Understanding Buildings 1

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Understanding Buildings 1

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Construction Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject provides a descriptive overview of the building construction process. The topics covered include a step by step analysis of residential building construction, construction history, analysis of buildings which changed construction methodology, functional and performance requirements of buildings, materials used to construct buildings, building terminology, understand and interpret building drawings, navigate residential building contracts and associated professional services required to undertake residential building. This subject will enable students to understand the terminology, methodology and stages of domestic construction and be able to evaluate a building design and construction drawings.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Recognise and describe the various construction processes covered in the subject and the different kinds of material used in the construction of buildings studied.
    2. Recognise, explain and illustrate the major functional building elements commonly used in residential construction, materials and finishes.
    3. Identify the function and purpose of buildings in terms of user requirements, stability, internal environments, building services and the expected outcomes from using particular materials.
    4. The ability to comprehend, interpret and analyse information presented on construction drawings and use the information to carry out the construction process from the initial site scrape to practical completion.
    5. A sound knowledge of legislative controls and the ability to research, critically evaluate, manage and apply these in the construction industry.
    6. Graduates will be able to identify the various stakeholders within the construction industry and their individual importance within the construction process.

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