TECH06009 2012 Construction and Environmental Technology

General Details

Full Title
Construction and Environmental Technology
Transcript Title
Const and Env Tech
Code
TECH06009
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

On completion of this Module, the learner will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of types and functions of elements of construction and materials employed in building and environmental based structures.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Outline the purpose and main features of site investigation and list important parameters for consideration when selecting a site. 

2.

Define typical site and tempory works required to realise a building project.

3.

Describe and illustrate the main parts of buildings substructure and superstructure and the purpose there of.

4.

Calculate U values for plane elements, describe good detailing to minimise air leakage and cold bridges in buildings.  

5.

Describe small scale drainage methods and water treatment.

6.

Outline technologies for renewable energy production.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment:

Mid term test. Moodle quizes/problems.

Project work:

Group written report and presentation on a chosen topic (existing framed building - review of details, water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, renewable energy facility). 

Final Exam:

End of term written examination.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to site investigations; purpose of, desk study, types of soil samples, trial hole and borehole methods, soil types and typical bearing capacities, considerations for site selection.
  2. Site and temporary works, subsoil drainage, trench safety and excavation support, scaffolding; types, safety.
  3. Introduction to substructure for framed buildings: types of foundations; piles, strips, raft, pads, underpinning, root damage.
  4. Introduction to; sheet piling, contiguous piling, secant piling, diaphragm walls and bentonite slurry walls, basement construction, water retaining structures, construction joints, waterbars.
  5. Introduction to framed building superstructure; types; skeleton frames, portal frames, space frames, floors and cladding systems.
  6. Thermal efficiency of buildings; sustainable and low energy design; insulation types and uses, advantages of maximising insulation; introduction to Energy ratings, U values and basic calculation for elements, airtightness, coldbridging, junctions and details to minimise coldbridging and air leakage.
  7. Drainage; Introduction to surface water and foul drainage. Introduction to site sewerage treatment. Surface water disposal. Introduction to small scale water treatment and waste water treatment.
  8. Introduction to renewable energy resources and technologies. introduction to technologies such as Bioenergy, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Hydro, Ocean Energy. 

 

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 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 3,4,5,6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
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

Government Publications Office.

Building Regulations & Technical Guidance Documents.

Government Publications Office.

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