Advanced Construction

Subject ABPL40005 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2x2 hour lecture per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: The following subjects are pre-requisites:
Study Period Commencement:
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Study Period Commencement:
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Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: 702-653 (ABPL00010) - Advanced Construction (PG)
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website :


Assoc Prof Peter Ashford


Environments and Design Student Centre
T: +61 3 8344 6417/9862
F: +61 3 8344 5532
Subject Overview:

Topics are selected from and may include:

  • the rehabilitation and recycling of existing buildings, concrete repair and protection coveringinvestigation 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;
  • 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 the 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 three-hour examination (70%)
  • Written and drawn assignments equivalent to not more than 2000 words (30%)

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

Prescribed Texts: None specified
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:

  • research and analysis of new construction methods and new products;
  • effective participation as a team member;
  • critical analysis and resolution of construction related problems.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Property and Construction
Bachelor of Property and Construction (Honours)

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