University of Technology Sydney

12511 Construction Technology and Regulation

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: School of the Built Environment
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Postgraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject introduces students to the building construction industry's technology and construction management processes. The subject is divided broadly into two component parts. The first component acquaints the student with construction technology for residential buildings. The second component deals with construction technologies for multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential construction and high-rise construction.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Understand the use of building codes and standards & the role of the principal certifying authority
2. Understand traditional construction methods, terminology and details for a variety of building types
3. Understand structures and structural systems
4. Appreciate the role of services in buildings

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of construction technology and structural principles (P.2)
  • Work effectively as a project team member at a practitioner level (P.4)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theory in construction cost planning an ability to practically apply this theory and relevant technologies to professional practice (P.5)

Teaching and learning strategies

This subject is taught using intensive block mode delivery.

Learning strategies involve face-to-face lectures supplemented with UTS online support materials.

Students will receive feedback via Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) tests and commentary on group assignments.

Content (topics)

Building Codes & Standards

Building Certification

Site Establishment

Building Foundations

Substructure & Structures

Claddings & Finishes

Material Handling

Building Services

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) - Day 1 Content

Intent:

The quiz will assess student’s understanding of content covered in class on Day 1 of the subject. It will offer students immediate feedback that will both help them understand how well they are able to understand and apply the knowledge they have learned from their readings and discussions in class.

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.2 and P.5

Type: Quiz/test
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 25%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Demonstrate the function of the building codes and Australian Standards and regulatory process in the construction industry 35 1 P.5
Understand residential construction methods and techniques 35 2 P.2
Understand residential structures and structural systems 30 3 P.2
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) - Day 2 Content

Intent:

The quiz will assess student’s understanding of content covered in class on Day 2 of the subject. It will offer students immediate feedback that will both help them understand how well they are able to understand and apply the knowledge they have learned from their readings and discussions in class.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

2, 3 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.):

P.2 and P.5

Type: Quiz/test
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 25%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Understand residential construction methods and techniques 30 2 P.2
Understand residential structures and structural systems 35 3 P.2
Understand the roles of services in buildings 35 4 P.5
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 3: Group Site Visit and Assignment

Intent:

Require students to attend an active construction site and prepare a group assignment to demonstrate their understanding of multi-storey construction sites and work together in a project team.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

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.2 and P.4

Type: Report
Groupwork: Group, individually assessed
Weight: 50%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Understand multi-storey construction methods and techniques 30 2 P.2
Understand multi-storey structures and structural systems 35 3 P.2
Demonstrate ability to coordinate and work within a team environment 35 2 P.4
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes