Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide a solid understanding of contemporary construction practices, materials development and application of applicable techniques for medium to high rise residential buildings, commercial buildings that includes industrial, educational, medical and other related classes of buildings. You will be engaged with the technological processes involved from design to construction and develop an understanding in assembling the inherent structural systems and built form of these buildings. You will develop essential skills for the executing piling and basements construction; retention systems; industrial buildings, portal frames and ground slabs; precast construction systems for walls and floors; prestressing applications and construction systems for buildings and infrastructure elements; hybrid and composite construction systems.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCEM


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Reading set for CEM5ACS

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Construction technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Buildings

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMike Riley and Alison Cotgrave


Edition/Volume3rd Eds

PublisherMacmillan Education UK


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate factors influencing construction processes and construction requirements in medium to high rise buildings.
02. Distinguish between various structural systems and materials and select the appropriate ones for various building typologies.
03. Evaluate and propose alternative construction systems to suit specific requirements by applying advanced technical knowledge.
04. Interpret advanced construction drawings and communicate construction solutions by using sketches, drawings, models and technical reports consistent with project design criteria.
05. Critically analyse innovative construction methods adopted for constructing medium to high rise buildings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment 1 - Individual based equivalent to 1000 words. Based on Concrete Structures.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assessment 2 Group based Equivalent to 1500 words per student. Based on steel or composite systems

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5