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Fundamentals for Building Construction Management (11483.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 1 DR   Larry   HU (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
    2021 Semester 1 DR   Larry   HU (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This subject introduces and develops the student's foundation academic and technical skills relevant to the building construction industry. Hands-on activities within the workshop environmental will assist in critical knowledge and skill development. The unit will also cover occupational health and safety principles, devices, systems, regulations, legislations and approaches used for developing and maintaining a safe work environment and a healthy career in the industry.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Define the physical and chemical properties of various materials used in the building construction industry;

2. Apply numerical processes to solve fundamental building construction management problems;

3. Develop and report on monitoring schemes used to assess the workplace environment; and

4. Communicate, through written means, how codes and risk assessment processes can be used to develop and maintain and safe and healthy work environment.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and 2 hours of laboratory class activities on campus per week.





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