Module Title:Conservation and Refurbishment
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures 30 hours Projects 30 hours Private study 60 hours TSP 120 hours
Module Aim: The aim of this module is: To develop greater knowledge of our Architectural Heritage, some understanding of the Materials & Technology associated with it, as well as a knowledge of Conservation Principles and Irish Planning Legislation
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Have some knowledge of Conservation Principles and current Legislation. Knowledge of the changing nature and increasing complexity of the legal and regulatory environment, and the necessity to seek advice or update knowledge from accredited sources, as appropriate
LO2 Have an understanding of how to record historic building fabric using measured survey processes and survey drawings, photographs and sketches.
LO3 Have an understanding of how to research historic building fabric and to seek information from accredited sources
LO4 Have some knowledge of how to describe an historic building’s condition, general care & maintenance
LO5 Have some knowledge of traditional building materials; the history and evolution of construction technology; and the theory, principles and science in the technical design process
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
6687 THES H4504 Technical Design and Detailing IV
6692 DSGN H4504 Advanced Graphics, CAD & BIM
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Lecture materials
(a) • History & Evolution of Architecture & Technology National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (Methodology, Content and Role in terms of Irish Architectural Heritage) Historic Maps, Photographs and other reference sources (b) • Conservation Principles & Legislation Irish Planning Legislation Local Authority Record of Protected Structures Architectural Heritage Protection: Guidelines for Local Authorities and RIAI Conservation Guidelines (c) • Materials & Technology of Historic Building Fabric Materials & Technology from different historic eras Material Types and their Uses in Irish Historic Buildings e.g. Stone; Brick; Lime; Metals; Timber; Glass etc. General Care & Maintenance of these materials
Tutorials & Projects to address (with reference to TD&D IV project)
(a) • Recording of Historic Buildings’ ‘Special Interest’ /’Condition’ Record Surveys using ‘measured drawing’; ‘photographic survey’ and ‘freehand sketches’ (b) • Materials & Technology/ material studies Detailed Material & technology studies to be made (ideally from two different historical eras) (c) • Conservation Principles & Legislation / case history Legal Protection Status of a Structure Historic Building & ‘Conservation’ Case study Effectiveness of ‘Protection’ legislation in a ‘Case study’ Technical detailing of ‘changes’ to a ‘Protected Structure’
Assessment Breakdown%
Project60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project 1 • Recording of Historic Buildings’ ‘Special Interest’ /’Condition’ Record Surveys using ‘measured drawing’; ‘photographic survey’ and ‘freehand sketches’ 2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Project Project 2 • Materials & Technology/ material studies Detailed Material & technology studies to be made (ideally from two different historical eras) 3,4,5 20.00 n/a
Project Project 3 • Conservation Principles & Legislation / case history Legal Protection Status of a Structure Historic Building & ‘Conservation’ Case study Effectiveness of ‘Protection’ legislation in a ‘Case study’ Technical detailing of ‘changes’ to a ‘Protected Structure’ 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam In Class Examination 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Tutorial 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 150.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMARC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 7 Mandatory