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CAD & SolidWorks

  • Subject Planning
  • CAD & SolidWorks
  • Thermal Insulation Requirements
Gif Construction Studies - Exploring Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Printed copies of the book can be ordered by contacting Vladimir in Laois Education Centre.


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A Guide to Subject Inspection at 2nd Level (500 Kb)
Subject specific queries should be sent to



CAD Software (SolidWorks) - (For Irish 2nd level schools with students studying a technology subject).

There is currently an agreement in place between Dassault Systèmes and the Department of Education & Skills which gives Irish 2nd level schools who have students studying a technological subject access to the educational version of the SolidWorks Software. If your school already has a licence for SolidWorks 2009 then it should have received an upgrade to the 2015 version of the Software. If you have not received an upgrade please contact Solid Solutions Ireland. The SolidWorks Software is a powerful design and communication tool that has many applications across all the technology subjects including Construction Studies, Engineering, LC Technology, Materials Technology (Wood), Metalwork, Technical Graphics and JC Technology.

Please use the order form only if your school is ordering the SolidWorks Software for the 1st time.  

SolidWorks Order Form





Achieving the Thermal Insulation Requirements for Walls, Floors & Roof Spaces..

A wide variety of approaches are used in the constructions of key structural aspects of buildings to minimise heat loss as prescribed by the Building Regulations, Part L 2008. T4 developed a set of typical building details which may be useful to teachers to support students is their study of Construction Studies and its associated assessment.

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CAD Computer Specifications

Details of the Computer specifications for CAD Computers available through the DES 2015 hardware grant for schools for use in DCG can be found under the CAD & SolidWorks link on the left of the screen.


Updated Room Layouts

Updated Room Layouts for Post Primary Schools are currently available in both CAD and PDF format from the DES website.


New JC & LC Technology Books

Golden Key Publishers, who published “Technology for Leaving Certificate” in 2015 have informed us that “Technology for Junior Certificate” by Paul Enright will be available in August 2016 .


ICT for teaching & Learning

Example of a flipped learning approach in a Tech Graphics class.