Courses & Units

Building Technology in Design 1: Introduction to Structures KDA125

Launceston

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Introduction

This unit focuses on the structural principles of elements used in building design. It covers structural mechanics and material properties, as they apply to elements in compression and tension, and in beams and trusses found in typical buildings. Graphical statics and numerical solutions are used to analyse structures. Both planar and frame construction is considered in relation to dead loads, live loads and wind forces. The emphasis is on learning by making, testing and student reflection. Timber framing in small buildings is used to explore structural concepts. Parts are made and tested at full scale and a small building is constructed complying with appropriate Australian standards.

Summary

Unit name Building Technology in Design 1: Introduction to Structures
Unit code KDA125
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Architecture & Design
Discipline Architecture and Design
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Professor Kirsten Orr

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One hour lecture per week (12 weeks).
Three hours of tutorials and workshops per week (12 weeks).

Assessment

Three assignments weighted at 20%, 40% and 40%.
There are no exams in this unit.

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Textbooks

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