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SSUD11-101: Understanding Buildings 1

Description

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.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeSSUD11-101
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

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.
3. Identify the function and purpose of buildings in terms of user requirements, stability, internal environments, building services and the expected outcomes from using particular materials.
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.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens19/03/2017
Semester start15/05/2017
Subject start15/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/2017
Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018