Construction Ecology 1

Course code ARBE1102Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course explores the modern built environment through the impact of materials on architectural design applications. Elements of material selection, impact and management of the construction processes are integrated within the construction and maintenance of building solutions.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. use appropriate terminology to describe materials and their properties
2. define materials properties and their design considerations
3. use appropriate classification systems to categorise materials used in construction
4. acknowledge the environmental implications of materials and their manufacture
5. make informed decisions about materials in specific design situations
6. identify a range of commonly used construction materials and describe the rationale for their application
7. describe the manufacturing processes which provide the predominant construction materials
8. describe the impact of utilising multiple materials in combination
9. write and structure a technical report in a professional manner.
Content- Materials and their classification
- Materials chemical classifications
- Common construction materials, their application and their manufacture
- Composite materials and their application
- Environmental considerations in the application of materials in construction
- Design considerations in the application of materials in the construction context
- Materials documentation and representations
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
ProjectsDocumentation of project
Quiz - On-lineMultiple on-line quizzes run during the semester on content of lectures
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE1102