|Course code ARBE3305||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty 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
|Objectives||On 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.
|Content||1. 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.|
|Transition||ARBE3302 Construction Integrated Project 3 to ARBE3305 Infrastructure Development.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Candidates 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 Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for ARBE3305|