CONS06046 2019 Applied Construction Technology with Advanced Manufacturing 2

General Details

Full Title
Applied Construction Technology with Advanced Manufacturing 2
Transcript Title
Applied Construction Technolog
70 %
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 Loftus, Michael Sheridan
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 follows on from the previous semesters preparatory studies and projects to enable the student to select, design and fabricate a construction, carpentry, joinery or furniture-based project of their choice which will showcase their diverse skill set acquired to date. This project will combine multi-disciplinary elements of Information Technology, Construction Technology, Computer Aided Design, Health and Safety Management modules together with the students previous 3-semesters of Applied Technology module to allow them research, design, schedule and construct a project of significance.

Learning Outcomes

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


Assess and document the health and safety considerations appropriate to the working environment


Demonstrate the ability to research, plan, schedule and execute a project from receipt of initial project brief


Apply the knowledge acquired in theory and Applied studies to manufacture construction-detail, carpentry, joinery or furniture models


Demonstrate an appreciation of machine-based and off-site manufacturing


Demonstrate an understanding of material suitability in the selection of components used in the construction of student projects


Apply safe working practices when using CNC machines in a workshop environment.


Communicate technical information and instructions, and apply learned technical skills to new projects.


Demonstrate an ability to construct the geometry of parts on the computer using CAD / CAM package, decide upon a machining strategy, (simulate machining), post-process and machine using the code generated.


Demonstrate an ability to understand the role and function of G codes, machine set-up strategies and absolute and incremental programming.


Demonstrate an ability to produce graphic simulation to display the machining operations and set up and machine the programmed parts.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module is delivered using a combination of online resources, workshop‑based instruction and project fabrication. Moodle will be used to provide educational and reference material with links provided to upload supplementary reports on completed projects. The specific requirements of individual projects necessitates a high level of supervision of project design stage and one‑to‑one support during project development and are considered the core elements of the learning strategy employed. This multi‑faceted approach is expected to address student learning needs.  

Module Assessment Strategies

100% Continuous assessment

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous assessment

Module Dependencies

CONS06045 201900 Applied Construction Technology with Advanced Manufacturing 1

Indicative Syllabus

Integration of Health and Safety Management in the workplace

Scheduled computer laboratory access to facilitate Internet and computer application resources in the research, design, scheduling and graphical representation of student projects and reports.

Implementation of Manufacturing principles in project development. 

Application of mechanical processes where possible/desirable in preference to traditional methods in project fabrication.

Customised jigs and formwork specific to individual projects.

· Geometry creation using graded introductory exercises.

· Class projects consisting of programmes progressing in complexity.

· Creation of tool paths for contours, pocketing, roughing and finishing operations.

· Tool and Work Material selection.

· Post Processing to produce CNC Milling programmes..

· Importing files from other CAD applications.

· Safe start-up and operation of CNC Machines.

· Manual Operation of CNC milling machines.

· Importation of machining code files.

· Graphical Simulation of machining files.

· Machining of parts.




Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Interim presentation Continuous Assessment Written Report/Essay 15 % Week 7 1,2,5
2 Project completion Continuous Assessment Project 70 % End of Semester 3,4
3 CNC project Continuous Assessment Assignment 15 % End of Semester 6,7,8,9,10

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical/Laboratory Computer Laboratory Main project 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop/Seminar Design Workshop Main project 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-directed learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-09-18 Design of Wood Structures-ASD/LRFD McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 0071745602 ISBN-13 9780071745604

THE DEFINITIVE WOOD STRUCTURE DESIGN GUIDE -- FULLY UPDATED Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest codes and standards, the seventh edition of this comprehensive resource leads you through the complete design of a wood structure following the same sequence of materials and elements used in actual design. Detailed equations, clear illustrations, and practical design examples are featured throughout the text. THIS NEW EDITION: Conforms to the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) Addresses the new 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) Contains dual-format Allowable Stress Design/Load and Resistance Factor Design (ASD/LRFD) specifications, equations, and problems Includes ASCE/SEI 7-10 load provisions DESIGN OF WOOD STRUCTURES--ASD/LRFD, SEVENTH EDITION, COVERS: Wood buildings and design criteria Design loads Behavior of structures under loads and forces Properties of wood and lumber grades Structural glued laminated timber Beam design Axial forces and combined loading Wood structural panels Diaphragms Shearwalls Wood connections Nailed connections Bolts, lag bolts, and other connectors Connection details and hardware Diaphragm-to-shearwall anchorage Advanced topics in lateral force design

Recommended Reading
2014-12-18 Modern Cabinetmaking
ISBN 1631260715 ISBN-13 9781631260711

Modern Cabinetmaking is a comprehensive text that focuses on the techniques used by custom cabinetmakers and home woodworkers. While still providing classic coverage, the text has been thoroughly revised to include the latest in technology, materials, and processes such as CNC, 32 mm systemconstruction, ready-to-assemble casework, and grinding and sharpening. This edition includes many new photos and diagrams showing updated technology and techniques. A chapter on employment introduces students to the careers related to cabinetmaking skills, and a chapter discussing industrialorganizations helps students learn how to get more involved.

Recommended Reading
2006 Modern Woodworking Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
ISBN 1590704819 ISBN-13 9781590704813

Modern Woodworking is a comprehensive text designed to meet the needs of both beginning and advanced woodworking classes. This text provides full coverage of standard woodworking procedures, as well as new methods, tools, and materials. Safety is strongly stressed throughout the book, with particular emphasis given to explanation of OSHA and EPA regulations as they apply to woodworkers.

Recommended Reading
2010-05-01 Practical Activities Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 1408506483 ISBN-13 9781408506486

Providing Building and Construction students as well as practitioners in a wide array of woodworking occupations with an in-depth knowledge of basic methods and principles. This is an essential resource for students studying Construction Diplomas and NQVs, but is also a valuable tool for individuals working as site carpenters, bench joiners, form workers, maintenance carpenters, shop fitters and wood machinists.

Recommended Reading
1996 Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual Collins
ISBN 0004140052 ISBN-13 9780004140056

This new and revised edition is the most comprehensive and illustrated book on woodworking. It covers woodworking tools, raw materials, techniques and constructions, veneering and marquetry, use of glass, metal and leather, and much more.

Recommended Reading
2000 Roofs and roofing Construction Research Communications Ltd

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Breyer, D., Fridley, K., Cobeen, K., Pollock, JR., , D., (2014). Design of Wood Structures-ASD/LRFD. McGraw-Hill Education.

Umstattd, D., Davis, W., Molzahn, A., (2014). Modern Cabinetmaking

Wagner, H., Kicklighter, E., (2006). Modern Woodworking. Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher.

Brett, P., (2010). Practical Activities. Oxford University Press, USA.

Jackson, A., Day, D., Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual. Collins.

 H., (2000). Roofs and roofing. 2nd Edition. Construction Research Communications Ltd.

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