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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 

Sustainable Building Technology


Course Code:  5M5010 6M4989
Award Code(s):  5M5010 6M4
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is suitable for learners who wish to adjust to a changing construction industry by broadening their knowledge base into energy efficient building techniques. Learners are introduced to the fundamentals of green building technology with an emphasis on energy, insulation, conservation and sustainable living. Practical skills such as solar/photovoltaic panel installation, wind turbine technology, retro fitting of domestic buildings, green building technology, installation of insulation and energy upgrades are completed in order to build up the learners skill capacity in this area. No previous building experience is necessary.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Thermal Insulation Installation
Wood Fabrication
Renewable Energy Systems
Building Construction
Architectural Drawing
Computer Aided Draughting
(2D) Safety and Health at Work
Communications
Work Experience

Mathematics (Optional)

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
Metal Fabricator   Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer - Structural   Traffic Engineer  
Engineer   Surveyor  
Insulation Workers   Production Manager - Engineering  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Facilities Manager   Site Engineer  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Welder  
Industrial Insulator   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Gas Fitter   Building Technician  
Geomatics Surveyor   Stonemason  
Scaffolder   Plumber  
Plasterer   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Army Apprentice   Construction Plant Fitter  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Electrician  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Tiler/Fitter   Painter / Decorator  
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Geological Technician   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
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Environmental Chemist   Gas Engineer  
Hydrologist   Atmospheric Scientist  
Geoscientist   Energy Manager/Consultant  
Soil Scientist   Engineer - Water  
Engineer - Environmental   Environmental Consultant  
Engineer - Energy   Environmental Technician  
Environmental Health Officer   Environmental Officer  
Surveyor - Minerals / Mining    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
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