Available in 2021
Course code

ARBE1305

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course examines construction technology and sequencing, and drafting and interpretation of construction and engineering drawings for low-rise commercial buildings. Terminology and construction/design details for typical construction solutions and their graphical representation are examined in detail in accordance with Australian Standards for Architectural and Engineering drafting. The subject explores the main construction systems, processes and principles that students should be familiar with for this type of construction. Students develop an understanding of alternative construction techniques, labour requirements, materials handling and basic understanding of how services interface with the building.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify the function and types of drawings in the construction process.

2. Recognise the symbols, techniques and methods used in preparing construction and engineering drawings as given in AS1100.101:1992;AS/NZS1100.501:2002; AS1100.201:2002; AS1102.101.1989.

3. Select appropriate construction techniques for a low rise commercial building.

4. Visualise the sequence of the construction process incorporating labour and materials for a low rise commercial building

5. Draft a set of construction sections through elements of a low rise commercial building.


Content

  • Introduction to AS1100.101:1992 Technical Drawing -¬†General Principles.
  • Introduction to AS/NZS1100.501:2002 Technical Drawing Structural Engineering Drawing.
  • Introduction to AS1100.210:1992 Technical Drawing Mechanical Engineering Drawing.
  • Introduction to AS1102.101:1989 Graphical Symbols for Electrotechnical documentation -¬†General information and general index.
  • Sub-structure options and selection for a low rise commercial building.
  • Super-structure options and selection for a low rise commercial building.
  • Understanding the need and place of drawings in the construction process.
  • Reading, interpreting and understanding the purpose of architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Sequencing the construction process.
  • Principles of material handling.
  • Selection and incorporation of labour into the construction process.
  • The use of CAD software in the drafting of construction drawings.

Requisite

This course replaces ARBE2100. If you have successfully completed ARBE2100 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

ARBE1101 Construction Technology 1 or equivalent


Assessment items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Report: Construction Techniques Report

Proposal / Plan: Construction Project Proposal


Contact hours

Callaghan and Online

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 day(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 5

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies

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