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  • Principles of Property ValuationABPL20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Property and property valuation matter, Residential and commercial properties form a substantial part of a nation’s wealth. The practice of quantifying the wealth of landed resources affects the stability of the local, the national and the global markets. Building on prior study of ENVS10003 Con...

  • Construction of Concrete BuildingsABPL20053

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Concrete Structures and Construction Commercial and high rise construction (excluding industrial buildings) relies heavily on the use of reinforced concrete for structural components. The cost of the building structure is a significant portion of the total cost...

  • Understanding the Built EnvironmentABPL10005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides a broad introduction to the processes and skills associated with the construction of buildings and introduces some of the techniques used in managing the construction process. The characteristics and nature of the construction industry are presented as well as an overview of...

  • Property Resource AnalysisABPL30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This final year, core subject for the Bachelor of Environments, property major, examines the economic, physical/environmental, financial and legal aspects relating to the analysis of property – both quantitative and qualitative – leading to effective property resource allocation. It draws togethe...

  • Cities: From Local to GlobalABPL20035

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Why do governments plan for cities and regions? What kinds of issues are they responding to? Why do planning decisions get some people so angry? This subject will move from the very local scale (planning issues on my street), to the metropolitan (planning issues in my city-region) and internation...

  • Contract ManagementABPL90335

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the principles and procedures for effective contract management from both clients’ and contractors’ perspectives. Practices and techniques of planning and managing a contract through to a successful conclusion are presented. Topics include: development of legal framework for...

  • Architectural PracticeABPL90140

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The course is intended to introduce students to and cover the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. (AACA) National Competency Standards for Architects (NCSA) related to Architectural Practice. The NCSA covers a wide range of learning objectives related to Architectural Practice. This in...

  • Procurement MethodsABPL90327

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject exposes students to construction procurement in a broad sense, by articulating and examining the legal and functional links between multiple contracting parties in project delivery. Different procurement methods with their associated contract types are introduced, and the theories and...

  • Means and Methods in ConstructionABPL90334

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject examines the features and functions of various construction plant and temporary works employed in Australia and abroad, comparatively discussing their advantages and disadvantages to facilitate selection according to specific construction contexts. The historical development of constr...

  • Design Approaches and Methods (PG)ABPL90236

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject will critically explore approaches and methods in architectural design. It aims to undertake a careful, reflective engagement with a range of design approaches in architecture - from maximalist to minimalist - to examine their pros and cons, their ease of use, their outcomes and their...

  • Planning Law & Statutory PlanningABPL90130

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject covers the legal framework within which urban planning takes place, and the ways in which local provisions (e.g. ‘Planning Schemes' in Victoria) can be used to implement plans by regulating development. It focuses on the legal frameworks and measures used in Australia, with particula...

  • Visual CommunicationsABPL20048

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This elective subject in the Environments degree will help students understand, digest and communicate visual information. Students will be trained using clear and concise methods to become visually literate using creative information skills and techniques which will be taught to create and shape...

  • Life Cycle Analysis and SustainabilityABPL90027

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject examines a number of topics relevant to the long-term ownership and use of buildings where sustainability is important. These topics include: Issues in property asset life cycles;Facility economics, including economic decision-making and life cycle costing;Triple-bottom line decision...

  • The Shaping of Urban DesignABPL90316

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject is an introduction to the contemporary technical tools and urban models that are required in the practice of urban design. The theoretical focus is on contemporary techniques and models that have been generated by architects, landscape architects and planners. It emphasises links bet...

  • Urban Transport PoliticsABPL90056

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the politics of transport planning in cities and regions. It examines recent examples of transport planning in Australian cities and globally with a particular emphasis on how patterns of mobility and automobility have come to influence transport planning decisions. A dilemm...

  • Urban Precinct StudioABPL30060

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The focus of this studio is on the development or redevelopment of a precinct-scale site. Students will undertake site investigations and prepare analysis that will lead into developing a vision for the precinct and a related urban design and planning framework. The future imagining of the precin...

  • Master of Architecture Studio EABPL90115

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This studio emphasises how successful architectural designs express ideas based in well-grounded, critical thinking, and on values manifest in visions of desired futures. Through design projects and analysis of seminal works, students will develop both design ideas for projects and architectural ...

  • Managing Global City RegionsABPL90065

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject investigates the concept of the global city region as a source of issues that require new approaches by planning decision-makers. It does so by establishing the way that global city regions can be identified, how they are shaped by economic and social forces, and in turn how their pl...

  • Issues and Techniques in Global HeritageABPL90355

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    An introduction to current issues and techniques in the field of cultural heritage globally. It will survey differing philosophies and challenges being faced in the documentation, interpretation, support and management of conservation and cultural heritage of buildings, landscapes, sites and citi...

  • Innovations in PropertyABPL90395

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    The subject is designed to analyse and interface property analysis and architectural design in a real life context. With that objective, the subject will interact with a MSD Architecture Studio C, D, E. at two stages – during Week 1 and then during Weeks 9 and 10 of semester 2 teaching period . I...