Course Title: Structures and Materials 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Structures and Materials 2

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1258

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

BUIL1259

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 17

BUIL1288

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1288

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22017 (SE2)

Course Coordinator: Dr Frank Boukamp

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1987

Course Coordinator Email: frank.boukamp@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 008.08.56

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

none


Course Description

This course builds on your learning in Structures and Materials 1, and focuses on the composition and use of concrete and composite material design within high rise construction. The objectives of this course are to: develop your knowledge and understanding of: basic design principles which apply to the use of concrete and composite materials; develop your understanding of key construction techniques which apply to high rise construction, including basement construction techniques and develop your understanding and ability to utilise construction technologies and materials applicable to the construction of a high rise building.

Areas covered include:

  • Structural forms
  • Concrete design
  • Concrete building technology
  • Advanced construction
  • Concrete technology

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex construction management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • Professionally communicate to a range of audiences, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the discipline and of the needs of diverse construction management stakeholders
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives


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

  • Analyse and apply construction technologies used in commercial construction, both local and global
  • Select and justify the use of construction technologies appropriate to diverse construction sites
  • Evaluate different technologies used in high rise construction
  • Determine and justify the optimal construction technolgoies for use in the different stages of construction


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will be developed through a variety of classroom activities that will include face to face lectures, workshops, and a site visit to a highrise construction project.


Overview of Learning Resources


RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.The University Library provides extensive services, facilities and study space as well as comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD’s, magazines, slides, films etc. Computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software are also available. The library also has an expanding virtual collection of electronic resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc. all of which are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day. More information on library resources and services can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library. If you need additional support, visit RMIT’s Learning Lab, either in person, or on line: http://disweb.rmit.edu.au


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,. Assessment may include, but is not limited to, reports and assigments. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback and by individual consultation.


An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc .