Handbook

ABPL30041 Construction Design

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2x1 hour lectures per week, 1x2 hour tutorial per week.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

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Please note ABPL20033 (702-245) was formerly named Construction Methods.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Mr Blair Gardiner

Contact

Email: b.gardiner@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject articulates and tests the idea of construction as a process requiring cultural and technical choices. While Construction Analysis focuses on the internal mechanics of building systems, Construction Design moves from the analysis of specific architectural ideas to arrive at the evaluation and selection of implementation alternatives. Mixing built examples and project proposals, students will be shown how to identify, evaluate and engage with the technological underpinnings of architecture.

Learning Outcomes:

Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  • Connect building conception and building implementation;
  • Relate construction solutions to design intent and industrial context;
  • Develop a problem-based appreciation of systems’ integration;
  • Understand ad-hoc requirements of technical representations.
Assessment:
  • Participation and quizzes (eg. quizzes held during contact times, tutorial exercises, class presentations, participation and contribution to class discussion) 400 words 10% throughout the semester.
  • Assignments - written and/or graphic submissions (eg. class presentations, materials, construction or site reports, construction drawings and models) 2000 words, comprising : Assignment 1: due Week 4, 15%; Assignment 2 - Preliminary: due Week 7, 15% ; Assignment 2 - Final: due Week 11, 20%.
  • One 2 hour examination, at the end of semester 40%.

Hurdle requirement: Regardless of assignment results, a minimum of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to identify and intervene on the logics of construction.
  • Ability to communicate with peers and the community at large concerning construction strategies.
  • Ability to select materials and systems coherently to achieve explicit objectives.
  • Ability to select and work with technological types suitable to building scale and function.
  • Ability to identify the need for specific knowledge and to obtain that knowledge.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Architecture
Architecture major
Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects
Civil (Engineering) Systems major
Construction major
Engineering Systems
Environments Discipline subjects
Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors

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