Subject details

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

  1. identify the evolution of specialised construction techniques and how they are deployed in large projects
  2. evaluate application of management processes underlying specialised construction techniques
  3. select appropriate methods of applying specialised techniques.
    • Method Statements
    • Dewatering
    • Soil Stabilisation
    • Underpinning
    • Temporary Works
    • Deep Evacuation Techniques
    • Falsework
    • Demolition
    • Precast Systems
    • Slip-forming
    • Refurbishments
    • Temporary Works in Refurbishments
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

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

CUR-CME106-High Rise Construction , or CUR-CME150


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 1 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

In this subject, students will examine the techniques associated with the construction and management of a specialized building. Issues covered include advance construction techniques used in deep excavations, basement construction, dewatering, soil stabilisation, underpinning, remote sensing, actuation and automation techniques, temporary support and demolition.

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  • Case study (30%)
  • Tutorial exercises (20%)
  • Invigilated exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-CME-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Applied Science Construction Management

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  • Level 4 Subjects - Honours