ARBE4102

Construction Technology and Services

10 Units

This course develops the understanding of key concepts associated with the construction of High Rise buildings. The course provides a vehicle to develop knowledge and skills needed to comprehend the design of services in major buildings, and in so doing engender a lifelong interpretation of the intricacies of physical installation and their critical sequence in the construction process.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the techniques used in high-rise construction and how they are incorporated into the building process
  2. Appreciate the requirements and elements of HVAC, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and transportation services in buildings
  3. Understand the design and integration of services into high-rise buildings
  4. Present written and visual concepts and ideas.
Content
  • Building Code of Australia
  • Specifications
  • Evolution of High Rise Structures
  • Curtain Walls & Facades
  • High Rise HVAC, environmental, electrical, mechanical, hydraculic services & lifts
  • Thermal comfort, heat load analysis, air conditioning processes, plant selection and sizing.
  • Implications for managing the construction process.
  • Gas, oil, electricity and solid fuels.
  • Design of hot and cold water supply, drainage systems and effluent, electrical supply and distribution systems and vertical transportation.
  • Concrete Frame construction
  • Steel frame construction
  • High Rise Structural Elements
  • Management of the building process
Requisites
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE4102. Students who have successfully completed ARBE4102 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE4102.
Assumed Knowledge ARBE1102
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: A1 - Structural and Building Process Analysis
  • Written Assignment: A3 - Integration of Building Services
  • Quiz: Online Quiz
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.)
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE4102
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