This unit will provide students with knowledge of the specialist forms of construction and complex statutory controls and their relevance to high-rise buildings. Students will learn how integrated design and development of building systems, structure and services can be facilitated using Building Information Modelling (BIM). They learn how to analyse, interpret and present the fundamentals of conventional and innovative construction details. They learn how to identify and specify Federal, state and city council local mandatory regulation and how to apply them in design and development of high rise buildings.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NBC3001

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse, interpret and present the fundamentals of conventional and innovative construction details for buildings;  
  2. Identify and specify compliance requirements for design and development of high rise buildings;  
  3. Interpret and apply federal, state and local building regulations, codes and standards in high rise building design and development;  
  4. Learn integrated design and development of building systems, structure and services and how this integration can be facilitated using Building Information Modelling(BIM); and  
  5. Critically review and building regulatory procedures, codes and standards to present graphical and written designs and specifications details for different high rise development scenarios.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Individual report (1000 words) 20%
Case Study Design project (teams of 4 students) and oral presentation (2000 word equivalent) 35%
Examination Two hour Examination (open book, building codes allowed) 45%
The portfolio is to feature work done in the tutorials and at home, including graphical and written designs and specifications detailing creative solutions appropriate to building types and/or property development scenarios, a reflective journal, and a self and peer assessment.

Required reading

Building Code of Australia (BCA) Volume One
National Construction Code (current version)
ABCB Publications, Canberra

Building Code of Australia (BCA) Volume Two
National Construction Code (current version)
ABCB Publications, Canberra

The following text are recomended: Ching, FDK, Onoye, BS, Zuberbuhler, D, (2013) Building structures illustrated: patterns, systems and design John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, New Jersey

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