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Course Code:
CR052
Title:
Construction
College:
Cork Institute of Technology
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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Building, Construction & Property
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This course aims to give students a sound understanding of the principles of construction and construction materials, together with a good appreciation of management skills and the economics of the industry.



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The technician role involves: The construction of buildings, processing information, assessing the qualities of materials, selection of building materials, ensuring quality in the building process, communication in word and graphics, using IT, assisting in the costing and cost control of the building project. Follow on Diploma available 

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Essential Module Requirements:

C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or LCE Maths


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