BLDG 1014 Non-Residential Building

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301227

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Description The aim of this unit is to provide students with an introduction to the design, classification, applicable Australian Standards, structural systems, construction techniques, materials handling systems, building services, fit-out and finishes for larger scale buildings. The unit focusses on non-residential building projects such as shopping centres, factories, warehouses, office buildings and associated facilities.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects BLDG 1004 Building 2
BLDG 1006 Building 2 (WSTC)
BLDG 1005 Building 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Interpret pertinent building regulations;
  2. Analyse and describe construction techniques;
  3. Analyse and describe materials handling requirements;
  4. Assess preliminary cost and scheduling requirements for a project;
  5. Use scale models to describe project solutions.

Subject Content

-Players in the construction process
-Construction as a system
-Site investigation
-Civil works
-Reinforced concrete construction
-Steel construction
-Materials handling
-Cladding systems
-Portal framing and tilt-slab
-Examination of the design
-Fit-out and finishes for larger scale buildings
-Services coordination


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Individual Task: Individuals’ contribution to team report 1,000 words 10 N Individual
Group Submission: Design and construction project management brief involving practical and field research 3,000 words 30 N Group
Project presentations 3 minutes per group member 20 N Individual
Final examination (closed book) 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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