Module Title:Integrated Construction Technology Project
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Practicals Site Visits Private study Project work
Module Aim: To provide the student with the opportunity to apply and develop the knowledge and skills learned on the programme to solve construction problems, and in doing so extend the student’s experience in problem solving, communication, teamwork, project management and construction technology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to develop problem solving abilities by identifying the problem/s and proposing both standard and innovative built environment solutions for a realistic development / re-development projects
LO2 to develop critical thinking by evaluating the proposed solutions in terms of time, cost, quality, safety and compliance with legislation / regulations
LO3 to apply technical knowledge and skills from other programme modules to the proposed solutions including the application of BIM where appropriate.
LO4 to develop project, time management, project reporting, report writing, presentation, peer evaluation and project defence skills in completing the research project
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Creativity & Problem Solving
a) Generating Creative Ideas; b) Key Principles for Encouraging Creativity; c) Linking Problems & Solutions; d) Defining Problems; e) Problem Solving; f) Evaluating and Selecting Ideas in a Group;
Critical Thinking
a) Interpreting express and implied meanings; b) Thinking logically; c) Formulating problems clearly and precisely; d) Gathering and assessing relevant information ; e) Using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; f) Coming to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions ; g) Testing conclusions & solutions against relevant criteria and standards; h) Recognizing and assessing assumptions, implications, and practical consequences ; i) Communicating effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems;
Working in Teams
a) Purpose and value of teams; b) When teams are appropriate and when they are not; c) Team formation and operation; d) Dealing with Extrovert / Introvert team members; e) Phases of team building & understanding negative team processes; f) Team conflict resolution; g) Team talent management; h) Effective evaluation techniques; i) Application of team building activities
Outline Project Brief
a) Teams of 3/4 students; b) Outline proposals for development / re-development of a property; c) Promote competition between teams; d) Team proposals evaluated on basis of technical feasibility, innovation and economic feasibility
Personal Development
a) Time Management b) Presentation Skills c) Interview Skills d) Academic / technical writing skills
Building Information Modelling Assistance
Use of BIM to support the Integrated Construction Technology Project
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project In groups of 3/4, students to be issued with 3 of the indicative options below. Project 1 - Options for Piling Selection (2,500 word report) (10 minute presentation) Project 2 - Options for Building Base Selection (2,500 word report) (10 minute presentation) Project 3 - Options for Walls, Floors Selection (2,500 word report) (10 minute presentation) Project 4 - Options for Upper Floors Selection (2,500 word report) (10 minute presentation) Project - Options for Roof Selection (2,500 word report) (10 minute presentation) 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 8.00
Total Hours 144.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMOPT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 5 Mandatory
CW_CMBSE_D Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory