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BLAR11033 Building Materials 1
Building Materials 1
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General Information


This unit will develop your knowledge on the properties of building materials. You will also examine testing (both destructive and non-destructive) of timber, concrete, and metals in relation to: Timber - grading, strength tests, durability and protection of timber products; Concrete - tests on aggregates, fresh and hardened concrete properties, durability studies and test methods, and concrete protection; and Metal - ferrous and non-ferrous metal and its alloys, corrosion of metals and protection, and strength properties tests. This unit also develops your understanding of: Protection from corrosion and destruction; Identifying the suitable grade material for the site conditions; and Relevant Australian and international Standards. You will be provided with an introduction to: the development and application of materials from industry by-products and re-cycling of materials and life-cycle analysis of materials.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 10 January 2022
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Feedback


The resources for assessment 3 were not so helpful.


These will be reviewed and aligned with the new 2021 assessment questions.

Feedback from Student and Lecturer


Moodle needs some improving and MS Teams although an improvement still needs a lot of development.


This unit was one of the first to adopt MS Teams for improved communication and engagement and the implementation will continue to improve and develop. Most students found MS Teams to be preferable to Moodle. Moodle will be maintained alongside MS Teams as a backup. Moodle will undergo the refresh project before the unit is next offered.

Feedback from Student Feedback


Amount of referencing to British Standards and learning from texts that reference the English building industry.


This is a developing improvement with the texts as Australian ones become available. The British Standards are being replaced for the next term.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Information for Unit Learning Outcomes has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 10 January 2022
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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