The Property and Construction industries play an important role in the creation and transformation of our built environments. In this subject, students are introduced to the processes involved in property development and construction projects and the roles, responsibilities of and relationships between the various professionals and other industry stakeholders. Students with an understanding of the historical background to engineering, architectural design, and materials relevant to construction that has led to the development of the modern industry and its methods and organisation. Interaction with industry partners will provide a contemporary view of relevant issues, such as the application of technologies in the industry and the introduction of other innovative practices.
|Academic unit:||Bond University College|
|Subject title:||Transforming Places|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||As successful completion of this subject is heavily dependent on attendance at all sessions (lectures and seminars), attendance will be monitored. Most sessions build on the content of the previous one. It is difficult for a student to recover if a session is missed. It is the responsibility of the student to catch up on any content missed, collect any materials handed out and complete set work outside class. It is also necessary for students to engage proactively and contribute positively to discussions, analysis and case studies. The assessments are an important part of developing the knowledge and understanding required to fulfil the minimum requirements of this subject. In addition to face to face contact time on campus, students should plan to spend minimum of 84 hours undertaking preparation/out of class work/personal study for this subject. This is intended as a general guide only for workload planning. More time may be required depending on the student's comprehension of the content delivered in class and aptitude for the subject. Please note that subsequent subjects assume the student has a full understanding of this subject - this content will not be repeated.|
|Prescribed resources:||No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.|
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|Restrictions: ?|| This subject is not available to|
Must be admitted into a Bond College Diploma Program.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of architecture and construction and how that has shaped buildings being developed today.
- Demonstrate an understanding of innovation in engineering, architectural design and materials and the importance of innovation in the property development/construction sphere.
- Outline the structure and operation of the broader property development industry and of the building/construction industry in particular.
- Articulate the main stakeholders in the property and construction industries and the roles and responsibilities of property and construction professionals.
- Describe the framework of the development industry and its processes that will underpin students' subsequent studies and careers.
|Research Report||Research on the historical development and innovation of selected aspects in the built environment||25%||Week 5||1, 2.|
|Written Proposal §||Development proposal||25%||Week 11||3, 4, 5.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Industry Processes content. In-class.||25%||Week 12||3, 4, 5.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Historical Background content. In-class||25%||Week 6 (Mid-Semester Examination Period)||1, 2.|
- § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted in writing by the subject Lecturer. The standard late penalty will be 10% of available marks for that assessment per calendar day late, with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Students must complete an Application for Extension to Assessment Items form when requesting an extension. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the approved extended date.
Policy on plagiarism
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Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Covering the following topics: Essential concepts of the property and construction industries and markets; Urban planning and its application within the development and property industries; Introduction to building contracts and tendering process; Key processes in a property construction project; Key processes in a property development project; Roles and responsibilities of project professionals.
Covering the following topics: Introduction to Architectural design thinking; Construction technique and development during the Ancient and Classical periods; Construction technique and development during the Early Christian and Byzantine periods; Construction technique and development during the Medieval and Renaissance periods; Innovation of the 18th and 19th centuries; Progress of the 20th and 21st centuries.