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Prefabrication in Building (ABPL90325)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90325
Semester 2
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The subject will expose you to the latest international developments in prefabrication and its application within construction. You will develop an appreciation for how prefabrication can be used to minimise or avoid many of the issues currently faced by the construction industry as well as the environmental, financial and social benefits that are possible.

The construction and associated challenges and benefits of prefabrication will be demonstrated through a series of case studies and site visits.

The use of prefabrication in construction will be covered at various scales and levels of complexity, including an in-depth look at a range of componentised, panelised and modular construction systems.

You will also develop professional expertise in the analysis of prefabrication as an alternative approach to procurement within the construction industry.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Build a critical appreciation for off-site construction approaches;
  • Analyse and compare the different procurement approaches used in prefabricated construction against conventional construction practices;
  • Quantify the benefits of prefabricated construction;
  • Develop an awareness of the latest international developments in prefabricated construction.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

Relate current research to industry practice;
Analyse and evaluate current procurement approaches;
Envisage and plan alternative construction procurement approaches;
Communicate in verbal, written and graphic forms appropriate to particular contexts;
Critically evaluate the work of others and provide constructive feedback.

Last updated: 23 May 2019