Construction Technology I
Area of Study
Taught In English
This unit of study is designed for construction/built environment/architecture student majors
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis subject examines construction technology for single dwelling (Class 1A) residential buildings. Students are introduced to construction terminology and typical construction/design details and their components. The major elements in the residential construction process (site considerations, foundations, footings, floors, walls, roof framing and coverings, windows and doors, internal linings and joinery, cladding, finishes and landscaping) are examined in detail. Examples of alternate and innovative forms of construction are provided. Basic structural principles are explained throughout the subject and students are introduced to basic residential building services (hydraulics, electrical and fire protection systems). Students are also introduced to the main building regulations/codes governing residential construction, such as the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards.Subject objectivesOn successful completion of this subject students will have achieved the following:1. describe the interrelationship, behavior and function of components in Class 1A buildings2. describe conventional construction methods, materials, terminology and details for Class 1A buildings3. develop and sketch typical construction details4. relate their academic studies to practical applications.This subject also contributes to the faculty's five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (see 'Graduate Attribute Development') through the following course intended learning outcomes:Ability to foster team relationship building (C.3)Openness to consideration of creative and innovative ideas (I.1)Ability to apply the body of knowledge underpinning construction project management practice (P.02)Ability to engage in independent research and self-motivated learning (R.2)Teaching and learning strategiesWeekly on campus: 3 hour lecture/tutorials plus practical workshops and site visitsFace-to-face classes will incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including short presentations, videos, simulations, discussion of readings and case studies and student group work. These will be complemented by site visits to live construction projects, independent student reading and participation in online discussion.Contenta) Site Setup and Establishmentb) Foundations and Footings. Types of footings and their relationship to foundation and site conditionsc) Concrete slab constructiond) Floor, wall and roof framing. Timber and steel framing systems. Coupled and truss roof system. Bracing.e) External cladding. Brick and timber external walling. Tiled and sheet metal roofing. Fire rating.f) Windows and doors. Types of aluminium and timber units. Flashings and lintels.g) Finishes. Types of floor, wall and ceiling finishes. Tiling. Painting. Rendered walls.h) Internal linings. Plasterboard and fibre cement.i) Waterproofing.j) Joinery. Skirtings and architraves. Kitchens and cupboards.k) Domestic services - Electrical and Hydraulic.l) Landscaping.m) Building Code of Australia and Australian StandardsAssessmentAssessment task 1: Report on Construction of Residential BuildingObjective(s):This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:1, 2 and 4This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):I.1, P.02 and R.2Type: ReportGroupwork: Group, group and individually assessedWeight: 30%Assessment task 2: Hands-on WorkshopObjective(s):This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:4This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):C.3 and P.02Type: ExercisesGroupwork: IndividualWeight: 5%Assessment task 3: Formal Examination 3 hour closed book examination covering all subject contentObjective(s):This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:1, 2 and 3This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):P.02Type: ExaminationGroupwork: IndividualWeight: 65%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.