Building and Construction Studies 3 (7824.6)
|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 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Appraise and formulate building and construction methods, issues, and principles for tall and complex building;
2. Differentiate the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards and planning requirements for tall and complex building;
3. Analyse and propose alternate methodologies for construction productivity and achieving enhanced building performance; and
4. Appraise issues concerned with managing demolition and hazardous materials, and work place health and safety for tall and complex building.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
AIB and AIQS Requirements for Graduates
The AIB (Australian Institute of Building) and AIQS (Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors) have requirements and expectations for graduates from an accredited course. These have been shown below to assist the student as to the importance placed on generic skills by the accrediting bodies. These can also be found on their respective websites www.aib.org.au and www.aiqs.com.au. Further information regarding the building and quantity surveying professions is also available on these websites and represent a valuable source of information.
AIB Benchmark Standards for Graduates
The AIB encourages course and curriculum design to develop graduate attributes in contexts including the following, as referred to in the AIB Standards of Accreditation, Academic Standards Booklet.
- Creative, Reflective and Critical Thinking
- Lifelong Learning
- Knowledge Skills
- Use of Technology
- Social Responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility
- Professional Responsibility
AIQS Requirements for Graduates
The academic content for this unit forms part of the attainment of the AIQS skills and attributes for a Quantity Surveyor graduate as referred to in the AIQS Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Engineers.
- Communication Skills
- Personal and Interpersonal Skills
- Business and Management Skills
- Professional Practice
- Computer and Information Technology
- Construction Technology
- Construction Law and Regulation
Prerequisites7823 Building and Construction Studies 2.
|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 Amy Wei|
- Michael Chew Yit Lin (2017) Construction Technology for Tall Buildings (5th Edition)
National Construction Code NCC Volume 1 (2019 & 2022)
(Note: Online access to the NCC Volume 1 – 2019 is free upon registration.)
Foster, J.S., Harrington, R. and Greeno, R., Structure and Fabric Part 2, 7th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007
Allen, E., Iano, J. (2008). Fundamentals of Building Construction, Materials and Methods, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Available on short loan in the library).
Students should be aware that this course is designed as a face to face unit (including remotely delivered on-line classes), however, some material will be provided online due to public holidays. Non-attendance at lectures and tutorials is likely to severely disadvantage learning outcomes.
Students who attend campus for classes or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Required IT skills
Microsoft word, excel. Familiarity with online search engines.
Work placement, internships or practicums