Module Title:Construction Technology I
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Practical’s Private study
Module Aim: The aims of the module are: (1) to provide students with a knowledge of the techniques, methods and practices used in the construction of buildings; (2) To introduce students to the concept of sustainable building.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to apply the methodologies used for setting out buildings on site and to illustrate how the foundations for buildings are constructed
LO2 to describe and illustrate how the walls, roofs and ground floors of buildings are constructed and how the internal space in buildings is divided by partitions and floors
LO3 to select building materials that do not damage the environment, to understand health and safety issues on site and have an awareness of current legislation and building regulations in construction methods.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Building General (10 hours lectures)
(a) Need for buildings, functions of buildings
2. Building Sites (20 hours lectures)
(a) Site conditions, preliminaries, site works and safety
3. Substructure (30 hours lectures)
(a) Foundations, types and choice, setting-out and construction
4. Superstructure (60 hours lectures)
(a) External walls, roofs, floors, internal/partition walls (b) Sustainable building materials and technologies (c) Insulation materials and fabric technologies (d) Fireplaces and flues, components and finishes
5. Practical Work
(a) Building practice: setting out shallow/ deep strip foundations, masonry walling, roofs and floors. (b) Materials handling and storage (c) Site safety. (d) Site visit to housing site (e) Freehand Sketching  Section through external wall and roof Fireplace details.  Window and door schedule.  Stair details  Roof details.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3 40.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 1.83
Total Hours 175.00