Structures and Construction 3B

Subject 702-309 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: -
Total Time Commitment:
  • Two 2 hour lectures per week; and
  • One 1 hour tutorial per week.

702-308 (ABPL30003) Structures and Construction 3A, or equivalent.

Corequisites: -
Recommended Background Knowledge: -
Non Allowed Subjects: 702-809 (ABPL00093) - Structures and Construction 3B
Core Participation Requirements: -


Mr Peter Ashford


Subject Overview:

This subject is an extension of the structural behaviour, design and construction detailing covered in Construction Technology 2A and Construction Technology 2B/Structural Systems. The structural design concepts are extended and related to the varying construction techniques required. More advanced aspects of design detailing, documentation and construction methods for the following:

  • Precast concrete building systems including tilt slab construction
  • Basements and site retention
  • Industrial pavements
  • Steel portal frames and steel frame systems

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Link structural design concepts and relate these to current construction practices
  • Interpret structural drawings and be conversant with engineering terminology
  • Communicate construction solutions by means of sketches and drawings
Objectives: -
  • One three-hour examination (70%)
  • Written and drawn assignments equivalent to not more than 2000 words (30%)

A minimum grade of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: -
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

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:

  • Proposal and evaluation of alternative construction systems.
  • Research and analysis of new construction methods and new products.
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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering & Bach of Planning & Design(Prop&Const)

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