Low Rise Construction
Stake out designs in domestic construction. You’ll study structure, materials, tools and methods to build houses from foundation to finish. Consider how structural design controls heat and light effects; ventilation, acoustics and air flow and quality.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and analyse various elements of a low rise building, and the effectiveness of various construction processes used in buildings
- evaluate the physical performance of different types of materials used in low rise construction
- apply nominated aspects of science to assess the performance of low rise buildings.
- Introduction to the National Construction Code and Site Investigation
- Building Performances- Sound, Heat and Sun on Buildings
- Concrete and Concrete Frames
- Ground Floors and Suspended Floors
- Timber/ Timber Boards, Slabs and Panels
- Roof Structures
- Stairs and Doors
- The Fundamentals of Electrical and Plumbing
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as Residential Construction.
In this subject students will be introduced to the types, components and practices of low-rise domestic construction. In this overview of basic constructional materials used in domestic construction students will apply aspects of applied science to relevant building types by examining the properties of matter, wave motion, heat, light and sound). Students will also evaluate solar effects on buildings. Fieldwork is a component of this subject.
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- Case Study (25%)
- Reflection (25%)
- eTest (50%)