CONS06034 2019 Domestic Construction Technology

General Details

Full Title
Domestic Construction Technology
Transcript Title
Domestic Construction Technolo
N/A %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Pat Carter, Sean McGagh, Leigh McLoughlin, Ruairi ODriscoll, Colin Birney, Morgan Smyth
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology SG_CCONS_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 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_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_SCONS_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

This module introduces students to the construction elements of small domestic buildings including internal/external walling, upper floors/stairs, roofs, completions and finishes. It gives students the skills and vocabulary necessary to apply the knowledge to describe and quantify a small domestic building. 


Learning Outcomes

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


Appreciate the application of the building regulations with regards to external and internal walls of a small domestic two storey building.


Demonstrate a knowledge of upper floor and stair construction of a small domestic two storey dwelling.


Explain typical domestic construction details of a pitched roof structure including finishes and rainwater goods.


Identify different types of floor wall and ceiling finishes used in a small domestic building.


Outline the typical types of internal and external completions (doors/windows/screens) in a small domestic building. 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through classroom lectures.

Moodle will be used to direct and manage the learning process with the post of lecture notes, discussion forums, Additional resources such as support documentation and links to other on-line resources.

Moodle will also be further used as a means of assessment, utilising online quizzes, for the uploading of assignments and reports.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 40% Continuous Assessment and 60% Final exam

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. External walls - Including relevant building regulations, cavity walls, forming cavities, wall ties. insulation, external brick/block (including ornamental brick), DPC's, cavity trays, openings in walls, cills, lintels, cavity closers, cold bridging details, air tightness, fire prevention, 
  2. Internal walls - Including relevant building regulations, Internal block walls, lightweight block walls, timber stud partitions, angled and curved walls, DPC's, openings with internal walls, cold bridging details, air tightness, fire prevention, 
  3. Upper floors - Including relevant building regulations, floor joists, floor trimmers, herringbone strutting, solid bridging, floor decking, precast upper floors, cold bridging details, air tightness, fire prevention, 
  4. Pitched roof (basic roof systems);  Including relevant building regulations, wall plates, rafters, collar ties, hangers, ridge boards, facias, soffits, struts, runners, insulation, breathable roof membrane, roof coverings, rain water disposal, cold bridging details, air tightness, fire prevention, 
  5. Floor, Wall and Ceiling Finishes - internal and external render finishes, screeds, levelling compounds, tanking, surface treatments, timber floors, tile, slab and mosaic finishes, flexible sheet finishes, plasterboard types and finishes.
  6. Wall completions including internal doors, door frames and linings, windows, and ironmongery.
  7. Domestic Timber Stairs - threads, risers, balustrading, handrails, newel posts.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2012 Homebond House Building Manual
ISBN 0952361485 ISBN-13 9780952361480
Recommended Reading
2016-04-14 Building Construction Handbook Routledge
ISBN 9781317442165 ISBN-13 1317442164

Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on the latest technologies used in domestic construction. Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Recommended Reading
2017 Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book
ISBN 1138698369 ISBN-13 9781138698369

The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor s Pocket Book has been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2, and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features and updates included in this new edition: An up to date analysis of NRM1,2 & 3 Measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format Changes in procurement practice Changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work Reflects the increased use of NEC3 form of contract The impact of BIM This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer s budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above. "

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources

Other Resources

Library databases.

Additional Information