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Construction Regulations and Control (ABPL90295)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90295
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject aims to give students an introduction to construction regulations including:

  • relevant State and Commonwealth government legislation and the Building Code of Australia (including performance requirements, Deemed to Satisfy solutions and alternative solutions);
  • fire technology including fire science, fire statistics, causes of fire, wildfire, fire prevention, fire containment, automatic fire detection, fire properties of materials, fire resistance levels, human movement and emergency egress, emergency warning systems, emergency lighting and controlling fire spread;
  • an overview of the BCA Deemed to Satisfy fire related provisions and associated standards and codes;
  • an introduction to fire safety engineering including analysing fire and smoke spread, use of computer tools, preparing alternative solutions, evaluating alternative solutions;
  • an introduction to sustainable building practice in the context of the legislation, regulations standards and codes,

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  • Understand legislative controls that impact on the building industry including the design and construction process;
  • Interpret and apply the Building Code of Australia to simple buildings or designs;
  • Display a knowledge of the community risks that impact on the building industry and an understanding of how those risks are managed at a policy and legislative level;
  • Understand the nature and cause of fire in relation to the built environment;
  • Appreciate the principles of the discipline of fire safety engineering.

Generic skills

On successful completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Professional/industry communication relating to construction regulation;
  • Working in teams to collect and collate data on a real building;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strategic analysis of community risks and how to treat or solve them.

Last updated: 3 April 2019