Australian Building Analysis

Subject 702-635 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two lectures and one tutorial a week or the equivalent
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 702-431 Australian Architecture and admission to a post-BPD course.
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:


Professor Miles Lewis
Subject Overview:

An introduction to analysis of Australian buildings and their technology. Historical investigation from primary sources. The philosophy of conservation and the main avenues for researching buildings. Development of skills in the documentary and physical investigation of buildings including materials, patents, paint and wallpaper analysis.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

    Assessment: Exercises (drawn and/or written) to the equivalent of not more than 5000 words.
    Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Physical Investigation of a Building (M Lewis), Melbourne, 1989
    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:


      Available 2007 and alternate years thereafter.

      Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma Planning & Design(Architectural History & Conservation)
      Master of Architecture
      Master of Architecture(by Coursework)
      Postgraduate Diploma in Planning & Design (Arch.History & Conservation)

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