|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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 of the project. Interpretations of the information provided by the engineers’ reinforced concrete drawings and specifications provides the necessary means to be able to transfer this data into the physical built form. As a result, this subject investigates the rheology of concrete and the use of admixtures. Structural design concepts for reinforced concrete structures are analysed and their influence on construction methods assessed. The concepts relate to reinforced concrete frames including slab and beam systems, prestressed concrete design concepts and construction methods and composite construction systems. Other related topics include exposed concrete surface finishes, sprayed concrete technology, concrete detailing and constructability.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and quantify the loads and forces acting on a reinforced concrete building;
- Design basic structural elements (such as slabs, beams and columns) according to a simplified design approach;
- Identify factors affecting the choice of structural flooring for reinforced and steel-concrete composite structures;
- Understand the effects of prestress on the behaviour of concrete beams and slabs
- Propose and evaluate alternative structural systems
- Develop an ability to link structural design concepts and relate these to current construction practices
- Communicate construction design solution using sketches and drawings
- Develop an ability to interpret structural drawings and be conversant with engineering terminology
On successful completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Analytical and evaluation skills;
- Communication skills;
- Problem solving skills;
- Team working skills.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL20042||Construction of Residential Buildings||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Assignment 1, reporting on reinforced concrete elements viewed during a site visit (equivalent to 400 words) due in Week 5, (10%);
- Assignment 2, writing about the design and construction aspects of a beam and slab system (equivalent to 1000 words) due in Week 9, (20%);
- One examination of three hours duration at the end of semester, (70%).
Hurdle requirement: A minimum mark of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Toong-khuan Chan Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 hours of lectures( 1X2 hour and 1X 1hour) and 1 x 1 hour of tutorial per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
- Subject notes
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer primarily for technical construction product information and for the LMS.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Construction major Major Engineering Systems Major Architecture major Major Property major Informal specialisation Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects Informal specialisation Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors Informal specialisation Environments Discipline subjects
- Breadth options
- 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 Exchange students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.