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
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, a practical test and a student project.
A revised syllabus, with the title Architectural Technology, has been prepared. Implementation of revised syllabuses in the four technology subjects at Leaving Certificate will commence on a phased basis from September 2007.