International Construction

Subject ABPL90277 (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 2, 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: 2x2 hours of lectures/seminars per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: The following subjects are pre-requisites:
Study Period Commencement:
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Not offered in 2011
Not offered in 2011
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
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.

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Dr Victor Chen


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview: This subject investigates construction technologies and management practices under various country environments with an emphasis on the strategic selection of construction technologies and methods according to specific social, economic, legal, and technological contexts and regional traditions. The topics covered include global construction market and environment, foreign market entry barriers and strategies, Australian contractors in foreign markets, impact factors for construction technology selection and method formulation, construction practices in major regional markets (North America, Middle East, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe), and success factors in international construction projects.
Objectives: The objectives include:
  • to study, compare and evaluate alternative construction technologies and methods used in different countries and regions;
  • to understand the complexity in construction technology selection;
  • to understand the contingency relationship between construction technologies and country environments;
  • to become familiar with international construction related technology and management terminology.
  • One two-hour examination (40%) due end of semester.
  • One assignment to the equivalent of 1500 words (30%) due mid semester.
  • One assignment to the equivalent of 1500 words (30%) due end of semester.
  • Regardless of assignment results, a minimum mark of 40% has to be achieved in the examination in order to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts: None specified
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Construction Management
Master of Construction Management

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