SAFE06022 2019 Construction Technology

General Details

Full Title
Construction Technology
Transcript Title
Construction Technology
Code
SAFE06022
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Edel Costello, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This module deals with the fundamental principles of construction methods, materials and technology.  The hazards associated with construction are explored and effective solutions and controls discussed.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe construction activities and establish safe work practices through hazard identification and risk assessment. 

2.

Consider key personnel in the construction industry and how their relationships influence the safety of a project

3.

Discuss the challenges that the construction industry poses to the safety professional making special reference to how legislation can assist in the successful running of a construction project. 

4.

Interpret training requirements involved in the construction process.

5.

Consider the need for effective communication in the construction industry

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime.  This will include lectures augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, assignments). 

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 30% Continuous Assessment and 70% Final exam.

Formative assessment will be delivered through class discussions and individual feedback.  Students will be assessed through an individual project on communicating the need for safety to the construction worker.  MCQ at the end of the module will cover all content delivered through the module. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam at next available sitting 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Describe construction activities and establish safe work practices through hazard identification and risk assessment. 

Site Set up and preparation

Exacvations and Foundation construction 

Superstructure and Roofwork

Landscaping and project handover to client

Consider key personnel in the construction industry and how their relationships influence the safety of a project

Discuss the roles of the Client, Project Supervisor for the Design Process, Construction Supervisor for the Construction Stage, Site construction Team, Site management team and external stakeholders.  Special emphasis will be put on the requirement for cooperation and communication

Discuss the challenges that the construction industry poses to the safety professional

The nature of the work, the legal framework, the changing work environment, the cultures and norms of the industry and how safety professionals can have a positive influence though their work.

Interpret training requirements involved in the construction process.

From management to site based staff, discuss the need for training from a legal requirement perspective as well as from a best practice perspective.  Special emphasis on the need for SafePass training.

Consider the need for effective communication in the construction industry

This will include the role of the safety officer in the construction industry as well as how effective communication strategies can positively influence the management of safety in the construction industry. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment In class question and answer sessions to establish knowledge among class group Formative Performance Evaluation - % OnGoing
2 Develop document to assist in communicating the need for good OSH to a prescribed construction audience Continuous Assessment Assignment 15 % Week 6 1,2,4,5
3 Short Answer Questions End of module assessment to summarise learning across entire module Continuous Assessment Assessment 15 % Week 12 1,2

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam. Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Smith, Nigel J. Managing risk in Construction Projects, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford (2006)

Chudley, R. Building Construction Handbook, Butterworth Heinemann, London (2006)

Curley T. Construction Safety Handbook, Oak Tree Press, Cork (2006)

Hughes, Phil. Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction, Elseiver, Butterworth Heinemann, boston (2005)

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.cif.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

www.cwht.ie

 

Other Resources

Class Notes

Moodle Notes

 

Additional Information

None