CVEN3005W Construction Practice

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces practical technology in the construction industry. Students will examine the different processes, capabilities, and performance outputs of construction practice and analyse the decision factors relating to the construction project's technical, safety, and economic considerations. This module will provide a range of technical concepts associated with construction projects.

Note: This module is for CDIC students only

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

• Define the concepts and process of information in construction practice.
• Investigate and evaluate the plant and equipment implemented within the construction projects
• Describe qualitative and quantitative construction management techniques, their uses, benefits and limitations
• Apply appropriate sources of information in construction practice and explain proper techniques to manipulate data in assessing the projects
• Evaluate the benefits of various management and technique skills by Performing a construction practice case study on a diverse scenario

Indicative Module Content:

1. Introduction to Construction Plant and Equipment
2. Cost and Productivity of Construction Practice
3. Ground Investigations and Characteristics of Soil and Rock
4. Site Clearance, Preparation, Earthwork, Dewatering
5. Soil Stabilisation and Under Pining
6. Structure Analysis and Steel Construction
7. Scraping and Grading
8. Excavation and Hauling
9. Slip form, Tilt-up, Concrete Pumping
10. Cranes and Ancillary Equipment
11. Demolition and Safety Management

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Construction Practice (OVSE3046W)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Continuous Assessment: In class activity Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Group Project: Case Study Week 9 n/a Graded No


Presentation: Presentation from Group Project Week 10 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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