Module Details
Module Code: 
CONT C2G01 
Module Title:

Set Construction, Measurement and Structures

Title:

Set Construction, Measurement and Structures

Module Level:: 
6 
Module Coordinator: 
Eoin Homan

Module Author:: 
Yvonne Finn

Module Description: 
The aims of the module are: (1) to provide students with a knowledge of the techniques, methods and practices used in the construction of sets (2) To introduce students to the concept of sustainable building materials (3) To create an understanding of structures and the performance requirements of framed sets (4) To provide an understanding of materials, properties, junctions and their interaction with modern set construction techniques (5) To equip the student with the mathematical skills required for the study of the course (6) To develop a knowledge and understanding of the basic structural design and detailing associated with set construction (7) To develop a knowledge and understanding of measurement procedures and estimating skills

Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to: 
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Learning Outcome Description 
LO1 
To provide students with a knowledge of the techniques, methods and practices used in the construction of sets and the understanding of structures and their performance requirements 
LO2 
To introduce students to the concept of sustainable building materials and to provide an understanding of materials, properties, junctions and their interaction with modern set construction and design 
LO3 
To provide students with a knowledge of how to measure and calculate the area and volume of regular shapes, distances, and angles of right and nonright angled triangles 
LO4 
To provide students with a knowledge of how to draw a shear force and bending moment diagram for statically determinate members 
LO5 
To provide students with a knowledge of how to calculate the section properties for symmetrical and nonsymmetrical sections (Tension/compression) 
LO6 
To provide students with a knowledge of how to analyse a simple truss using the method of sections and method of joints. 
Dependencies 
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed 
Corequisite Modules

No Corequisite modules listed 
Additional Requisite Information

No Co Requisites listed

Indicative Content 
Set construction Techniques
(a) Set construction techniques, methods and practices; (b) the understanding of structures and their performance requirements

Practical Scale Model Work
(a) Building practice / setting out (b) Materials handling and storage (c) Site safety. (d) Site visit to construction sets (e) Freehand Sketching through course related details

Materials properties
(a) properties and material science; (b) sustainable building materials

Measurement of Building Work for Set Production
(a) Measurement of simple film/stage set structure elements using current Agreed Rules of Measurement

Costing
(a) Plant costing (b) Cost of labour (c) Preparation of unit rates

Area and Volume
Perimeter, Area & Volume of Regular and Irregular Shapes

Trignometry
(a) Solution of right angled triangles (b) Solving triangles with the sin & cosine rules

Types of Structures
(a) Types of structural materials  timber, steel, concrete (b) Cables and Ropes (c) Types of structures: Arch, Planar Truss, Beam/Girder, Flat plate, Braced and Rigid Frames, Folded Plate and Shell Structures, Cable Suspended Structure, (d) Foundations connections to structures

Structural Loading
(a) Types of structural loads  Dead, Live, Dynamic, Wind, Earthquake, Thermal, Settlement (b) load paths in structures (c) Forces Acting in Structures (d) Safety

Theory of Structures
(a) Section properties: area, second moment of area, elastic modulus and radius of gyration (b) Shear force and bending moment diagrams (c) Theory of simple bending (d) Tension and compression members (e) Effective length and slenderness ratio (f) Axial capacity of compressive members (g) Analysis of pinned jointed frames (h) stiffness, stability, stress, strain

Module Content & Assessment

Assessment Breakdown  % 
Continuous Assessment  50.00% 
Project  50.00% 
AssessmentsFull Time
No End of Module Formal Examination 
Reassessment Requirement 
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.

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
Module Workload
Workload: Full Time 
Workload Type 
Workload Category 
Contact Type 
Workload Description 
Frequency 
Average Weekly Learner Workload 
Hours 
Lecture 

Contact 
Theory classes and relevant continuous in class assessments related to practical applications 
Every Week 
4.00 
4 
Lecture 

Contact 
Various projects applying theory learnt in relation to structures, costing and measurements 
Every Week 
4.00 
4 
Estimated Learner Hours 

Non Contact 
No Description 
Every Week 
3.00 
3 
Total Weekly Contact Hours 
8.00 
Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources 


hamlyn. hamlyn book of woodworking, 7th.

Stephen Emmitt,Christopher A. Gorse. (2009), Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, WileyBlackwell, p.728, [ISBN: 1405110554].

Peter Brett. (2004), Carpentry and Joinery, Nelson Thornes, p.464, [ISBN: 9780748785025].

Roger Greeno. (1995), Principles of Construction, Pearson Education, p.316, [ISBN: 0582230861].

Eugene Farrell,John A. McCarthy,Anthony McFeely. Homebond House Building Manual, [ISBN: 9780952361480].

A.V. Hore,J. Kehoe,R. McMullan,M.R. Penton. (1997), Construction 1, Red Globe Press, p.200, [ISBN: 0333649508].

Remi Anifowose,Francis C. Enemuo. (1999), Elements of Politics, Malthouse Press, p.385, [ISBN: 9780230580].

Agreed Rules of Measurement 4, 2009. Society of Chartered Surveyors and Construction Industry Federation.

Hassan Al Nageim,Frank Durka. (2003), Structural Mechanics, Pearson Education, p.361, [ISBN: 0582431654].

John Bird. Basic Engineering Mathematics, [ISBN: 1138673706].
 Supplementary Book Resources 


Jack Stroud Foster. Structure and Fabric, [ISBN: 0582218659].

Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2018), Construction Technology 1: House Construction, Red Globe Press, p.373, [ISBN: 9781352001891].

Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2014), Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, Red Globe Press, p.440, [ISBN: 9781137371690].

K.A. Stroud,Dexter Booth. (2013), Engineering Mathematics, Red Globe Press, p.1184, [ISBN: 1137031204].

Mario Salvadori. (2000), The Art of Construction, Chicago Review Press, p.160, [ISBN: 9781556520808].

R. Hulse,Jack Cain. (2000), Structural Mechanics, Red Globe Press, p.581, [ISBN: 0333804570].

R. Hulse,Jack Cain. (2009), Structural Mechanics: Worked Examples, Red Globe Press, p.304, [ISBN: 0230579817].

Surinder Singh Virdi,Roy Baker,Roy T. Baker,Narinder Kaur Virdi. Construction Mathematics, [ISBN: 9780415810784].

BJORN N. EGGEN SANDAKER (ARNE P. CRUVELLIER, MARK R.),Arne P. Eggen,Mark R. Cruvellier. The Structural Basis of Architecture, [ISBN: 1138651990].

H. Gulvanessian,JeanArmand Calgaro,Milan Holický. (2012), Designers' Guide to Eurocode, Inst of Civil Engineers Pub, p.190, [ISBN: 0727741713].
 This module does not have any article/paper resources 

Other Resources 




Khan Academy.

Statstutor Website.


West Point Bridge Design,


