Construction Technology 1


Construction Technology 1 will introduce the student to the materials, method and technologies involved in the design and construction of residential buildings and the wider context of housing development.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the construction process and recognise the relationship between the different stages of residential construction identifying any problems that may arise.

  2. Detail the construction of masonry, steel and timber frame residential buildings including bungalows, dormer, storey and-a-half and two-storey construction.

  3. Discuss and compare the advantages and disadvantages of masonry, timber and steel frame residential construction methods and materials.

  4. Design and detail low energy residential buildings and recognise their environmental impact.

  5. Recognise and describe the fire safety and accessibility requirements of residential buildings.

  6. Discuss and apply in a domestic housing context the requirements for planning permission and buildings regulation approval

  7. Discuss and apply in the context of domestic construction requirements for health and safety management and quality control

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%