Course Title: Introduction to Construction Processes

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Construction Processes

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1227

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1272

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22017 (SE1)

BUIL1272

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2018 (SE1)

BUIL1272

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2019 (All)

Course Coordinator: Rita Zhang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3906

Course Coordinator Email: rita.zhang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.56

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course focuses on the process of procuring a building or structure, and you will examine the process of construction in its historical, economic and practice based contexts.
Specifically, this course will develop your knowledge of:

  • the construction process and how this relates to construction management and the construction industry
  • the stages involved in the procurement of a building: from client conception, through design, construction, operation and demolition/re-use.

In this course you will also examine the different forms of communication that take place between the parties involved in the procurement process, including contracts, specifications and drawings. Topics studied include:

  • History of procurement: the changing roles of the Architect, Engineer, construction professionals and trades
  • Stages in the procurement process
  • Teams and procurement routes required to deliver projects
  • Communication between teams on a construction project, including different methods of communication such as contracts, specifications and drawings
     


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • PLO1: Determine and apply knowledge of complex construction management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • PLO5: Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

  1. CLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of the construction process and understanding of its relation to construction management
  2. CLO2: Demonstrate basic knowledge of how buildings and structures are produced
  3. CLO3: Identify and describe the roles undertaken by parties who engage in the procurement process
  4. CLO4: Analyse and describe procurement routes for different buildings and structures.
     


Overview of Learning Activities

Key concepts in the course will be explained and illustrated through interactive workshops that focus on case studies of buildings around Melbourne and the World. Workshops will be a blend of interactive instruction, group work and presentations.


Overview of Learning Resources


RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment