Advanced Construction Technology

Subject ABPL90010 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours of lectures/seminars/tutorials and site visits per week
Total Time Commitment: 150 hours

The following subjects must be completed prior to taking this subject:

  • 702-308 Structures and Construction 3A OR ABPL30038 Concrete Structures and Construction
  • 702-309 Structures and Construction 3B OR ABPL30046 Structures and Construction Systems
  • ABPL90292 Construction Principles OR ABPL90293 Commercial Construction
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Not offered in 2011
Not offered in 2011
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: The following is a non-allowed subject:
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.
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Assoc Prof Peter Ashford


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

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 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 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.
Related Course(s): Master of Construction Management
Master of Construction Management

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