The FES course in Dublin started in September 2015 and was completed in November 2015. It was carried out with a range of construction workers attending either an evening or a day option.
The course takes a hands-on approach to learning, with classroom activities using videos, group discussions, poster work and demonstration work. It is not an academic course, so do not expect essays or long written assignments, however there is some writing (or drawing) required. Remember pictures can paint a thousand words!
- identify why we need to achieve quality low energy building
- investigate what is needed in quality low energy building
- how can quality low energy building be achieved
The course will look at the following topics:
- thermal bridging,
- continuous insulation
- controlled ventilation.
It is also important to know how to provide efficient and successful communication on and off site between all trades and professions.
We asked the construction workers a few questions and here are a few of their responses:
Question: Would you recommend this course to other construction workers?
Answer: Yes – all could learn something from other’s experience when discussing and sharing
Question: How can the course be improved?
Answer: More on site work and demonstrations with onsite training to show how to use some of these new products, i.e. air tight barrier and air tight tape
Question: What was especially good about the course?
Answer: It was very good for awareness about working all trades together (planning the job) communicating better together. Improving the quality of the work and having pride in your work
This is an interactive course and fits all levels of expertise, whether you are classed as general operatives, craftspeople or site supervisors/foremen.
You now have an opportunity to attend the FES course as part of Phase 2 of the FES course. To apply click on HERE