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Architecture Technology 1 (8397.4)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Design & Architecture

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    • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (161187) - View
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    Syllabus

    This unit addresses tectonics in small to medium scale architecture. The focus is on timber and steel and the relationship between the properties of these materials with the space, structure, cladding, building form and methods of construction. Students will examine different timber and steel structural systems, construction detailing and related services. Students explore the opportunities and complexities of the interrelationship between design and construction through the application of timber and steel structural systems to the design of small or medium scale buildings and building components. Principles investigated in the Technology Laboratory unit are expanded upon in this exploration.

    Learning Outcomes

    DESCRIPTION:

    1. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: Identify small to medium scale building construction systems;

    2. Describe the material characteristics and associated construction techniques and detailing of timber and steel;

    3. Relate the history of timber and steel construction and infer its relevance to the present;

    4. Explain the interrelationship between design, materials and construction of timber and steel structural systems;

    5. Apply timber and steel structural systems to the design of small or medium scale buildings; and

    6. Devise basic building components in timber and steel to solve small or medium scale building designs.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    8335 Technology Laboratory

    Corequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    None

    Incompatible Units

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    Equivalent Units

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