School Of Built Environment

Civil and SubstructureWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301220.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Mark Crowley

Equivalent Units
300720 Construction Technology 1 (Civil) 300721 Construction Technology 2 (Sub-structure)

300706 Building 1 OR 301226 Residential Building AND 300707 Building 2 OR 301227 Non-Residential Building

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  
2021 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  

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About this Unit
This unit provides an overview of civil construction and associated sub-structure works comprising footings, pilings and slabs and the high costs associated with these elements. Through site surveys, site assessments and design proposals students will apply their developing understanding of bulk excavation, site drainage, service mains (electricity, gas, water, sewerage, data), roads and retaining walls to real world examples. Students will also examine public infrastructure such as ports, tunnels, bridges and highways to deepen their knowledge base. Additionally, in order to further understand the high costs involved in sub structure works, students will learn to identify problems faced on sites including rock, chemically-aggressive soils and water-logged sites.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
This unit involves extensive practical exercises. In order to undertake the practicals, each student must have the appropriate PPE (Personal Protection Equipment): Laboratory coat Broad-brimmed hat Safety shoes

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