|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Res Const: Mthds, Mtls & M'mnt|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Civil Engineering and Surveying|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||040399 - Building not elsewhere classif|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||21 July 2021|
Examiner: Gary Elks
The residential construction sector contributes a significant proportion of new orders within the construction industry. Accordingly, it is vital that residential development and construction is managed efficiently, professionally and to the required method of construction.
Residential Construction - methods, materials and management course is provided to explain how single and two storey residences are constructed in Australia providing knowledge on methods of construction, materials used, and management strategies to achieve project success. The course is supported with a number of videos on mainly Australian residential construction projects.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, student should be able to:
- Interpret client needs and wants
- Describe methods used for the construction of a residence
- Explain properties and types of materials used for residential construction projects
- Describe practices appropriate for the management of residential construction projects
- Explain the interconnectedness of methods, materials, and management
- Explain the usefulness of building information modelling to residential construction
- Demonstrate appropriate written and communication skills
|1.||Understanding clients’ needs and wants||5.00|
|2.||Design and design development||10.00|
|3.||Sourcing finance, procurement options, standard form contracts and specifications||10.00|
|4.||Construction insurance, site mobilisation, setting out, suppliers and subcontractors, time plans, and payment claims and procedures||10.00|
|5.||Base construction methods, materials and management of front end trades||10.00|
|6.||Frame construction methods, materials including temporary works and management of related trades||10.00|
|7.||External wall cladding and roof covering methods, materials and methods used for the management of middle trades||10.00|
|8.||Fixing stage work (linings, architraves, cornices, skirting, doors, baths and shower trays, tiling, built in shelves, cabinets and cupboards), methods of construction, materials used and management||10.00|
|9.||Practical completion, methods and materials used, management of back-end trades||10.00|
|10.||Defects and defects liability, warranties and guarantees||5.00|
|11.||Landscaping and interior decorating – methods, materials and management||5.00|
|12.||Introduction to building information modelling||5.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=CMG1002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||100||10||28 Jul 2021||6|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||300||30||21 Aug 2021||2,3,4|
|ASSIGNMENT 3||300||30||19 Sep 2021||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|ASSIGNMENT 4||300||30||22 Oct 2021||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.