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Buildings Management (Maintenance & Conservation) / Bainistíocht Foirgneamh (Cothabháil & Caomhnú)


What is... Buildings Management?

Buildings management is about the maintenance, repair, upgrading and improvement of buildings. This includes a thorough understanding and knowledge of construction principles, techniques and methods of construction and conservation. It is designed to produce graduates who are capable of managing the successful completion of a building maintenance and conservation project in a professional manner guided by the acquired knowledge from this programme. Students will learn to apply the principles of business and finance, report writing, research, health and safety legislation and maintenance management systems. There is also a significant hands-on element whereby candidates will have the opportunity to sample skills associated with the construction industry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The upgrading and conservation of existing buildings is an area of opportunity for those interested in working within the built environment. Statistics show that the repair, maintenance and improvement of buildings account for €2 billion annually including approximately €1 billion spent in the residential sector. With the availability of grants and government support, there will be a growing need to maintain these buildings and graduates from this programme will be well placed to service these needs.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate standard, may have access to a range of other programmes in DIT or elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This full-time programme provides students with knowledge, skills and competencies in the management, maintenance and conservation of buildings. It offers a mixture of both practical and theoretical subjects which are designed to complement each other. The programme has a large element of practical modules. These modules cover Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Plastering, Painting & Decorating and Plumbing. There are also theoretical modules such as Site Safety and Construction Procedures, Conservation Awareness and Self Professional Development.

Module Listing

Year One

The programme comprises twenty two modules each of which will be accredited separately:

  • Construction Technology
  • Brick, Block & Stone
  • Mechanical Building Services
  • Site Safety & Construction Procedures
  • Research Design, Report Writing & Computer Skills
  • Mathematics & Financial Management.
  • Construction Drawing & CAD
  • Self Professional Development
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Plastering
  • Painting & Decorating

Year Two

  • Construction Technology
  • Mechanical Building Services
  • Conservation Awareness
  • Building Pathology
  • Electrical Systems
  • Major Project
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Air-conditioning Technology
  • Plastering Restoration
  • Building Energy & Resource Management Systems
  • Renewable & Sustainable Energy Technology

Further Information

School of Architecture

T: 01 402 2984 Eric Bates (Programme Chair)