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Advanced Construction and Structures


6 Units of Credit

This course builds on student's prior knowledge of construction and structures by exploring the architectural implications of construction with a focus on structural systems idealisation and its use in conceptual design. It enables students to use structural theory for the conceptual design of high-rise and large-span buildings. The characteristics of high performance buildings, including light-weight construction, material efficiency, prefabrication and efficient assembly are emphasised.  The course advances students’ understanding of the concept of structure as form and architectonics through the exploration of history and theory of structures and contemporary practice. Students will learn to use structural analysis software to quantify the structural implications of the design of new high-rise structures.

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Offering Terms

Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Currently enrolled in program 8143 Master of Architecture


Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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