Fundamentals for Building Construction Management (11483.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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. Evaluate and communicate how codes and risk assessment processes can be used to develop and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Larry Hu|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Larry Hu|
Berardi, U., 2013. Moving to Sustainable Buildings: Paths to Adopt Green Innovations in Developed Countries. Walter de Gruyter.
An electronic version of this textbook can be freely obtained from the University of Canberra. https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/302910?tab_body=toc
Virdi, Surinder S., Robert Waters (2017). Construction Science and Materials, 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-119-24505-6
An electronic version of this textbook can be obtained from https://www.wiley.com/en-au/Construction+Science+and+Materials%2C+2nd+Edition-p-9781119245056
Stevens, M. and Smolders, J., 2022. Understanding Australian Construction Contractors: A Guide for Emerging Professionals. Taylor & Francis.
You can find the information from: https://www.routledge.com/Understanding-Australian-Construction-Contractors-A-Guide-for-Emerging/Stevens-Smolders/p/book/9781032269474#
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Workshop assessment items are to be submitted at the completion of the workshop class.
Special assessment requirements
Students must achieve an overall unit mark of 50 % or higher to pass this unit.
Students must achieve at least 40% for the final test to be eligible to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
To gain the most from the unit is advised that students attend all lectures and workshops.
As the workshops have graded activities it is important students attend all weekly workshops so that the most can be gained from the learning activities and so that the workshop assessment item can be completed.
Required IT skills
All students are assumed to have basic computer and calculator skills.
For this unit a non-graphical and non-programable calculator is required for each student.
Work placement, internships or practicums