QUSU06020 2017 Construction Technology 1

General Details

Full Title
Construction Technology 1
Transcript Title
Construction Technology 1
Code
QUSU06020
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Sean McGagh, Trevor McSharry, Paul Donlon
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics SG_CCEOL_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics (Online)
Description

This module aims at developing the students knowledge and understanding of the importance of design principles and inter – relationship of the building elements

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify the key aspects and varying approaches to the construction process

2.

Describe the techniques used for temporary work solutions involving various construction activities

3.

Assess the various alternatives available for foundation systems relating to different ground conditions and types of buildings

4.

Outline the functional requirements and inter – relationship of the building elements

5.

Demonstrate a knowledge of the design principles and different construction techniques used on modern buildings

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture

Directed Learning

Independent Learnung

Module Assessment Strategies

Continual Assessment Projects

End of term examination

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat C/A

Repeat Exam

 

Indicative Syllabus

1. Preparing to build and the construction process

2. Temporary work - Shoring, scaffolding, and formwork

3. Excavation – Trench excavation, support methods and dewatering

4. Substructure – Foundation types and functional requirements

5. Ground floors – Selection and functional requirements

6. First floors – Selection and functional requirements

7. External Walls – Selection and functional requirements

8. Roof Construction – Selection and functional requirements

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Construction Technology 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Emmit, S, & Gorse Christopher A, 2010, Barrys Introduction to Buildings, 2nd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex

Chudley, R & Greeno, R, 2010, Building Construction Handbook, 8th Edition, Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford

, 2012, House Building Manual, 7th Edition,National House Building Gaurantee Company Ltd, Dublin

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None