Construction

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. This subject gives students a firm grounding in all the main  principles of construction including:


Part I - Construction Theory and Drawing

  • General principles  
  • Planning and Site Prepartation 
  • Substructure of a Domestic Dwelling 
  • Superstructure of a Domestic Dwelling 
  • Building Services 
  • Passive House Construction and Environmental Sustainablity 
  • Technical Drawings and 3D Models of Building Details


Part II - Practical Skills

  • Tools  
  • Processes


Part III - Course Work and Projects

  • Workshop/laboratory experiments  
  • Student projects

 


Students of Construction Studies use a unique range of skills in the design and production of a project in one of these four for assessment as part of their Leaving Certificate

  1. Furniture Production
  2. Heritage Buildings
  3. Construction Technology
  4. New Technologies

 

This project (25%) along with a practical skills test (25%) and a final written paper (50%) on the areas outlined above make Construction Studies a very diverse, interesting and challenging subject. It allows students to develop a true appreciation for the world of construction and provide them with an introduction to courses incorporating construction at third level and a possible career in one of the many facets of the subject.


We have a well equipped specialist room, furnished with 24 benches a large variety of hand tools and woodworking machines. This allows all students to experience the environment of a practical workshop situation.