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
What do I need to do this course?
Having studied Materials Technology Wood at Junior Cycle is important but not vital. A good knowledge of Technical Graphics is also a very beneficial prerequisite to Construction Studies.
Part I – Construction Theory and Drawing
- General principles
- Internal construction
- Services and external works
- Heat and thermal effects in buildings
- Illumination in buildings
- Sound in buildings
Part II – Practical Skills
Part III – Course Work and Projects
- Workshop/laboratory experiments
- Student projects
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.
Related Careers: Architecture, Auctioneering, Bricklaying, Building Management, Civil and Structural Engineer, DIY Person, Electrician, Heating and Ventilation Technician, Painter/Decorator & Plasterer