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CIVL3811: Engineering Design and Construction

The twin foci of this unit are: to enable students to participate as design engineers by developing an understanding of the design principles and techniques involved in the planning of a range of construction activities; and to assist students in preparing themselves for the role of a site engineer in a construction project wherein they will become familiar with the planning and execution of those activities, albeit with supervision and guidance from experienced professionals. Construction topics include hard rock tunnelling and general rock excavation; soft ground tunnelling; underground construction; micro tunnelling; cut and cover tunnelling; earth retaining systems; piling; formwork and falsework; dewatering; pavement design and construction - rigid and flexible; stormwater drainage design and construction; marine construction; civil construction in environmentally sensitive areas; contract administration for construction engineers; general engineering in remote localities (project based); construction methods in bridge engineering; QA documentation on a typical project; insurance in the construction industry, OHandS issues in the construction industry; timber engineering; post-tensioned/prestressed concrete construction.

Code CIVL3811
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
CIVL1810 or CIVL2810

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. research and report on specialised topics in engineering construction
  • LO2. communicate engineering construction concepts and issues clearly and concisely
  • LO3. develop familiarity with insurance and other forms of risk management and with occupational health and safety issues in the construction Industry
  • LO4. design prefabricated and modular elements
  • LO5. design and construct pavements: (a) flexible pavement construction (incl pavement construction materials) and (b) rigid pavements construction (incl joints)
  • LO6. understand construction related issues and undertake limited design of selected construction operations
  • LO7. apply particular construction related aspects of digital engineering including building information modelling
  • LO8. design deconstruction strategies to deal with buildings and infrastructure at the end of their service life
  • LO9. understand design and construction aspects of: environmental engineering, general engineering for environmentally sensitive projects (incl EPA projects).
  • LO10. Design and Analysis of Tunneling . Students will understand the main practical procedure which can be taken place during the construction in the tunneling construction.
  • LO11. Design and Analysis Pre-stressed Bridges. Students will work out the main practical procedure which can be taken place during the construction in the different types of the bridges.
  • LO12. Active and Passive and HVAC Systems in Buildings. Building Services and Fire protection in Buildings . Introduction to Modular Building.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.