Full Title:Building Technology 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:53443
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to complete the students familiarisation with standard building technologies associated with non-domestic buildings in skeletal construction and to familiarise the student with non-standard, advanced and innovative building technologies.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and contrast the alternative frame types in multi-storey skeletal construction
  2. Identify and explain the key components in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
  3. Recognise and evaluate the options for the provision of a building wall envelope in skeletal construction
  4. Recognise and explain the components of space and shell roof structures.
  5. Interpret and prepare sketch details associated with skeletal, space, shell and MMC.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Multi-storey construction
Types; material choices; grids; wind & other factors
Cladding including rain screens
Panels, joints fixings; concrete external; infill panels
Curtain walling
Stick, unitised & panellised systems; face sealed, drained & back ventilated and pressure equalised system designs
Structural glass cladding
Structural sealant glazing; framed and frameless, mechanically fixed systems - patch, planar and RFR ; multiple-skin and twin wall facades
Pre-stressed concrete
Pre and post tensioning
Space structures
Tension structures; air supported; shell roof; folded plate
Modular systems, panel systems - metal & timber; structural insulated panels; insulated concrete forms
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Portfolio A portfolio of approximately six to eight sketches and/or finished drawings (carrying approximately equal marks) of construction details relating to skeletal, space, shell and MMC. 2,3,4,5 50.00 100 40 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam Final Examination 1,2,3 50.00 100 40 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

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


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory based 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Guided preparation of sketches and/or finished drawings contributing towards a portfolio of relevant construction details 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Preparation for CA 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study Preparation for final examination 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Chudley, R. & Greeno, R. 2012, Advanced Construction Technology, 5th Ed., Longman [ISBN: 9780435046835]
  • Riley, M. & Cotgrove, A. 2009, Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, Palgrave MacMillan [ISBN: 9780230575714]
  • Watts, A 2013, Modern Construction Handbook, 3rd Ed., Walter de Gruyter & Co [ISBN: 9783990434543]
  • Greeno, R. & Chudley, R. 2012, Building Construction Handbook, 9th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 97800809706]
  • Allen, E 2013, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781118138915]
  • Allen, E. 2013, Exercises in Building Construction, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 978111865328]
  • Emmitt, S. & Gorse, C. 2010, Barrys Advanced Construction of Buildings, Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405188531]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • On-line database: Databases including IHS, Available to registered students via DKIT Library website
  • Website: www.bre.co.uk
  • Website: www.environ.ie

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 3 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 3 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 3 Mandatory