Full Title Construction and Architectural Technology

Short Title Const and Arch Tech

Code TECH06010
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Feeney, Owen
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Technology
Attendence N/A%
Fee

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.

 


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).

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 of substructure for small scale buildings.

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

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of superstructure finishes for small scale buildings.

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


Assessment Strategies

1.    An illustrated report on masonry and timber frame construction which uses annotated details, 3D sketches, photographs of models (constructed in class) and photographs from site visits to document live case studies from foundation to roof. This report is a compiled from practical work and site visits.

Although students will review detailed typologies which are currently common in Ireland/UK, these will be compared to developing low energy typologies and to live and exemplar case studies.

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

3.     Continuous Assessment tests.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Multiple Choice Moodle quizs 1,2,3,4 10 OnGoing
Continuous Assessment Class tests 1,2,3,4 40 OnGoing
Project 1,2,3,4,5 50 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial or Assessments 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN independent learning 4 Weekly 4.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book 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 and IHS

Url Resources
Additional Info