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Recommended texts and other resources
The following texts are recommended for general reference, and to expand the subject content. The lectures will condense and reorganise the notions covered by these books with a broader body of learning resources, integrated with the Australian building practice.
- Allen Edward, Joseph Iano, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken (NJ) 2009.
- Allen Edward, How Buildings Work: The Natural Order of Architecture. Oxford University Press, New York 2005.
- Allen Edward, Patrick Rand, Architectural Detailing: Function Constructability, Aesthetics. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken (NJ) 2007.
- Deplazes Andrea, Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures. Birkhäuser, Basel 2005.
- Wilkie George, Arden Stuart, Building Your Own Home: A Comprehensive Guide for Australian Owner Builders. New Holland, Sydney 1997.
- Incidental costs
All students must have their own hard hats, safety boots and high visibility vests to wear on extracurricular site visits.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Architecture major Informal specialisation Environments Discipline subjects Informal specialisation Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects Major Construction major Major Engineering Systems Informal specialisation Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
- Breadth options
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Science
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.
Last updated: 10 August 2022