218172

Construction Technology: Residential

Principles of construction and structural systems for residential buildings, and non specific design of timber framed buildings for resistance to wind and earthquake.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

218172

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

100-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Course notes

All students MUST hold a current ‘Site Safe Foundation Passport - Building Construction’ prior to their visit to any construction site for monitoring exercise. There will be an external Site Safe workshop run at the commencement of the semester which all internal students will be expected to enrol in. The certificate issued after successful completion of this workshop permits students to visit construction sites. All students MUST provide their own hard hat with chin strap, high visibility vest, and steel capped shoes, to be worn for all site visits (construction monitoring assignments). All students MUST have their own digital camera (camera, smartphone or tablet) to take photos during site visits for the construction monitoring assignment.

All assessments are compulsory and students must achieve at least 40% in each assessment to be eligible to pass the course.

Restrictions

Choose just one
138254, 138282, 138281, 217172

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Identify typical residential construction elements such as foundations, fixings, framing, cladding and roofing.
  • 2 Relate the steps in the construction of a residential building, from site preparation to completion of interior lining, to New Zealand building protocols.
  • 3 Analyse weathertightness risk factors and ways to maintain weathertightness in residential buildings.
  • 4 Identify aspects of wind and earthquake bracing in residential buildings.
  • 5 Describe the evolution of New Zealand architectural design and principles of design optimisation.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 40%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 3 4 5 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

MAINTAINING YOUR HOME

Author
ANNA SMITH
ISBN
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Edition
2006
Publisher
BRANZ, WELLINGTON

BRANZ HOUSE BUILDING GUIDE

Author
TREVOR PRINGLE AND EDDIE BRUCE
Edition
3RD (2011)
Publisher
BRANZ, Wellington

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