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  • 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...

  • 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 and Landscape HeritageABPL90075

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    The development of landscape design in Australia. The influence and work of Australian landscape designers. Concepts of natural and cultural heritage. Types of landscape heritage: Australian indigenous landscapes, public and private parks and gardens, institutional and industrial landscapes, symb...

  • Design ManagementABPL90370

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    Design Management has developed an increasingly important role within the construction industry since the development of new project acquisition methods from the 1990s onwards. These recognise the importance of the integration of the design and construction processes, the emergence of the project...

  • Project ManagementABPL90028

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Project Management Framework. This subject provides a critical review of the theory of project management in construction by showing and reflecting on how the established set of project management competencies applies to all phases of building projects’ life cycl...

  • Urban InformaticsABPL90366

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    Urban Informatics is the study of cities using digital data, information, knowledge and models to understand trends, complexities and inform the formulation and evaluation of sustainable urban futures. This subject aims to arm the student with the necessary fundamental concepts and practical unde...

  • Analytical MethodsABPL90135

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Planners shape cities and regions by managing land use, development, infrastructure and services. In order to do this effectively, it is essential that planners have the capacity to gather and analyse data relevant to planning circumstances, even when the information available to them is incomple...

  • Landscape Studio 1: Design TechniquesABPL90107

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces fundamental approaches for thinking about, exploring and generating design within the realm of landscape architecture. It aims to equip students with a range of representational techniques for exploring processes of design. Lectures and readings introduce key theoretical p...

  • Planning Asia Pacific Cities StudioABPL90055

    Offered:JuneYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject was formerly called Strategic Planning in Asia-Pacific Cities. Many Asia-Pacific cities have undergone rapid urban development and change as they have become integrated into the global economy. The character of that integration has changed over time; at the same time social and poli...

  • Landscape Studio 3 SpeculationsABPL90172

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A studio-based subject that offers speculative investigations for landscape architectural design. Building upon landscape derived theoretical influences and precedent informed by design practice, Studio options will vary from year to year. Framed by contemporary agendas for landscape design, stud...

  • Technological InnovationABPL90326

    Offered:JuneYear:2019

    An examination of how new products and processes are developed specifically in or for the building sector; a discussion of what constrains their dissemination; and a theory of how success can be determined. The dialogue established with the students in the subject has a strong comparative bent, a...

  • Strategic Plan MakingABPL90131

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the theories, skills and tools used in strategic planning, from problem identification and site analysis; through demographic, economic, and social background research, including GIS; identification of alternatives and policy development; to creating an impleme...

  • Urban Environmental Policy and PlanningABPL90341

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject covers the essential science needed to understand the impacts of urbanisation on the environment, describes environmental policy and governance from the global to the local levels, and then provides case studies of environmental planning issues and responses. Topics such as urban wate...

  • Morphological MappingABPL30051

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce the field of urban morphological analysis and a range of techniques for urban mapping. It will include techniques for mapping and analysis of various layers of urban data, for instance: figure/ground, grain size, building and public space typology, infrastructure, func...

  • Research in ConstructionABPL90358

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject critically reviews established and emerging research areas in the field of construction. This is accompanied by an exposition of the underlying research objectives, the methods in use or required, and the challenges and limitations of the methods. Designed as an advanced, hands-on i...

  • Ex-Lab: Experimental Design LabABPL90361

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

    This subject will explore experimental design approaches that focus on material qualities and process of making. The major project designed and made by each student is a piece of furniture that is the product this intensive process of experimentation and research with both fabrication techniques ...

  • ExLab: Robotic Clay 3D Printing ABPL90412

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    ExLab explores design through a focus on experimentation with making processes, machines, and materials as a generative design process inspiring the design for a functional item. This subject explores this theme by focusing on making with clay 3d printing robots. Students will be introduced to cl...

  • Building SustainabilityABPL90120

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    This subject provides a multi-disciplinary overview of the design of sustainable buildings and considers the design from an architectural, services engineering, facade engineering, environmental engineering and structural engineering, tenants and owners perspective. Topics include: ecological sus...

  • Design ResearchABPL90305

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject will introduce students to a range of creative research methods. As distinct from traditional ‘quantitative research’ (classical scientific research method involving systematic collection of verifiable data) and ‘qualitative research’ (in-depth inquiry into human perceptions used in ...

  • Applied Architectural TechnologyABPL90118

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Applied Construction. This subject focuses on design development of complex building types (e.g. highly bespoke high-rise, large commercial or institutional buildings), which generally are not studied in detail at undergraduate level.In this subject, students w...