|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Commercial construction relates to high, medium or low rise office or apartment buildings, hospitals and institutional buildings, shopping centres and sporting facilities. Each project has characteristic structural forms and resultant methods of construction. Structural design concepts for steel and reinforced concrete are analysed and their influence on construction methods assessed. The topics covered include the interpretation of steel and reinforced concrete drawings and specifications, steel and reinforced concrete framed buildings, industrial ground slabs, basement construction and site retention methods, piling systems and construction methods to suit various geotechnical conditions, composite construction, tilt slab construction methods, precast concrete building systems and hybrid construction systems.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will introduce the design concepts for steel and reinforced concrete structures and is intended for students who enrol in the Master of Construction Management without a background in construction. Upon completion of the subject, the student should be able to:
- appreciate the factors affecting the choice of structural system, the choice of construction materials, and the construction process for commercial buildings;
- understand the roles and responsibilities of the designers, builders and other parties involved in the design and construction of a commercial building;
- read and interpret construction drawings;
- communicate construction solutions by means of sketches and drawings;
- and propose and evaluate alternative construction systems.
Upon completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
- problem solving skills;
- analytical skills;
- communication skills.
Eligibility and requirements
Admission into Master of Construction Management (300 points) MC-CONMG3Y or Master of Construction Management (300pt Entry Points) MCCM-300EP
Completion of the following 2 subjects
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90292||Construction of Buildings||
|ABPL90324||Materials and Structures||
Approval from the Course Coordinator
702-672 Concrete Structures and Construction
702-677 Structures and Construction Systems
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 equivalent to 1000 words (20%) due in week 5, on the design and proposed construction method for a concrete structural system.
- Assignment equivalent to 1000 words (20%) due in week 9, on the design and proposed construction system for either a steel portal frame, industrial ground slab, precast or post-tensioned system.
- Three hour examination equivalent to 3000 words during the examination period (60%) focussing on reinforced concrete design and the various structural systems covered in the course.
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 Vidal Paton-Cole Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x 2 hour lectures per week; 1 x 1 hour tutorial/seminar 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
A coursework reader will be provided.
- Related Handbook entries
- 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.