Full Title:Construction Technology 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BDLU E8Z01
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to familiarise students with standard building technologies associated with domestic buildings in masonry construction and with single-storey lightweight framed construction and to provide students with the drafting skills to depict these.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Define and describe the basic principles, including sustainability, and processes of general building construction, past and current, in buildings of masonry construction and of lightweight framed/skeletal construction.
  2. Interpret, analyse and prepare working drawings and details associated with sustainable buildings of masonry construction and of lightweight framed/skeletal construction.
  3. Describe the range of site operations involved in the safe construction of buildings of masonry construction and of lightweight framed/skeletal construction.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to structural forms
masonry, framed/skeletal and space
Substructure
strip, raft and short pile/ground beam foundations; rising walls; ground supported slabs; suspended timber ground floor; basements (retaining walls, tanking & cavity drained systems); piling (displacement & replacement); safety related to excavations
External walls
brickwork and blockwork; cavity wall construction including insulation; openings (head, jamb, cill & threshold); safety related to working at height (access, scaffolding); retrofitting of insulation
Roofs
cut timber (rafters, purlins & joists); pre-fabricated trussed rafters; pitched roof coverings (sarking, slating & tiling); roof drainage (gutters & downpipes); roof ventilation; roof details (eaves, ridge & verge); flat roofs (cold, warm sandwich, inverted and green); flat roof coverings (built-up felt, asphalt, single-ply membranes, metal sheet); safety related to working at height (access, scaffolding); retrofitting of insulation
Intermediate floors
timber; concrete; structure (one-way, two-way, ribbed, waffle, prefabricated); sound insulation; fire resistance; access floors; safety related to working at height (temporary access, temporary support, guarding of openings)
Staircases
timber; concrete; metal; standard and ambulant disabled
Partitions
loadbearing & non loadbearing; stud partitions; timber and metal
Chimneys
stacks, fireplaces and flues
External finishes
pointing; rendering; weatherboarding; tile & slate hanging
Internal finishes
to solid and boarded backgrounds; suspended ceilings; thin surface finishes; integral finishes on concrete and stonework
Windows and glazing
casements; vertical & horizontal sliding; glass types & use; replacement of windows
Doors and ironmongery
internal and external types including fire doors & frames
Structural frame
timber framed; steel framed structures (steel trusses, girders, castellated beams); joints; space frames, space decks & large span roof structures; portal frames (steel, concrete & timber); cladding (eaves, verge & ridge details)
Drainage
internal, external, septic tanks and other on-site wastewater treatment systems
Drawing techniques
introduction to basic drawing techniques, use of scales, using common symbols/lines/materials in section and abbreviations, using proper layout techniques, line weights, lettering styles, basic dimension techniques.
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
Continuous Assessment A portfolio of approximately six sketches and/or finished drawings (carrying approximately equal marks) of construction details relating to external envelope of masonry construction will be prepared over the course of the module. Sketch 6 is to be submitted in week 1 semester 2. 1 25.00 100 40 Every Week 90
Continuous Assessment A portfolio of approximately six sketches and/or finished drawings (carrying approximately equal marks) of construction details relating to buildings of masonry construction and single-storey framed buildings will be prepared over the course of the module. 1 25.00 100 40 Every Week 90
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 Examination requiring written and sketched answers 1,3 50.00 100 40 End-of-Semester 120
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 lectures and explanation of tasks to be undertaken in practical classes 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Guided preparation of sketches and/or finished drawings contributing towards portfolio of relevant construction details. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Completion of portfolio of sketches and/or finished drawings of relevant construction details over the course of the module. 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.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Chudley, R. and Greeno, R. 2013, Building construction handbook, 9th Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780080970615]
  • Emmitt, S. & Gorse, C. 2010, Barry's Introduction to the Construction of Buildings, 2nd. ed. Ed., Wiley Oxford [ISBN: 1405188548]
  • Farrell, E., McCarthy, J. and McFeely, A. 2004, Homebond House Building Manual, 4th ed. Ed., National House Building Guarantee Company Ltd. Dublin [ISBN: 0952361442]
  • Foster, J. 2007, Structrure and Fabric part 1, 7th. ed. Ed., Prentice Hall Harlow [ISBN: 9780131970946]
  • Foster, J., Harington, R. and Greeno, R. 2007, Structure and fabric : part 2, 7th. ed. Ed., Prentice Hall Harlow [ISBN: 9780131970960]
  • Hannon, M. 2003, Architectural Technology, 1st. ed. Ed., EEC Direct Toomevara, Co. Tipperary [ISBN: 1902148037]
  • Seeley, I. 1995, Building Technology, Palgrave McMillan Basingstoke [ISBN: 0333620960]
  • Thompson 1993, Introduction to Construction Drawing, E. Arnold London [ISBN: 0340568232]
  • Riley, M. & Cotgrave, A. 2013, Construction Technology 1: House Construction, 3rd ed. Ed., Palgrave & McMillan Basinstoke [ISBN: 1137030177]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
DK_EARCT_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 1 Mandatory
DK_ECTEC_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology 1 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 1 Mandatory
657 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology 1 Mandatory