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Building and Construction

218.100 Construction Materials 15 credits
Characteristics and properties of construction materials, focusing on concrete, timber and metals. This course includes laboratory sessions related to the lecture material.
218.110 Construction Industry Work Experience I 0 credits
Construction industry work experience for at least 300 hours in a public or private business in an area related to the student's chosen major. A descriptive report demonstrating satisfactory work experience and generic skills such as observational, fact-finding, analytical and reporting skills is required.
218.123 CAD and Building Information Modelling 15 credits
An introduction to computer aided design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
218.150 Introduction to Built Environment and Measuring Systems 15 credits
Introduction to the built environment, construction economics and measuring systems, with emphasis on the nature and operation of the New Zealand built environment, impact of the micro and macro economics on construction, and the basic principles of measurement of building works.
218.151 Construction Health & Safety & Sustainable Buildings 15 credits
An introduction to the legal and regulatory health and safety requirements on construction sites, the design and construction principles of sustainable buildings, and sustainable building rating systems.
218.172 Construction Technology: Residential 15 credits
Principles of construction and structural systems for residential buildings, and non specific design of timber framed buildings for resistance to wind and earthquake.
218.210 Construction Industry Work Experience II 0 credits
This course extends the construction industry work experience gained in first year to additional 300 hours in a public or private business in an area related to the student's chosen major. A descriptive report demonstrating satisfactory work experience and generic skills such as observational, fact-finding, analytical and reporting skills is required.
218.211 Construction Economics and Estimating 15 credits
Financial concepts relating to early stages of the construction project including feasibility studies, cost planning, preliminary estimating methods, design economics, basic principles of life cycle costing and value engineering, tender documentation, tendering methods, and tender pricing and evaluation.
218.213 Measuring Systems l 15 credits
Measurement and scheduling of quantities for specialist building trades according to NZS 4202. Introduction to computer aided measuring and scheduling packages.
218.214 Measuring Systems II 15 credits
Measurement and scheduling of quantities for specialist building trades according to NZS 4202. The use of computer aided measuring and scheduling packages.
218.271 Construction Technology: Commercial 15 credits
Construction technology of low rise commercial and industrial buildings.
218.273 Building Technology: Commercial Property 15 credits
Building technology of low rise commercial and industrial buildings.
218.274 Building Services 15 credits
Principles of services and facilities in commercial and domestic buildings.
218.280 Construction Operations and Control 15 credits
A critical examination of construction-related practices, operations and control. Overall planning and coordination of a construction project from inception to completion aimed at meeting a client's requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project.
218.311 Construction Contract and Financial Administration 15 credits
An introduction to construction procurement methods, contractual arrangement methods, contractual risk assessment, and construction contract and subcontract administration including the financial administration.
218.313 Construction Innovation and Building Information Modeling 15 credits
An investigation into the process of innovation and opportunities for innovation in the construction sectors. Particular reference is given to current innovations in information technology including the application of Building Information Modeling software.
218.315 Construction Law 15 credits
The basics of construction law including construction professional negligence, terms of engagement of construction professionals, legal principles affecting tendering, formation of construction contracts and subcontracts, key principles of construction contracts including those affecting time, cost, and quality obligations, termination of contracts, and resolution of construction disputes.
218.340 Construction Research Project 30 credits
The construction research project course will enable students to conduct and report on an aspect of construction that demands independent thought and action. It entails an investigation of construction related topics aimed at developing problem identification and solving skills, an appropriate literature review, theories application, laboratory and field work investigation, preparation and submission of a written report, poster and oral presentation on the research topic.
218.374 Construction Technology: Multi-Storey 15 credits
The construction technology of multi-storey buildings. An appreciation of the environmental impact assessment for multi-storey buildings in the context of sustainable development.
218.414 Construction Planning and Scheduling 15 credits
Principles and practice of construction project planning, programming, scheduling and risk analysis.
218.710 Advanced Construction Planning and Scheduling 15 credits
Advanced principles and practice of construction project planning, scheduling and risk analysis.
218.720 Advanced Construction Site Operations and Control 15 credits
Advanced principles and practice of construction project site planning and organisation, site operations, progress monitoring and control.
218.730 Construction Project Management 15 credits
Advanced construction project management principles and practice.
218.741 Light & Lighting 15 credits
This course considers photometric concepts and develops the principles of light control and distribution. Human visual processes are considered and colour science is introduced.
218.742 Lamps and Luminaires 15 credits
This course develops the principles of light production as applied to lamps and considers the application of lamps in lighting design. The requirements for lamp control gear are considered together with the application of optical control to achieve accurate and efficient distribution of luminous flux. Methods of photometric testing of lamps and lluminaires will be investigated.
218.743 Interior Lighting Design 15 credits
This course develops the principles of interior lighting design. The human requirements and statutory regulations are investigated. Lighting designs are undertaken to demonstrate the techniques involved. The utilisation of daylight to enhance lighting installations and assist with energy savings is considered. Creative lighting techniques are investigated.
218.744 Energy Efficient Lighting and Exterior Lighting Design 15 credits
This course considers the efficiency of lamps and luminaires in producing and distributing luminous flux. Lighting controls for energy saving applications are investigated. Principles of exterior lighting for work places are considered and the flood lighting of building facades is developed. The design of landscape lighting for commercial and public spaces is undertaken. The statutory requirements for, and the techniques associated with, road way and pedestrian lighting are considered. The design of lighting for sports grounds is undertaken.
218.761 Design and Management of Healthy Buildings 15 credits
To provide building practitioners with knowledge of the building components and systems that create a healthy indoor environment for non-industrial buildings. The principles of managing a healthy indoor environment, including methods for investigating indoor air quality and building performance.
218.763 Construction Law I 15 credits
Principles of construction law including construction professional liability, drafting and interpreting construction contracts, and application of construction law principles on issues relating to time, cost, quality, termination of contracts, and dispute resolution.
218.764 Construction Law II 15 credits
Specialist areas of construction law including contractual risk analysis, comparative construction contracts, modern plain English drafting, subcontracting, and construction contract administration.
218.765 Construction Adjudication 15 credits
Statutory adjudication in Commonwealth jurisdictions with a focus on the law and practice of adjudication under the New Zealand Contracts Act 2002 and subsequent amendments including the adjudicator's appointment, jurisdiction, duties, powers and adjudicator's determination.
218.780 Construction Commercial Management 1 15 credits
Pre Contract financial management of construction projects, including feasibility, procurement and tendering.
218.781 Construction Commercial Management II 15 credits
Commercial management of construction projects including aspects relating to change management, value management, cost management, financial risk management, time management and claims management.
218.810 Research Report 45 credits
A detailed examination of a specific researchable topic within the field of construction. The course provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate independence and originality to solve a construction-related problem requiring analytical, design and experimental effort.
218.820 Dissertation 60 credits
A detailed examination of a specific researchable topic within the field of construction. The course provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate independence and originality to solve a construction-related problem requiring analytical, design and experimental effort.
218.828 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
218.829 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
218.830 Thesis 90 credits
A detailed examination of a specific researchable topic within the field of construction. The course provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate independence and originality to solve a construction-related problem requiring analytical, design and experimental effort.
218.900 PhD Construction 120 credits

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