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This subject, running intensively in Week 5 of Semester 1 and delivered in Barmah (northern Victoria) , explores the idea of construction as a process linking specific principles, materials, elements, systems and techniques strategically. Using a set of individual construction types as case studies, Construction Methods A will review and explain the physical anatomy of given technological types, emphasising parameters concerned with connectedness, stability, assembly and performance. Students will learn techniques to represent these types with drawings and models.
The subject overview and health and safety work will happen during Week 5.
Approximate costs to students:
This subject has a residential component at the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus. Students will be required to cover travel costs to and from Dookie, purchase safety equipment (work boots, hard-hats, etc.) and additional presentation materials estimated at $400 per person.
Intended learning outcomes
Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
- Relate basic building principles to small to medium scale construction projects;
- Understand logics, conventions and challenges of technical representations;
- Appreciate both the relationship and the distance between building conception and building implementation;
- Transform this appreciation into an interpretative framework for the organization of small to medium scale architectural practice.
On completion of this subject students will have the ability to:
- Identify and follow the logics of construction;
- Communicate with peers and the community at large concerning construction matters;
- Select materials and systems to achieve coherent three dimensional designs;
- Select and work with constructional types suitable to building scale and function;
- Identify and access necessary areas of knowledge.
Last updated: 13 November 2023