TECH06008 2012 Construction Technology

General Details

Full Title
Construction Technology
Transcript Title
Const Tech
Code
TECH06008
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
TECH - Technology
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Owen Feeney
Programme Membership
SG_ECIVL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_EENVI_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering *** Copy *** SG_ECIVI_C06 201200 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_JCONS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Costing SG_JQUAN_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JCONS_B07 201400 Bachelor of Science in Construction Cost Management SG_JQUAN_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_ECVIL_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EENVI_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering SG_ECIVI_H08 201400 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_EENVE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering SG_JQUAN_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction SG_JQUAN_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics
Description

This Module aims to:

  • Introduce the building regulations that are relevant to design and construction.
  • Introduce the fundamental principles and systems of construction used in small scale construction. Key to this approach will be cover the main elements of a building under structural stability, keeping water out, moderating temperature and heat loss, durability, environmental and ethical design, sustainability.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate the ability to reference and apply relevant building regulations to simple problems in the context of small scale buildings.

2.

Apply fundamental systems and principles of construction to the detailing substructure for small scale buildings.

3.

Apply fundamental systems and principles of construction to the detailing superstructure for small scale buildings.

4.

Demonstrate a basic understanding of superstructure finishes for small scale buildings.

5.

Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a team in a construction related project.

Module Assessment Strategies

1. An illustrated report on selected parts of masonry and timber frame construction which uses annotated details,  sketches, photographs and site visits.

2. Apply building regulations in the context of the design of specified part of a building.

3. Continuous Assessment tests.

4. Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

 

  1. Construction project team personnel:- brief introduction to roles.
  2. Introduction to building control, regulations and standards, application of Technical Guidance Documents to the design of a specific part of a building.
  3. A brief introduction to Substructure: - types of foundations and context in which used - (strip, raft, pad, and pile foundations); also retaining walls - types and contexts.
  4. An introduction to super structure and the external envelope focussing on a strategy of keeping water out, heat in, structural stability and practical environmentally ethical material choices. Small scale timber framed buildings.
  5. Floors:- Floating and suspended ground floors and upper floors (approaches to structure, damp proofing, insulation, finishes and junctions).
  6. Roofs:- Types and terminology (truss roofs/cut roofs; members and functions for small scale builidngs); approaches to weather proofing, ventilation and insulation (cold and warm roofs).

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 Assignment and Moodle quiz Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 2,3
2 Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % 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 2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Chudley Roy

Building Construction Handbook

Elsevier

2008

Homebond

House Building Manual 7th Edition

National House Building Guarantee

2012

Government Publications Office.

Building Regulations & Technical Guidance Documents.

Government Publications Office. www.environ.ie

Current

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government

Recommendations for site development works

Government Publications Office.

2001

Other Resources

Library databases including British Standards.

Additional Information

None