This unit introduces students to common construction systems, construction materials, construction methodologies applied to simple building and their sustainable alternatives. Materials topics include selection of suitable materials for differing situations encountered in construction and OH and S and sustainability issues with regard to methods and materials, including consideration of indigenous values and practices. Construction topics include: sustainable site operations, sub-structure, super-structure and enclosure methodologies for simple residential buildings.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will be provided with class notes and additional resources online, in line with the topics.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):