The unit covers the behaviour, properties, performance and limitations of the most widely used construction materials such as concrete, steel, timber as well as other construction materials such as polymers and composites. In addition, the unit gives an introduction to construction equipment, techniques and OH&S requirements used by the Civil and Architectural Engineering industry.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NEC2103

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the types, properties and applicability of materials; most commonly used in civil and architectural engineering construction work (i.e. concrete, steel and timber);  
  2. Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of other construction materials including masonry, aluminium, glass, polymers and composites;  
  3. Distinguish between the types of plant and equipment, and apply construction processes for a variety of civil and architectural engineering construction processes;  
  4. Investigate materials, equipment and construction techniques for a specific project; and  
  5. Evaluate OH&S and environmental requirements for working on a construction site with specific material, plant or project.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Group Laboratory Report(s) 25%
Report Group PBL-Type Report and Individual Report Poster 15%
Presentation Individual Scientific Poster 10%
Test Two (2) Tests 50%

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