Subject details

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

  1. identify how large scale projects rely on a combination of specialised construction techniques
  2. evaluate and reflect upon the application of management processes where specialised construction techniques are being used
  3. select appropriate methods of applying specialised techniques.
  • Topics
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

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


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

Examination of the techniques associated with specialised construction and building management processes. Issues covered include deep excavations, basement construction, dewatering, soil stabilisation, underpinning, temporary support and demolition.

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  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Tutorial exercises (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report (30%)

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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