Construction Studies

Construction Studies - Leaving Cert only


Subject Overview


Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices. This is achieved through theoretical study and integrated practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes
 

Content
 

Part I - Construction Theory and Drawing
 

• General principles
• Substructure
• Superstructure
• Internal construction
• Services and external works
• Heat and thermal effects in buildings
• Illumination in buildings
• Sound in buildings
 

Part II - Practical Skills
 

• Tools
• Processes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part III - Course Work and Projects
 

• Workshop/laboratory experiments
• Student projects
 

Assessment
 

Construction Studies is assessed at both Ordinary level and Higher level by means of a terminal examination paper (50%), a practical test (25%) and a student project (25%). A revised syllabus, with the title Architectural Technology, has been prepared, but funding hasn't currently made available to proceed with implementation.
 

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