units

ARC1102

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jonathan Grove

Synopsis

Delivered in conjunction with ARC1002. Explores materials, component systems, products and fabrication systems as they apply to building construction. This includes the study of materials in terms of their physical and chemical properties, environmental sustainability and impact, and involves physical testing and assessment of materials and their application in architecture.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Understand the basic use and properties of materials and fabrication techniques as they apply to architectural design;
  2. Be familiar with historic and contemporary development of construction materials, component systems and fabrication techniques;
  3. Understand basic physical and structural principles as they pertain to different materials;
  4. Understand issues of environmental sustainability in relation to materials selection and design;
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.

Assessment

100% Mix mode

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

12 hours, including 4 hours of lecture/workshop and 8 hours of independent study

Co-requisites