Construction Technology 1

Course code ARBE1101Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course develops the student's understanding of key concepts associated with the construction of domestic and other buildings, including essential performance criteria for a range of primary and secondary building elements. It similarly develops the student's understanding of structural concepts that dictate the eventual form of buildings and other engineered structures, combining elemental and structural understanding to develop the student's ability to design appropriate architectural/engineering details for a variety of structural and non structural situations. It introduces the student to the challenges posed by a range of site conditions, materials and other environmental factors, and explores their influence upon the selection of appropriate solutions.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
- Identify the function of, and desirable performance attributes required for, primary structural building elements
- Identify the function of, and desirable performance attributes required for, secondary structural building elements
- Qualitatively describe the forces and environmental agents incumbent upon building structures
- Qualitatively describe the link between structure and form
- Identify/Describe a range of design details.
- Assess and identify relevant clauses and Australian Standards (AS) within Vol.2 of the Building Code of Australia. (BCA)
ContentPrimary elements:
- Selection of foundations and footings in response to ground conditions
- Wall structure
- Floor structure
- Roof structure

Secondary elements:
- SolumSub-floor barriers
- Vertical rain screen
- Floors
- Roof covering
- Internal partitions
- Services

Forces and environmental agents:
- Dead loads
- Live loads
- Dynamic loads
- Wind and snow loads
- Groundwater and moisture
- common soil types and their mechanics
- Rain
- Sunlight and
- Heat flow/cold

Structure and form:
- Stress and strain within a material
- Stresses and strains upon a structure
- The impact of ground conditions upon structure
- Influence of material properties upon building forms

Construction design details:
- Graphical and written descriptions
- Fitness for purpose
- Statutory compliance
- OH&S
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
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Quiz - On-lineStructures
Quiz - On-lineConstruction Techology
Quiz - On-lineU-Values
Reports1. Report - Anatomy of a dwelling House Under Construction.
2. Pictorial Learning Journal.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ARBE1101