CONS06013 2019 Applied Construction Technology 1

General Details

Full Title
Applied Construction Technology 1
Transcript Title
Applied Construction Technolog
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Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Timoney, Paul Donlon
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology SG_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology SG_SCONS_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

This workshop-based module will provide the student with an ability to identify and demonstrate various jointing techniques and apply the correct use and maintenance requirements of basic tools and equipment. It will also provide the student with the opportunity to learn, practice and develop the skills to set out, mark out and construct carpentry joinery work.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Apply the fundamental requirements of health and safety (code of practice) in the workshop environment


Identify and demonstrate various jointing techniques for joinery work Set out, mark out and construct joinery work


Create detailed and accurate woodwork/workshop drawings.


Develop an ability to plan practical tasks, identify problems and plan solutions showing correct use of time and materials.


Demonstrate proficiency in the operation and safe use of a range of power tools specified for the workshop environment.


Apply the correct use and maintenances requirements of basic tools and equipment


Demonstrate proficiency in timber preparation and the application of a suitable woodworking finish to selected projects.


Apply mathematical formula to construction related problems.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This workshop-based module will be delivered full‑time and incorporates several teaching strategies some of which include: lectures, drill & practice: visual instruction, hands-on and experiential learning. In this psychomotor domain, the learner will work on practical projects which are designed for independent and team-based learning.

Construction/workshop site visits will be used to support this workshop-based module.

Support for learning will also be provided using technical handouts, the whiteboard, practical demonstrations and the use of construction-related models/examples.

Moodle will provide educational materials, workshop/construction related videos and additional resources.

The Universal Design for Learning Framework will also be used to provide an inclusive learning environment.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.
Workshop practical tasks to be carried out in accordance with instructions.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

  1. Apply the fundamental requirements of health and safety (code of practice) in the workshop environment
  2. Introduction to tools and equipment.
  3. Apply the correct use and maintenances requirements of basic tools and equipment
  4. Developing practical skills and techniques through the manufacture of woodworking joints.
  5. Introduction to woodwork/workshop drawings and their application in the setting out of woodworking projects.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to plan practical tasks
  7. Set out, mark out and list materials used in construction work
  8.. Introduction to the operation and proper use of a range of power tools.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Supervision Design Workshop Practical Workshop 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 10.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-07-01 Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery
ISBN 0851932673 ISBN-13 9780851932675

This title provides all the information the reader will need to pass the City & Guilds level 1 diploma in carpentry and joinery.

Required Reading
2005 Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN UOM:39015065054408

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible. Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual is the UK bestseller and the one book every woodworker needs. This revised edition has been extensively rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations. It includes new products and techniques developed since the last edition. Every stage in crafting furniture and other decorative pieces are fully explained starting with the basics; the nature of wood, the tools required and setting up a workshop. The book then examines the principles of three-dimensional design from inspiration to construction. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing. The book also includes a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings.

Required Reading
2014-12-04 Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening
ISBN 1631860860 ISBN-13 9781631860867

Discusses the equipment and methods used for sharpening common woodworking tools.

Required Reading
2011 Construction Technology Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN 0435046829 ISBN-13 9780435046828

'Construction Technology' provides a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of the technology of domestic low-rise construction and principal associated legislation.

Recommended Reading
2005-03-04 Construction Technology Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405102101 ISBN-13 9781405102100

This new textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of the technology of low-rise construction. It includes sub-structure (site work, setting out and foundations) and superstructure (flooring, roofs, finishes, fittings and fixtures). The material here covers the first year course requirement of all courses on which construction technology is taught - no matter what the ultimate qualification. It offers tried and tested solutions to a range of construction problems and is organised following the sequence of construction. It will show what has been done in the past, demonstrating good practice - what works and what doesn't - and common faults. There are summaries of the more important BSI documents and reference to the latest building regulations. Lengthy explanations are avoided by relying heavily on hundreds of illustrations, pairing detail drawings with clear photographs to show real life construction situations. The supporting spreadsheet referred to in the book can be found at this link

Required Reading
2018 Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry
ISBN 1138296007 ISBN-13 9781138296008

Revised edition of: Manual of first & second fixing carpentry / Les Goring. 2007.

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