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ARCH11-122: Structures and Construction Systems


This subject will introduce a range of concepts and understanding of commercial assembly and construction systems.  

A series of wall, floor, roof and ceiling construction systems and their corresponding assembly and material systems are explored.  Principles in the consideration of material employment, such as embodied energy, wastage, environmental impact, ethical manufacturing practices, structural integrity, economy, efficiency, thermal mass, durability and maintenance are explored.  The subject will also provide an understanding of detailing methods, the building project cycle, procurement methods and awareness of the relevant codes and standards.

Output is focused on collaborative methods of craftsmanship in both 2D and 3D outcomes utilising the Architecture Fabrication and Research Workshop.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of commercial construction systems including material types, methods of assembly 2. Ability to verbally present and represent construction and technical assemblies with 2D and 3D communication techniques 3. Ability to work collaboratively and contribute constructively to a team environment

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  • Study Abroad Students

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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