Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2x2 hour lecture per week; 1x1 hour tutorial per week |
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Peter Ashford
Commercial construction can take many forms and often includes a multitude of complex systems with specific plant and equipment requirements. These commercial buildings can include high, medium or low rise office or apartment buildings, hospitals and institutional buildings, shopping centres, sporting facilities and warehouse industrial sheds. Each project has characteristic structural forms and resultant methods of construction. This subject investigates the various structural design concepts and their influence on construction. The topics covered include the interpretation of steelwork drawings and specifications, steel frame buildings and wide span industrial sheds, warehouse concrete pavements, basement construction and site retention methods, piling systems and construction methods to suit various geotechnical conditions, tilt slab construction methods, precast concrete building systems. Construction detailing and constructability are the key issues covered within each topic together with organisation of the construction process and hybrid construction systems.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
A minimum mark of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.
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Course notes / reader available from the university bookshop
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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On successful completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer primarily for technical construction product information and for the LMS.
Construction major |
Environments Discipline subjects
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Construction Technologies and Principles
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