Communication in the Built Environment 1

Course code ARBE1100Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

ARBE1100 introduces students to the essential communication skills used in the Built Environment. Students will learn the graphical and verbal skills to present design effectively, whilst also learning how to interpret construction drawings. This course explores communication through the development and demonstration of freehand drawing and drafting techniques including orthographic projection, para-line and perspective drawings in a variety of skill-building exercises. Simple model-making of building proposals and verbal communication will be integrated as additional communication skills utilised within the building industry.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
- Create drawings to graphically analyse and interpret objects, buildings and processes.
- Utilise freehand sketching skills to represent building elements and alternatives.
- Develop graphic skills to represent buildings and related elements in two and three-dimensions.
- Develop verbal skills for presentation in the building industry context.
- Understand the principles of interpreting construction drawings and the use of national and international technical drawing standards.
Content- Principles of graphic communication in the building industry
- Principles of orthographic projection for the building industry
- Principles of paraline drawings (isometric and axonometric)
- 2D technical drafting
- Freehand sketching
- Freehand 2D architectural drawing
- Architectural model-making
- Interpreting construction drawings
- Drawing to technical drawing standards
- Verbal presentation skills for the building industry and for formal critiques
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)2 Portfolios
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Design (Architecture) and Bachelor of Construction Management (Building).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE1100