University of Technology Sydney

16109 Construction Technology 1

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The focus of this subject is construction technology associated with residential buildings and specifically for single dwellings (Class 1a) detached houses. Students are introduced to construction elements, terminology, construction methodology and typical construction details aligned with the residential building context. The major elements in the residential construction life cycle are examined in detail including: site considerations, foundations, structural elements, internal linings, cladding, services and finishes. Students are introduced to the main building regulations governing residential construction, such as the National Construction Code (formerly the Building Code of Australia) and Australian Standards. Examples of alternative and innovative forms of construction are considered.

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Autumn session, City campus

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