This subject provides a descriptive overview of the building construction process. The topics covered include a step-by-step analysis of residential building construction, construction history, analysis of buildings which changed construction methodology, functional and performance requirements of buildings, materials used to construct buildings, building terminology, understanding and interpreting building drawings, and navigating residential building contracts and associated professional services required to undertake residential building. This subject will enable students to understand the terminology, methodology and stages of domestic construction and be able to evaluate a building design and construction drawings.
|Faculty of Society & Design|
- May 2018 [Standard Offering]
- September 2018 [Standard Offering]
- January 2019 [Standard Offering]
- May 2019 [Standard Offering]
- September 2019 [Standard Offering]
|Available to Study Abroad students|
- Architecture and Built Environment
- Commencing in 2017: $4,205
- Commencing in 2018: $4,247
1. Recognise and describe the various construction processes covered in the subject and the different kinds of material used in the construction of buildings studied.
2. Recognise, explain and illustrate the major functional building elements commonly used in residential construction, materials and finishes.
4. The ability to comprehend, interpret and analyse information presented on construction drawings and use the information to carry out the construction process from the initial site scrape to practical completion.
5. A sound knowledge of legislative controls and the ability to research, critically evaluate, manage and apply these in the construction industry.
6. Graduates will be able to identify the various stakeholders within the construction industry and their individual importance within the construction process.
No prior knowledge required.