Courses & Units

Timber Durability ENG737

Introduction

As a natural but biodegradable material, timber's durability and resistance to biological and other attack are related to its natural durability, any treatment applied to improve this durability and the exposure that results from inclusion in a structure. This unit provides students wishing to use or maintain timber structure or elements effectively with the principles and techniques of design and construction for effective timber durability. It introduces the key mechanisms of biodegradation, including fire, and the level of hazard expected in particular applications before covering treatment, coating and design options for improved performance and extended service life. This includes fire performance in bushfire and National Construction Code compliance in buildings of all types.

Summary

Unit name Timber Durability
Unit code ENG737
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Assaad Taoum
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the major hazards to timber and wood products in the built environment.
  • Understand timber’s natural and treated resistance to major hazards in the built environment
  • Design timber-rich solutions for architectural, structural and building envelope applications exposed to regular built environment hazards
  • Design timber-rich solutions for architectural, structural and building envelope applications exposed to extreme environmental hazards
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030303 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (20%)|Report (30%)|Design/drawing (25%)|Project (25%)
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Textbooks

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