Construction Regulation B (PG)

Subject 702-897 (2008)

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - 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: Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and one hour of tutorials or seminars per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 702-336/896 Construction Regulation A
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.

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Professor Jon Robinson
Subject Overview: Examination of how society can achieve its legitimate objectives in controlling how building standards in new buildings and existing buildings. Examination of how current regimes of Government control are structured, how they operate, where they are deficient, and the implications for professionals in the field. Existing Acts, Regulations and quasi-regulatory instruments, how the current privatised systems of building control operate, including the concept and practicalities of professional independence and the limited effectiveness of professional indemnity insurance. The relevance, structure, origins and future of the Building Code of Australia and associated Australian Standards. The relevance of planning controls. The processes of building control including checking of building documentation, issuing of building permits, inspection of works during construction, overseeing of commissioning of building systems, establishing ongoing regimes for building maintenance of essential services and issuing of occupancy permits.
Assessment: One three-hour examination (60%) and assignments totalling 2000 words (40%). A grade of at least 40% must be achieved in the final examination in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
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 be able to:
  • Appreciate the scope and limitations of construction regulations.
  • Understand the role of the building surveyor in the building permit process.
  • Understand the appeals process.
  • Understand the process of checking compliance in building documentation.
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

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