Infrastructure Development

Course code ARBE3305Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Infrastructure Development simulates the preparation of an estimate and tender for a construction project. It draws on the knowledge and skills which students have developed in soil mechanics, quantity measurement, estimating, tendering project planning and construction methods. In addition, this course exposes students to new subject areas as the project students will be tendering for is an engineering project and they will need to explore methods of construction that they are unlikely to come across before. Student will also be expected to evaluate and accommodate commercial and other factors that are likely to influence the tender price that their company submits for this work.

Available in 2014

BCA SingaporeSemester 2
Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:

• Understand the basic principles of geo-mechanics and their application in infrastructure development. Ability to apply this knowledge is in accordance with the BCA and AS2870 and AS3600.
• Understand design of structural elements. Ability to apply this knowledge is in accordance with the BCA tables in Vol II.
• Ability to carry out quantity measurement, estimating and tendering and cash flow for civil engineering projects.
• Apply the concepts of scheduling for civil infrastructure.
• Understand the complexities of delivery between civil works and building works.
Content1. In Geo-mechanics the student will extend their knowledge of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering in the civil and built environment.
2. In Structures the student will be introduced to the design of simple building components in accordance with relevant codes and regulations.
3. In quantity measurement, the student will be introduced to a different form of preparing estimates for civil projects.
4. In Scheduling, the student will be introduced to concepts used in a civil engineering environment.
5. In the later part of this course the student is exposed to case studies presented by industry professionals, attendance at these case study lectures will be credited to the students requirement for Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
Replacing Course(s)This replaces the existing 10 credit ARBE3302 Construction Integrated Project 3.
TransitionARBE3302 Construction Integrated Project 3 to ARBE3305 Infrastructure Development.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCandidates for this course should have a working knowledge of construction technology as it applies to the built product, together with a similar level of knowledge regarding construction processes and techniques.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Quiz - On-lineTwo Online Multiple Choice Quizzes
Reports1. A professional report
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Construction Management (Building).
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ARBE3305