Full Title:Construction Technology 3
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CNST E7009
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to familiarise students with advanced, innovative and sustainable construction, including retro-fitting. It also aims to develop a student's understanding of commercial building fit outs and specification writing.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Assess the key components in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
  2. Examine non-standard, sustainable and innovative construction technologies.
  3. Appraise the methods of retro-fitting buildings.
  4. Discuss the rationale for, and examine the techniques of, fitting out commercial buildings.
  5. Discuss approaches used in preparing specifications and prepare a specification for a building of conventional or advanced construction.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Modular systems including volumetric and panel systems; structural insulated panels; insulated concrete forms, hybrid systems, etc.
Sustainable construction technologies
Earth shelter; earth/clay including cob, adobe, rammed earth, CEB; straw bale etc.
Walls; roofs; floors; windows and doors; services etc.
Commercial fit outs
Rationale and approach to fit outs including modernisation, flexibility, sustainability and levels of fit out; Fit out components including walls, ceilings, floors, common areas and services.
Need for specification based on performance evaluation; Approaches to specifications including drawings, schedule of works, separate specification document etc.; Sources of specification information; Specification writing including appropriate terminology, numbering and document cross-referencing.
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 4 to 5 annotated sketches or drawings relating to MMC, innovative construction and commercial fit outs. 1,2,4 30.00 100 40 n/a 0
Written Report Report evaluating methods of retro-fitting buildings. 3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Written specification relating to commercial building works. 5 10.00 0 0 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 1,2,3,4,5 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 No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Smith R. 2011, Prefab Architecture: A Guide to Modular Design and Construction, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 0470275618]
  • Smith R. 2017, Offsite Architecture: Constructing the future, 1st edition Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 113882139X]
  • David A. Madsen (Author), David P. Madsen (Author) 2017, Modern Residential Construction Practices, 1 Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978-113828489]
  • Lawson M. 2014, Design in Modular Construction, 1st Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 0415554500]
  • Bere J. 2013, An Introduction to Passive House, RIBA Publishing [ISBN: V]
  • Kibert, C. 2016, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, 4th Ed. Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 1119055172]
  • Cotterell J. and Dadeby A. 2012, The Passivhaus Handbook: A practical guide to constructing and retrofitting buildings for ultra-low energy performance, Green Books [ISBN: 0857840193]
  • Roaf, S., Fuentes M. Thomas S. 2001, Ecohouse- A design guide, Butterworth Heinmann [ISBN: 0750649046]
  • Emmitt S. & Gorse C. 2005, Barry's advanced construction of buildings, Blackwell [ISBN: 1405110546]
  • Riley M. and Cotgrave A. 2013, Construction Technology 1: House Construction, 3rd Edition Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 9781137030177]
  • Riley M. and Cotgrave A. 2014, Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, 3rd Edition Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 978113737169]
  • Riley M. and Cotgrave A. 2011, Construction Technology 3: The Technology of Refurbishment and Maintenance, 2nd Edition Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 978023029014]
  • Construction Specification Institute 2011, The CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 0470635207]
  • McMorrough J. 2013, The Architecture Reference & Specification Book: Everything Architects Need to Know Every, Rockport Publishers [ISBN: 1592538487]
  • Rosen, H.,Kalin, M., Weygant, R. and Regener, J. 2005, Construction Specifications Writing, 6th Ed. Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9780470380369]
  • Willis, C. and Willis, J. 1997, Specification Writing for Architects and Surveyors, 11th Ed. Ed., Blackwell Science [ISBN: 9780632042067]
  • Styles, K & Bichard, A. 2012, Working Drawing Handbook, 4th Ed. Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9781135140243]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 6 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
DK_EARCT_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 6 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory