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Module Code: CEN201
Module Title: Construction Methods
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
1. Introduction to modern construction methods.

2. Planning and costing of construction projects.

3. Health and safety in construction.

4. Construction setting out methods.

5. Incorporation of sustainability into construction.
Learning outcomes 
Knowledge and Understanding

A demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following Construction methods:

o Foundations (spread foundations and piles)

o Reinforced Concrete (rebar and formwork)

o Structural Steel (bolted and welded connections)

o Masonry

o Timber

o Temporary works

B demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of a construction plan and construction sequencing

C demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safe construction methods, Risk assessments & Method statements.

D be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of project, team and time management skills

Intellectual Abilities

E show experience and enhancement of setting out skills (levels and line offsets).

F show experience and skill enhancement of project planning & costing

Practical Skills

G show experience and skill enhancement from construction site visits

H show experience and skill enhancement of planning using appropriate techniques, including health and safety and sustainability

General Transferrable Skills

I show experience and skill enhancement of report writing
Method of teaching and learning 
The module is taught through formal lectures, class tutorials and site visits.

1. Stakeholders, project delivery methods, sustainability

2. Health and safety in construction

3. Construction project planning

4. Excavation, Foundations and Earthworks

5. Concrete construction

6. Temporary works

7. Special construction techniques (i.e. craneage)

8. Steel construction

9. Masonry construction

10. Timber construction
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 24     6  30    15  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 60.00
2 Health And Safety 3 Cw Exercises Construction Planning 20.00
3 Setting Out 2 Cw Exercises Construction Site Visit Eports 2 20.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:37:30 AM