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Exciting Architectural Technology Exhibition Opens at IT Carlow

19/05/2014

More than 50 IT Carlow Architectural Technology students launched their end-of- year exhibition recently at the Institute of Technology Carlow. A wide variety of projects from each first to fourth year student is on display; this represents all aspects of the Architectural Technology course and includes houses (first year); environmental site layouts, a community centre and an apartment building (second year); office fit-out, energy upgrades and primary care centres (third year), historic building conservation and a project-based thesis on an environmentally sensitive school building design (fourth year).

The knowledge and skill gained by students as they progress through each year can be seen in the projects displayed and the technologies used. Students work with sustainable construction in all years; domestic scale masonry and timber frame in first year; structural timber and concrete frame in second year, steel in third year, and a specialised thesis in fourth year. Work displayed includes freehand sketches and drawings; models, and computer drawings produced using AutoCAD and Revit. Revit is the leading software for BIM (Building Information Modelling), which is the future for the construction industry and is used by IT Carlow Architectural Technology students from second to fourth year.

Commenting at the opening of the exhibition, Brian McQuaid, Head of the School of Engineering said “There is a bright future for Architectural Technologists dealing with challenges and continuing changes to building regulations, construction legislation and new technologies”.

The exhibition is currently running at IT Carlow and all are welcome.

Contacts:

Eleanor Heylin Kelly: Course Director, BSc (Ord.) in Architectural Technology eleanor.heylin-kelly@itcarlow.ie P: 059 9175469

Sujana Sudhir:  Course Director, BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology sujana.sudhir@itcarlow.ie P: 059 9175428

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For further information, contact:  Muirghin Brophy,
Communications Officer, IT Carlow T: 059 9175083, E: communications@itcarlow.ie