Construction Technology I

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Construction Technology I

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Construction Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This unit of study is designed for construction/built environment/architecture student majors

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Description
    This 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 objectives
    On successful completion of this subject students will have achieved the following:
    1. describe the interrelationship, behavior and function of components in Class 1A buildings
    2. describe conventional construction methods, materials, terminology and details for Class 1A buildings
    3. develop and sketch typical construction details
    4. 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 strategies
    Weekly on campus: 3 hour lecture/tutorials plus practical workshops and site visits
    Face-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.
    Content
    a) Site Setup and Establishment
    b) Foundations and Footings. Types of footings and their relationship to foundation and site conditions
    c) Concrete slab construction
    d) 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 Standards
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Report on Construction of Residential Building
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1, 2 and 4
    This 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.2
    Type: Report
    Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 2: Hands-on Workshop
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    4
    This 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.02
    Type: Exercises
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 5%
    Assessment task 3: Formal Examination 3 hour closed book examination covering all subject content
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1, 2 and 3
    This 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.02
    Type: Examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 65%

Course Disclaimer

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.