Conservation Technology

Subject ABPL90299 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview: The physical and engineering aspects of the remediation, stabilisation and waterproofing of historic buildings.
Objectives: To give the ability to recognise physical problems, undertake simple calculations, design remedial measures, and to brief specialist consultants where necessary.
Assessment: Up to four written and illustrated reports based upon physical inspections due throughout intensive teaching period, totalling 6000 words (or equivalent), 100%.
Prescribed Texts: John Ashurst [ed], Conservation of Ruins, London, 2007.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: The diagnosis of structural and physical problems.
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Master of Design (Heritage)

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