Construction Management 1

General Details

Full Title
Applied Construction Management 1
Transcript Title
Applied Construction Managemen
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Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Anthony Massie, JohnJoe McHugh
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Adv Wood Sust Building Tech SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

Students shall carry out research on best practice for the design management and fabrication of low energy fabrics for domestic construction. To appreciate the requirements for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, students will have an understanding of the management of the air tight layer, incorporate thermal bridge free design techniques and ensure continuity of Insulation for the delivery of high performance buildings.

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate an understanding for the design and construction of low energy fabrics.


Demonstrate an ability to effectively work in groups in construction related practical projects.


Demonstrate the ability using software, to design, quantify and create schedules for practical projects.


Apply statutory  requirements for the management of tools plant and  equipment during the design and fabrication phase of low energy model fabrics.


Describe the key requirements for a Health & Safety Management  System for that of a  wood working/ machining  workshop environment.


.Apply  sound management techniques for minimising thermal bridges, ensuring continuity of insulation and maintaining the integrity of  the airtightness layer.



Select materials appropriately for the successful management of condensation, water and water vapour.


Recognise the importance for the management of an integrated approach for the successful delivery of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching strategy uses a blended approach of lectures,  practical demonstrations & self-directed learning.


Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment strategy incorporates  the submission of:

(a)  Technical Report

(b) 2 D design  with complete detailed specification

(c) Practical project.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment .

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

  1. Safe use of plant and equipment
  2. Research requirements for low energy construction technology
  3. Specify building elements
  4. Creation and detailing of 2d drawings
  5. Design schedule of works  
  6. Create method statements
  7. Construct high performance building fabrics
  8. Management of the Air-Tight Layer
  9. Management of Continuity of Insulation
  10. Thermal bridge free design concepts.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 2 D Design Element with a schedule of works. Project Individual Project 20 % Week 6 1,3,6,7,8
2 Technical Report for the design and construction of a low energy model fabric. Project Assignment 30 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
3 Fabricate a low energy model fabric. Practical Group Project 50 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Design Workshop 2D CAD Design, write a technical report, fabricate low energy models. 8 Weekly 8.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2006-02-10 Green Building Materials Wiley
ISBN 0471700894 ISBN-13 9780471700890

This excellent hands-on guide to designing environmentally friendly buildings -- those made from materials that preserve the earth's natural legacy for future generations -- is written by two nationally known experts on the subject. You'll find practical information on green product selection, product specification, and construction processes. You'll also learn just what green building materials are, where you can find them, and how you can use them effectively. This edition includes updated information on LEED requirements and how to integrate them into the specifications process and new sections on commissioning and on construction waste management. Other features are guidelines on how to evaluate the "greenness" of building materials, helpful sample forms to aid in selecting and specifying materials, and a brief history of relevant environmental legislation. Order your copy today!

Required Reading
2009-06-29 Green Building Trends Island Press
ISBN 1597264768 ISBN-13 9781597264761

The green building revolution is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of these cutting edge ideas and applications. In order to write this book, well-known U.S. green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed a number of Europes leading architects and engineers and visited many exemplary projects. With the help of copious photographs and illustrations, Yudelson describes some of the leading contemporary green buildings in Europe, including the new Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt, the Norddeutsche Landesbank in Hannover, a new school at University College London, the Beaufort Court Zero-Emissions building, the Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva, and a zero-net-energy, all-glass house in Stuttgart. In clear, jargon-free prose, Yudelson provides profiles of progress in the journey towards sustainability, describes the current regulatory and business climates, and predicts what the near future may bring. He also provides a primer on new technologies, systems, and regulatory approaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America, including building-integrated solar technologies, radiant heating and cooling systems, dynamic faades that provide natural ventilation, innovative methods for combining climate control and water features in larger buildings, zero-netenergy homes built like Thermos bottles, and strict government timetables for achieving zero-carbon buildings. Green Building Trends: Europe is an essential resource for anyone interested in the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.

Required Reading
2008 The green building revolution Island Pr
ISBN STANFORD:36105124077541

The green building revolution is happening right now. This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, The Green Building Revolution introduces readers to the basics of green building and to the projects and people that are advancing this movement. With interviews and case studies, it does more than simply report on the revolution; it shows readers why and how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating high performance, environmentally aware (LEED-certified) buildings on conventional budgets. Evolving quietly for more than a decade, the green building movement has found its voice. Its principles of human-centered, environmentally sensitive development have reached a critical mass of architects, engineers, builders, developers, professionals in government, and consumers. Green buildings are showing us how we can have healthier indoor environments that use far less energy and water than conventional buildings do. The federal government, eighteen states, and nearly fifty U.S. cities already require new public buildings to meet green standards. According to Yudelson, this is just the beginning. The Green Building Revolution describes the many revolutions that are taking place today: in commercial buildings, schools, universities, public buildings, health care institutions, housing, property management, and neighborhood design. In a clear, highly readable style, Yudelson outlines the broader journey to sustainability influenced by the green building revolution and provides a solid business case for accelerating this trend. Illustrated with more than 50 photos, tables, and charts, and filled with timely information, The Green Building Revolution is the definitive description of a major movement thats poised to transform our world.

Required Reading
2016-12-01 High-Performance Green Building Design: Artech House Publishers
ISBN 1608079597 ISBN-13 9781608079599

This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings. This hand-on guide features global case studies with practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs.

Required Reading
2012 Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN 9780123851284 ISBN-13 0123851289

Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Develop a project schedule that allows for systems testing and commissioning. Create contract plans and specifications to ensure building performance A step-by-step approach for integrating technologies into the different stages of design and execution.

Required Reading
2013 Innovation Development for Highly Energy-efficient Housing IOS Press
ISBN 9781614992356 ISBN-13 1614992355

In previous years we have seen a recognition of the significant potential that exists for reducing energy use through innovation in residential buildings. This study investigates innovation challenges and identifies opportunities that could lead to a rapid increase in the adoption of highly energy-efficient housing concepts, particularly that of the passive house. To this end, it exemplifies, interprets and develops the innovation adoption theory through an investigation of views and experiences on the supply side, the demand side and the policy side. It highlights successful innovation trajectories and barriers experienced by

Required Reading
2010 Towards 0-Impact Buildings and Built Environments
ISBN 9085940281 ISBN-13 9789085940289

This book is a compilation of key notes and best papers of the 2010 Sustainable Building Euregional Conference. The book addresses questions on how to design new buildings and districts with optimized energy and water systems with materials that neither deplete resources, nor add to climate change by CO2 emissions. 0-impact goes one step further than 0-energy. It addresses building and design issues from an environmentally neutral perspective. It not only includes energy-neutral building, but adds the challenge of water use, production and use of materials, and land use.

Required Reading
2008-04-23 Systems in Timber Engineering Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN 9783764386894 ISBN-13 3764386894

An indispensable standard work for everyone involved in building with wood. This work uses plans, schematic drawings, and pictures to show the current and forward-looking state of the technology as applied in Switzerland, a leading country in the field of timber construction.

Required Reading
2011 Timber Frame Construction Trada Technology
ISBN 1900510820 ISBN-13 9781900510820

Provides guidance on the design and detailing of timber frame. Covers foundations, ground floors, walls, party walls, intermediate floors, party floors, roofs, cladding and services. Considers timber construction in the context of sustainability.

Required Reading
2017-01-11 Tall Wood Buildings Birkhauser
ISBN 3035604754 ISBN-13 9783035604757

Tall Wood buildings' have been at the foreground of innovative building practice for a number of years. From London to Stockholm, from Vancouver to Melbourne timber buildings of up to 20 storeys have been built or designed. This publication explains the typical construction types and documents an international selection of 13 case studies with many specially prepared construction drawings, demonstrating the range of the technology.

Required Reading
2016-04-30 Details for Passive Houses: Renovation Birkhauser
ISBN 3035609535 ISBN-13 9783035609530

Ecological refurbishment to Passivhaus standard requires know-how and experience. For this reason, the book has been produced as a design tool which systematically covers existing solutions. Examples relating to building physics, construction and ecology issues are presented in the same successful manner as in the Passivhaus Building Component Catalog also published by IBO/IBN (Institute for Building Biology and Ecology) using standard cross-sections and connection details in four-color scale drawings, as well as numerous tables.They have been organized by type and period of building and can easily be used to derive individual solutions. The book is a must-have reference manual for designers and building owners who want to refurbish properties to a sustainable standard.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act (General Application) Regulations 2007.

S.I. No. 407/2008 - European Communities (Machinery) Regulations 2008

 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 291 of 2013)

Technical Guidance Document A – Structure

Technical Guidance Document B- Fire Safety

Technical Guidance Document C- Site Preparation and Resistance to Moisture

Technical Guidance Document D – Materials and Workmanship

Technical Guidance Document L- Conservation of Fuel and Energy – Dwellings




Other Resources

Workshop M0008 and computer lab M2010 required for the duration of the semester.