Communication in the Built Environment 1

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Create drawings to graphically analyse and interpret objects, buildings and processes.

2. Utilise freehand sketching skills to represent building elements and alternatives.

3. Develop graphic skills to represent buildings and related elements in two and three-dimensions.

4. Develop verbal skills for presentation in the building industry context.

5. 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

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design (Architecture), Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours), B Teach/B Design & Technology or B Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Technology programs.

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Folio 1

Quiz: Quiz

Portfolio: Folio 2 (Including Presentation)

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.