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This unit provides an introduction to modern building construction technology with an emphasis on multi-unit and low-rise construction. In this unit, you will briefly touch upon the legislative requirements applicable to modern building construction. You will discover how key functions and performance requirements are linked to material selection, structural design, and construction methods. You will learn about advancements in materials technology and construction methods, how they are interlinked and all come together to influence the construction of buildings. The unit relates and outlines procedures, principles, and methods of modern construction of residential and commercial projects including multi-story buildings as designated by the National Construction Code for building classes 1 to 10.
Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
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.
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Offerings For Term 1 - 2022
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).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
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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 Have my say
The students commented that the learning engagement was very cooperative and supportive throughout the entire semester.
Suggestion for improvement noted that Moodle resources include additional reading materials.
Moodle will be upgraded in terms of content to include additional learning materials.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Critically evaluate modern construction technology methods as they relate to the building and construction industry within national and international construction sectors
Synthesise and evaluate the range of contemporary construction technology methods and how these affect construction management teams in terms of appropriate management techniques to ensure the construction is delivered on time, within budget, and quality
Consider economic, environmental, social, and cultural sustainability when selecting relevant construction technology
Generate and justify solutions to complex construction problems using cognitive, technical, and creative skills.
The Royal Australian Institute of Building has provided provisional approval.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Research Assignment - 50%
3 - Online Test - 20%
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes