Construction Technology and Services

Course code ARBE4102Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course develops the understanding of key concepts associated with the construction of High Rise buildings. The course provides a vehicle to develop knowledge and skills needed to comprehend the design of services in major buildings, and in so doing engender a life-long interpretation of the intricacies of physical installation and their critical sequence in the construction process.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course students will be able to:
- Understand the techniques used in high-rise construction and how they are incorporated into the building process
- Appreciate the requirements and elements of HVAC, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and transportation services in buildings
- Understand the design and integration of services into high-rise buildings
- Present written and visual concepts and ideas.
Content- Building Code of Australia
- Specifications
- Evolution of High Rise Structures
- Curtain Walls & Facades
- High Rise HVAC, environmental, electrical, mechanical, hydraculic services & lifts
- Thermal comfort, heat load analysis, air conditioning processes, plant selection and sizing.
- Implications for managing the construction process.
- Gas, oil, electricity and solid fuels.
- Design of hot and cold water supply, drainage systems and effluent, electrical supply and distribution systems and vertical transportation.
- Concrete Frame construction
- Steel frame construction
- High Rise Structural Elements
- Management of the building process
Replacing Course(s)This replaces and modifies an existing course ARBE4100 Construction Technology 4.
TransitionARBE4100 Construction Technology 4 to ARBE4102 Construction Technology and Services.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARBE1102
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. Written report with drawings describing and analysing the primary structural and cladding systems and building process for a high rise building
2. Written report with drawings describing and analysing the major integration of services issues associated with the construction of a high rise building.
Quiz - On-lineUnderstand the use of building information modeling (BIM) for high rise building HVAC, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and transportation services design.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE4102