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Construction Studies Outline

A two year course to Leaving Certificate comprising of:

Practical  Based Exam

Design & Make Project

Written/Theory/Drawing Exam

 

Practical  Based Exam Design & Make Project Written/ Theory/ Drawing Exam
Higher Level 25% 25% 50%
Ordinary Level 30% 30% 40%


Text Book – Construction Studies Today by Trevor Hickey – Gill & McMillan

Course Outline – Year One

▪       Choosing a Site

▪       Planning Permission

▪       House Design and layout

▪       The Building Team

▪       Concrete Production

▪       Foundations (Strip, Raft, etc)

▪       Walls (Cavity, Solid, Partition)

▪       Floors(Solid & Suspended)

▪       Roofs (Flat & Pitched)

▪       Windows & Doors

▪       Fireplaces & Chimneys

▪       Stairs (Timber)

 

Course Outline – Year Two

▪       Waste Disposal

▪       Above & Below Ground Drainage

▪       Plumbing

▪       Heating

▪       Electricity

▪       Condensation

▪       U-Values

▪       Design L.C. Project

▪       Produce L.C. Project and Folio of Design & Research work.

▪       Revision through Past Exam Papers

▪       Practice & Prepare for Practical Exam

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