Documentation for Landscape Architecture

Subject 705-397 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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: Four hours of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work a week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 705-195 Landscape Materials, 705-296 Site Engineering and 705-273 CAD in Landscape Architecture.
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:


Dr Sidh Sintusingha
Subject Overview:

This subject provides instruction in construction documentation for landscape architecture. The principles of preparing plans and specifications for use in implementing landscape architectural designs are covered in this subject. This includes the preparation of site protection, demolition, grading, irrigation, layout and planting plans, construction details, written specifications and cost plans.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Be familiar with typical construction documentation methods required in landscape architectural offices.

  • Produce a construction documentation package for landscape architectural projects, including title sheet preparation, protection/demolition plans, grading plans, irrigation plans, layout plans and planting plans, construction details, written specifications and cost plans.

Assessment: Graphic construction documentation set for landscape architecture, written specifications and cost plans equivalent to 3000 words (60%); interim progress of graphic construction documentation set (20%); oral presentation and report equivalent to 1000 words on landscape architecture documentation packages of built projects (20%).
Prescribed Texts: TBC
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:

  • Technical drawing skills.

  • Writing skills with application to design projects.

  • Skills in analysis and review of technical writing and drawings.

  • Ability to identify the information that needs to be contained in a construction documentation package.

  • Ability to graphically present fundamental information contained in a construction documentation package.

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