Module Title:Technical Design & Detailing III
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 20
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: • Studio-based project & problem-based learning to develop the learners’ problem- solving methodology to an advanced level, in an architectural technology context, with one-to-one reviews/tutorials and group/class ‘crits’ to provide student feedback • Group/team work utilised as appropriate
Module Aim: • To provide learners with opportunities to apply & integrate knowledge gained in the other modules • To assist learners in developing a comprehensive knowledge of the building fabric for commercial, refurbishment & framed/clad buildings • To continue to introduce learners, through site visits & invited speakers, to leading edge issues in contemporary architectural technology • To bring to a high level and confirm amongst learners the necessary approach for a technical architectural designer, including consideration and synthesis of construction, legislative, environmental and sustainability issues and to ensure that this approach is consistently applied through research & brief analysis, consideration of options and clear presentation of preferred solutions • To prepare learners for working life and/or further study and to bring to a high level and confirm amongst learners working methods that encourage lifelong learning & development • To prepare learners for professional accreditation
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 • Effectively research fit-outs, energy upgrade/refurbishment and framed buildings of medium/large size & complexity to use as precedents for his/her own work (in conjunction with module Evolution of Buildings & Technologies)
LO2 • Research & apply the latest construction and building services strategies to provide a low-energy building, employing appropriate materials, systems & strategies in a holistic manner (in conjunction with modules Building Technology, Materials & Structures and Building Services)
LO3 • Survey and assess an existing small to medium scale building in relation to the existing fabric, condition and basic services
LO4 • Prepare detailed design proposals to apply and assess compliance with the Building Regulations for both new and conservation work , particularly Parts B, K, L, & M (in conjunction with module Architectural Practice & Legislation)
LO5 • Prepare & present architectural technology work with a high level of graphical, verbal & written communication skills, both manual & software based (in conjunction with module Graphics, CAD & BIM)
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
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Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project • Formative assessment given through one-to-one reviews/tutorials and group/class ‘crits’ & reviews • Group & individual presentations • Structured marking of projects, involving allocation of marks for: - Research - Consideration of options/sketch work - Final drawings, details & specifications 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 8.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 12.00
Total Hours 600.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMARC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 5 Mandatory
CW_CMART_D Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 5 Mandatory