Construction Technology 2A

Subject 702-237 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 702-137 Construction Technology 1A and 702-138 Construction Technology 1B.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Blair Gardiner
Subject Overview:

Documentation practices, construction principles, materials, techniques and detailing commonly used in residential and small scale commercial construction. Lectures incorporate: site analysis and site establishment, energy efficiency and waste management, construction systems, detailing principles, site works, footings and floor slabs, basements and waterproofing, concrete construction, steelwork, walls systems, façade systems, metal deck roofing and rainwater goods, detailing for moisture protection, water vapour, accommodating movement and constructability. Case studies will be examined.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Relate basic structural principles to medium-scaled commercial construction and architect-designed residential projects.

  • Understand a set of architectural and structural documentation.

  • Communicate construction proposals by means of sketches, drawings and/or models.

  • Understand basic construction principles and practice and be able to apply these in architect-designed medium-scaled projects.

Assessment: Assignments (eg. tutorial exercises, site reports, class presentations, construction drawings, including models) equivalent to 3000 words (60%), and one examination of two hours (40%). Assignments may relate to work undertaken in other subjects. Regardless of assignment results, a minimum grade of 40% must be achieved in the exam in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Building Construction Illustrated (Francis Ching)
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Effective participation as at team member.

  • Production and presentation of a report on construction practice.

  • Evaluating alternative construction solutions.

  • Research and analysis of construction methods and products.

  • Critical analysis and resolution of construction detailing.


Formerly available as 702-237 Construction Technology 2A. Students who have completed 702-237 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Bachelor of Planning and Design (Property and Construction)

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