Module Details

Module Code: CONT C2G01
Module Title: Set Construction, Measurement and Structures
Title: Set Construction, Measurement and Structures
Module Level:: 6
Credits:: 10
Module Coordinator: Eoin Homan
Module Author:: Yvonne Finn
Domains:  
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:
# 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 non-right 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 non-symmetrical 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
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite 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 Assessment50.00%
Project50.00%

Assessments

Full Time

Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 50
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Throughout the year students will complete short in class tests relating to theoretical and practical work as being completed during that phase of the project.
Project
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 50
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
All encompassing projects that apply construction, measurement, costing, calculations and structural theory by designing, making and testing to breaking different types of load bearing structures
No Practical
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, Wiley-Blackwell, p.728, [ISBN: 1-4051-1055-4].
  • 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: 0-333-64950-8].
  • Remi Anifowose,Francis C. Enemuo. (1999), Elements of Politics, Malthouse Press, p.385, [ISBN: 978-0-230-580].
  • 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: 0582-21865-9].
  • 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,Jean-Armand Calgaro,Milan Holick√Ĺ. (2012), Designers' Guide to Eurocode, Inst of Civil Engineers Pub, p.190, [ISBN: 0727741713].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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