Building and Construction Studies 1 (8518.3)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|School Of Management||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Residential construction, technology, terminology and detail design of typical residential buildings. Footings, floor, wall and roof framing, cladding, windows and doors, finishes and joinery. Interpreting architectural drawings, environmental and OH and S principles, and sketching construction details. Tape measurement and site set out.
Learning outcomes1. Interpret technical drawings and simple building plans.
2. Understand the interrelationship, behaviour and function ofcomponents in residential buildings.
3. Understand traditional construction methods, terminology and detailsfor residential buildings. Consider the concepts of constructionsequencing and planning for domestic construction.
4. Describe different residential construction systems.
5. Determine sizes for footings, floor, wall and roof framing.6. Develop construction details in accordance with the requirements ofthe Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards.
6. Develop construction details in accordance with the requirements ofthe Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards.
7. Sketch typical construction details both free hand and use elementaryCAD package.
8. Identify and locate appropriate building services.
9. Triangulate and use tape measurement for basic site set out.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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
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Duncan. G, Watson M.P, West.S & Ben-Nissan.B (2008). OZBuild, A Compendium of
Australian Domestic Construction, ISBN 9787-0-9751488-2-2, The Associates E Press.
National Construction Code or Building Code of Australia (BCA), Volume 2 (any edition
from 2009 is acceptable) Australian Uniform Building Regulations Co-ordinating
Council. Refer to Moodle for the link to register for free access to the building code on line.
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).
Foster, J.S., Structure and Fabric Part 1, Batsford, London, 1983. (Available on short loan in
Staines, A, The Australian House Building Manual, Pinedale Press, 4th edition 2004
Additional references may be given out during the course of the lectures if the relevance is to
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
It is a requirement that all assessment items be handed in and a grade of 50% attained in order to pass this unit.
NOTE: Tutorial Quizzes are not assessable. These are for teaching purposes and testing student progress. The Lecturer will go through the answers to the quizzes in the tutorials.
Please note that this unit is designed for face-to-face delivery. This means that students who do not attend classes regularly will be at a disadvantage in terms of information, learning and feedback.
Required IT skills
It is assumed that you have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spread sheet programs, internet browsers and search engines. You are also assumed to be familiar with Moodle and are advised to access the site regularly. If you feel that you do not have adequate skills, please discuss this with the Course or Unit Convenor.
Work placement, internships or practicums