IAR1211 - Building construction and materials A - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture


Sven Mehzoud

Not offered in 2017


Principles of small scale architectural and interior construction as applied to interiors. Incorporation of services, structure, materials, basic materials science, construction methods and systems. The basic science of construction and building materials, the major types of small scale construction methods, the major materials used in small scale construction and interiors, and ways in which services are integrated into overall construction.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand principal methods of small scale construction
  2. understand major materials used in small scale construction and interiors
  3. understand the integration of elements and systems used in the building of small scale constructions
  4. understand the basic materials science of commonly used construction and interior materials.


Examination: 35% Project: 50% Tutorial presentations: 15%

Workload requirements

4 hours in class and 8 independent study hours

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Chief examiner(s)



IAR1201, IAR2201