|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject investigates technological topics in building materials, components, systems and methods that normally require input from specialist trades and/or the adaptation of common practice to highly-bespoke design proposals. Focus is given to construction technologies where significant design management efforts in large and complex projects are required from the perspective of a head contractor.
The subject content is reviewed each year to reflect emerging practices and challenges that affect the building industry. Topics may include: tall building construction and structural design principles, bespoke facade construction for architectural applications, hybrid construction systems and advanced technologies of manufacturing, fabrication and processes in building materials.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- To communicate construction solutions by means of technical reports, sketches, diagrams and drawings;
- To link complex design intents and relate these to current construction practice;
- To propose and evaluate alternative construction systems and methods in response to given building performance requirements;
- To appreciate and prepare for the management of innovative practice in the field of construction technology.
- Ability to demonstrate a high level of technological understanding of the design of buildings and associated construction processes and solutions;
- Research and analyse new construction methods and new products;
- Participate effectively as a team member in project delivery, including in the early stages of design;
- Critically analyse and resolve ad-hoc construction related problems.