Conservation Materials

Subject ABPL90300 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

November, 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: 20 hours: 10 hours of lectures; 10 hours of class work or site visits.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
Prerequisites: None specified.
Corequisites: none specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: Office experience with a conservation practitioner.
Non Allowed Subjects: none specified
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 :


Prof Miles Lewis


Environments and Design Student Centre
T: +61 3 8344 6417/9862
F: +61 3 8344 5532
Subject Overview: The characteristics and problems of the materials of historic buildings including stonemasonry; clay products; lime, cement and concrete; timber; and metals; and of conservation materials including stainless steel, epoxies, and membranes.
Objectives: To give the ability to propose solutions for physical problems including decay, disintegration, structural failure, dampness, corrosion, and discolouration.
  • up to four written and illustrated reports totalling 3000 words or equivalent 50% due during intensive teaching period;
  • two hour written examination 50% at the end of the intensive teaching period.
A pass requires a mark of at least 50% overall and at least 40% in each of the two components
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: Understanding of the characteristics and relative compatibility of building materials.
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Master of Planning and Design (Architectural History & Conservation)CW

Download PDF version.