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
  • Construction project team personnel:- brief introduction to roles.
  • Introduction to building control, regulations and standards, application of Technical Guidance Documents to the design of a specific part of a building.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Floors:- Floating and suspended ground floors and upper floors (approaches to structure, damp proofing, insulation, finishes and junctions).
  • 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
    None
    Co Requisite Modules
    None
    Incompatible Modules
    None

    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


    Distance Learning Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Part Time Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Full Time 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

    Online Learning 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 7 th 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