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Construction Design (ABPL30041)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeABPL30041
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This subject articulates and tests the idea of construction as a process requiring cultural and technical choices. While Construction Analysis focuses on the internal mechanics of building systems, Construction Design moves from the analysis of specific architectural ideas to arrive at the evaluation and selection of implementation alternatives. Mixing built examples and project proposals, students will be shown how to identify, evaluate and engage with the technological underpinnings of architecture.

Intended learning outcomes

Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  • Connect building conception and building implementation;
  • Relate construction solutions to design intent and industrial context;
  • Develop a problem-based appreciation of systems’ integration;
  • Understand ad-hoc requirements of technical representations.

Generic skills

  • Ability to identify and intervene on the logics of construction.
  • Ability to communicate with peers and the community at large concerning construction strategies.
  • Ability to select materials and systems coherently to achieve explicit objectives.
  • Ability to select and work with technological types suitable to building scale and function.
  • Ability to identify the need for specific knowledge and to obtain that knowledge.

Last updated: 10 August 2019