CIVIL CONSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENT

CIV3CC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

It is widely recognized that construction as a discipline is a combination of art and science. While an understanding of the technical aspects of construction is extremely important, it is also essential that construction professionals have knowledge of the business and management aspects of the profession. This subject provides a basic understanding of technical and management aspects of construction. It also covers risk assessment processes, occupational health and safety aspects and statutory approval processes for construction projects.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE2MES

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConstruction planning, equipment and methodsPrescribedPeurifoy et al.8TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the construction industry and identify the building construction processes necessary to transform a design into a useful structure.

Activities:
Activity: Lectures, tutorials, directed study and independent learning. Assessment: Assessed in assignment and exam. All of these assessments contain questions where students must demonstrate correct use of terminology and be able to describe varied stages of construction processes associated with a specific project delivery model.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Discipline-specific GCs
Critical Thinking

02. Compare the capacity and economics of construction equipment, select the correct equipment and plan its operation properly to ensure timely completion of projects.

Activities:
Activity: Lectures, tutorials, directed study and independent learning. Assessment: Assessed in assignment and exam. Questions in these assessments will require students to select equipment necessary for a given projects and produce the required calculations. Students have to show an appreciation of the data obtained and interpret the results from an economic point of view, or critically analyse the productivity of the equipment for varied site conditions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

03. Apply the quality assurance methodology associated with a range of construction processes in agreement with the professional specifications.

Activities:
Activity: Lectures, tutorials, directed study and independent learning. Assessment: Assessed in assignment and exam. In some exam questions students are asked to critically analyse the economic aspects associated with poor quality work on a given project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs

04. Explain differing aspects of construction site management, including Health and Safety, Environmental Management and the statutory approval processes required prior to any construction activity.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, directed study and independent learning Assessment: Assessed in assignment and exam. All of these assessments contain questions where students must demonstrate understanding of the legislation processes associated with a specific project or project delivery model.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs

05. Apply knowledge of the interactions between soil/rock to select the foundation systems and/or the supporting structure, and the equipment and construction method.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and independent learning Assessment: Assessed in assignment and exam. Some of the questions ask the students to select a foundation or support solution based on the given information, and describe the construction technology.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs

06. Explain the impact of the Acts of Parliament on the construction industry in relation to local government, water industry, health and safety, and environmental management.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and independent learning Assessment: Assessed in assignment and exam. Some of the questions ask the students to describe steps in the process of project approval and documentation necessary from varied authorities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs

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