Advanced Construction (Masters)

Subject 702-653 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

On campus and site visits

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of lectures/seminars/tutorials and site visits per week totalling 150 hours.
Total Time Commitment: 150 hours
Prerequisites: 702-308 (ABPL30003) Structures, Construction 3A, 702-309 (ABPL30004) Structures and Construction 3B or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 702-411 (ABPL40005) - Advanced Construction
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 Peter Ashford
Subject Overview:

Topics are selected from and may include:

  • The rehabilitation and recycling of existing buildings
  • Concrete repair and protection covering investigation techniques and repair methods
  • Strengthening of existing structures
  • The development, form and structural behaviour of spatial structures including space frames, cable supported and tension membranes with an emphasis on buildability and construction detailing
  • Facade construction including architectural, performance and detailing, and structural and mullionless glazing systems [UGH]
  • High performance concrete including construction of superflat concrete ground slabs, fibre reinforcement technology and admixtures
  • Ultra high performance concrete and marine structures

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Link structural design concepts and relate these to current construction practices
  • Communicate construction solutions by means of sketches and drawings
  • Propose and evaluate alternative construction systems
  • One 3-hour examination (70%)
  • Written and drawn assignments equivalent to not more than 2000 words (30%)

Regardless of assignment results, a minimum grade of 40% must be achieved in the 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 this subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
  • Research and analyse new construction methods and new products;
  • Participate effectively as a team member;
  • Critically analyse and resolve construction related problems.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Construction Management
Master of Planning and Design (Coursework)

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