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This subject was formerly called Construction Methods.
This subject explores the idea of construction as a process linking specific principles, materials, elements, systems and techniques strategically. Using a set of individual buildings as case studies, Construction Analysis will review and explain the physical anatomy of given technological types, emphasizing their latitude for change within accepted mechanical performance frameworks.
Intended learning outcomes
The objectives of this subject are to:
- Relate building manufacturing and assembly principles to diverse small- to medium-scale construction projects;
- Understand logics, conventions and challenges of technical representations;
- Appreciate both the relationship and the distance between building conception and building implementation;
- Transform this appreciation into an interpretative framework for the organization of small- to medium-scale architectural practice.
Upon successful completion of this subject, you will have had the opportunity to develop the following skills:
- Ability to identify and follow the logics of construction;
- Ability to communicate with peers and the community at large concerning construction matters;
- Ability to select materials and systems to achieve coherent three-dimensional designs;
- Ability to select and work with constructional types suitable to building scale and function;
- Ability to identify and access necessary areas of knowledge.
Last updated: 5 August 2020