Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. analyse the effectiveness of various construction processes used in commercial buildings
  2. evaluate the physical performance of different types of materials used in local and international commercial construction
  3. produce construction details that illustrate and support component interfaces.
  • Topics

    • Introduction / Site Investigation
    • Site Surveying
    • Footings
    • Basements
    • Retaining Walls
    • Piling
    • Frames
    • Suspended Floors
    • Roofs
    • External Walls, Facings and Claddings
    • Formwork
    • Prestressed Concrete
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-CME150

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-CME101-Residential Construction , or CUR-CME110

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject broadens students' knowledge in commercial and industrial areas of construction technology. Students will examine how commercial and industrial buildings are built and how materials are used in them and develop the ability to read plans and illustrate construction details. Fieldwork is a component of this subject.

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  • Case Study (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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undergraduate CUR-CME-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)

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