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SSUD12-313: Commercial Construction and Engineering


This subject covers medium to high rise construction techniques which includes foundation types, structural systems, facade systems and material handling & management processes.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available 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. Understand construction and structural principles and practice in the design and construction of medium and high rise construction projects.
2. Understand the design, structural and sustainability principles associated with the selection of major building elements in commercial projects including selection of appropriate structural systems and materials.
3. Assess temporary works and the suitability of plant and equipment for various construction methods.
4. Assess common building defects and faliures and identify and advise clients of appropriate methods of repair and restoration.
5. Evaluate alternative forms and methods of construction for larger scale projects and make judgements as to the most appropriate solutions for typical situations with due regard to health and safety of building workers and occupants.
6. Evaluate the suitability of various types of building elements such as footing systems, structural systems and waterproofing systems to ensure acceptable performance and durability.


SSUD11-101 - Understanding Buildings 1

Subject outlines

Subject dates

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