CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION

CIV1CEC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of construction methods, techniques, equipment and plants often used in civil and infrastructure construction. Topics covered in this subject include: construction machines and equipment economics; planning for earthwork construction; soil and rock; preparation of site works; compaction and stabilization equipment; mobile equipment power requirements; heavy equipment; resource scheduling; finishing equipment; drilling and blasting of rock and earth; Aggregate production; Asphalt mix production and placement; and oncrete and concrete equipment. Studying through these topics, an integrated theoretical and technical knowledge in civil engineering construction that are needed in the planning, design, construction, maintenance and improvement of human built environment will be developed. Skills in the selection and use of modern tools in engineering construction will also be developed through the practical components of these topics.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply sound skills in research, investigation and selection of construction equipment.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Field visits to observe site equipment in use, small groups to examine equipment selection issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Relate function, capabilities and key parameters of earth moving equipment used in preparing a construction site.

Activities:
In class problem solving tasks and site visits.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Describe fundamentals of drilling, piling, cranes and blasting.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse the implications of concrete and asphalt production in applied contexts.

Activities:
In class problems solving tasks and group work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Discuss road construction and concrete construction methods

Activities:
Practical experimentation and site visits.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Communicate effectively in written and oral forms

Activities:
Presentation and report on road and concrete construction methods in a practical manner.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group Report and Presentation (2000 words and 20 minutes)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Open Book Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05