Building Development and Compliance

Unit code: NEA2201 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
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Overview

This unit aims to give students sufficient skill and knowledge of the various forms of building development that can be encountered in suburban settings, ranging from domestic building projects. In this unit students learn how to identify and use Federal, State and local council required codes and standards relevant to low rise and medium rise buildings and how to apply these mandatory constrains in building design from start of design process to building construction completion stage. They will learn how to develop construction details to respond to governmental mandatory requirement. They also learn about various building trades, professions and authorities involved in building design and construction and how they communicate and how this communication can be facilitated using project documentation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Assess the involvement of various building trades, professions and authorities in building design and construction;
  2. Identify and specify compliance requirements for design and development of low rise and medium rise buildings by undertaking real-word case studies;
  3. Interpret and apply federal, state and local building regulations, codes and standards in low rise and medium rise building design and development;
  4. Demonstrate understanding and skills of building design and construction processes using project documentation; and
  5. Develop and design new innovative and conventional building construction details according to international and Australian standards.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 30%
Tests (2) (90mins duration each)
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 25%
Group Presentation
Assessment type: Exercise
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Grade: 10%
In-class Exercises
Assessment type: Project
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Grade: 35%
Design Project and Oral Presentation

Required reading

Building Code of Australia Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings
National Construction Code Series (2019)| ABCB Publications, Canberra
Building Code of Australia Class 1 to Class 10 Buildings
National Construction Code Series (2019)| ABCB Publications, Canberra

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