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SSUD71-313: Commercial Construction and Engineering


Commercial construction can take many forms and often includes a multitude of complex construction systems. These commercial buildings can include high, medium or low rise office or apartment buildings, hospitals and institutional buildings, shopping centres, sporting facilities and factory/warehouses. Each project has characteristic structural forms and resultant methods of construction. This subject investigates the various structural design concepts and their influence on construction. The topics covered include the interpretation of steelwork drawings and specifications, steel frame buildings, steel portal frames structures, composite construction, basement construction and site retention methods, footing and piling systems, tilt slab construction methods, insitu concrete frames, prestressed concrete, precast concrete building systems and hybrid construction techniques. Construction detailing and constructability are the key issues covered within each topic.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $5,220
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,410

Learning outcomes

1. Understand and describe basic construction and structural principles and practice in the design and construction of medium and high rise commercial construction projects.
2. Evaluate alternative construction systems and communicate construction solutions by means of sketches and drawings.
3. Assess temporary works and the suitability of plant and equipment for various construction methods.
4. Understand and interpret structural drawings and be conversant with engineering terminology.

Enrolment requirements

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There are no co-requisites.

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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start28/01/2019
Cancellation 1?08/02/2019
Cancellation 2?10/02/2019
Last enrolment06/02/2019
Withdraw – Financial?18/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?03/03/2019
Teaching census?17/02/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start27/05/2019
Cancellation 1?08/06/2019
Cancellation 2?11/06/2019
Last enrolment06/06/2019
Withdraw – Financial?19/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?04/07/2019
Teaching census?18/06/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start23/09/2019
Cancellation 1?05/10/2019
Cancellation 2?08/10/2019
Last enrolment03/10/2019
Withdraw – Financial?16/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2019
Teaching census?15/10/2019