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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.
218.101 Building Materials, Elements and Regulation 15 credits
The course introduces the basic principles of construction and building materials within New Zealand's building codes context. Students will examine the basic properties, behaviours, performance and constraints of common construction materials. Students are introduced to key standards, guides and codes to building construction in New Zealand.
218.102 Construction Technology and Services I 15 credits
This course will enable students to understand how components of residential buildings are assembled to create habitable and usable spaces. Students will explore how the characteristics of various construction materials used in interior finishing are applied. Students are introduced to the principles of services and facilities for comfort and energy performance of residential buildings, including in 3D digital environment.
218.103 Construction Design and Drawings 15 credits
This course introduces students to basic design, production and interpretation of construction design and drawings. Students will learn basic design principles and will produce 2D and 3D drawings using drafting software.
218.105 Integrating Design and Delivery in Built Environment 15 credits
This course examines the nature and operations of the New Zealand construction industry. It examines the role and responsibilities of key industry players, their interactions and inter-relationships towards design and delivery of construction projects as a pre-cursor to implementing a collaborative working platform such as Building Information Modelling (BIM). The course reviews the legal position of the Treaty of Waitangi in relation to construction projects in New Zealand.
218.106 Construction Health, Safety and Wellbeing 15 credits
This course examines the potential hazards and safety strategies of the construction workplace. Students will explore strategies for safe designs, hazard assessment and the implication of health and safety legislation. The course reviews construction-related health conditions and their mitigation strategies.
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).
218.141 Introduction to Facilities Management 15 credits
Understanding the language and basic concepts in facility management service delivery. The Facility Manager's role in adding value to enhance assets, user experiences, wellbeing and productivity.
218.143 Asset Management 15 credits
Identification and classification of assets and facilities. Asset lifecycle stages and deliverables. Facility Manager's role in managing assets and stakeholders.
218.146 Facilities Management Planning 15 credits
Concepts in operation, maintenance and management of assets. Use life stages, obsolescence and maintenance principles for achieving 'fit for purpose' use.
218.147 Workplace Management 15 credits
Evolution of assets and space usage. Principles and practices in adaptation, change management, and future proofing. Management of multi-user facilities.
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.
218.201 Construction Technology and Services II 15 credits
This course covers the construction methods and materials used in commercial buildings. Students will examine installation of services and facilities for comfort and energy performance of commercial buildings including in a 3D digital environment.
218.203 Principles of Measurement and Estimation 15 credits
The course covers the principles of measurement of building works. Students will integrate and apply preliminary and detailed estimating, and cost planning principles to make cost-related decisions.
218.204 Construction Contracts and Legal Principles 15 credits
An introduction to basic legal principles and contexts that may affect construction projects in New Zealand including a basic introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. It includes an introduction to Commonwealth legal systems and basic principles of the law of contract and tort. These are then extended to legal principles affecting construction contracts and an introduction to construction dispute resolution methods.
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 Standard Method of Measurement. 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 Standard Method of Measurement. The use of computer aided measuring and scheduling packages.
218.220 Measurement I 15 credits
The course develops proficiency in the rules and basic processes of building measurement using appropriate Standard Method of Measurement of building works. Students will perform 2D quantity take-off to produce Bills of Quantities covering major trades and/or building elements using computer aided measuring and scheduling packages.
218.224 Construction Technology and Services III 15 credits
The course covers the construction methods and materials used in infrastructure projects, including in 3D digital environment. Students will examine the design and installation of services and lifelines associated with infrastructure projects. The course will also describe the maintenance requirements for large infrastructure projects.
218.226 Planning and Digital Built Environment for Quantity Surveyors 15 credits
Students develop construction project-planning skills and apply these to the production of cost-related information for decision-making. Students will cover practical application of cost information to the digital approach to and digital simulation of design, construction and operation of buildings.
218.228 Planning and Digital Built Environment for Construction Managers 15 credits
Students develop construction project-planning skills and apply these to the production of schedule-related information for decision-making. The practical application of schedule information to the digital approach to and digital simulation of design, construction and operation of buildings.
218.230 Construction Site Operations 15 credits
This course examines site practices, operations and control. Students will undertake planning and coordination of a construction site from project inception to completion. The course covers project documentation, compliance requirements and processes including health and safety management, stakeholder management, payment mechanisms, waste minimisation, and site layout optimisation based on a programme of works using digital simulation tools.
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.
218.320 Civil & Services Measurement 15 credits
The course will develop proficiency in the measurement of civil engineering projects and building services using appropriate Standard Methods of Measurement. Students will perform 2D and 3D quantity take-off to produce Bills of Quantities for civil projects and for engineering services.
218.321 Construction Estimation & Risks 15 credits
The course develops further construction estimating skills for bill preparation, tendering and decisions. Students in this course will identify and mitigate construction risks in dealing with preliminaries and strategies for fixing margins for profit and overheads.
218.323 Measurement II 15 credits
Students will use industry standard software packages for building measurement and for the production of professional level schedules and Bills of Quantities for complex buildings and structures
218.324 Integrating Building Information and the Supply Chain 15 credits
The course provides knowledge and skills on project information management processes based on Building Information Modelling (BIM) platforms across different construction organisations and the supply chain. Students will learn how to integrate digital technologies with the construction supply chain to collaborate and increase productivity.
218.325 Post Contract Financial Administration 15 credits
The financial administration of construction projects after a contract has been awarded. Evaluation and preparation of progress claims, variations and fluctuations, extension of time claims and final accounts. Collation and presentation of contract documentation.
218.326 Quantity Surveying Capstone 15 credits
This course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate and apply the knowledge and skills they have developed over the course of the degree.
218.327 Sustainability and Construction Innovation 15 credits
This course introduces students to the broader concepts of sustainability and innovation applied to the entire building lifecycle. The course examines sustainable development goals, environmental legislation and their implications on building production during the pre-construction phase, use/re-use, recycle, waste and innovations to minimise environmental impacts during the construction phase, innovations for sustainable maintenance during the post-construction phase and also innovations in deconstruction and reclaiming during the demolition phase as a means to enable a circular economy.
218.328 Construction Professional Practice and Ethics 15 credits
This course continues the study of basic principles of the law affecting construction contracts into the wider area of construction law. These include principles of professional ethics and the roles and liabilities of construction professionals. The course introduces both legal principles and practical aspects of construction contracts including construction contract administration. The course also includes an exploration into more common construction dispute resolution methods such as statutory adjudication.
218.329 Facilities Management for Construction Managers 15 credits
The course covers the concepts and principles of managing built facilities. It covers strategic aspects of facilities management, space planning management, support services, building performance, and sustainability. Review of software applications in facility management to also enable 6D digital asset management.
218.330 Construction Procurement and Tendering 15 credits
This course explores the process of procuring and tendering construction projects, including in a digital environment such as e-Procurement and e-Tendering. Students investigate the principles and processes of various traditional and non-traditional procurement and tendering methods, prepare tender and contract documents, undertake contractual risks assessments, and analyse tenders.
218.331 Construction Quality Assurance 15 credits
The course develops knowledge on the principles and concepts of quality in construction. This includes implementation of quality management, a legal and regulatory environment; quality assurance practices (methods, processes and systems); quality costing; quality planning and quality management in construction projects and activities.
218.335 Construction Management and Equipment 15 credits
The course covers concepts and functional application of major categories of construction equipment. Students will develop systems and procedures for the efficient management of construction equipment using underlying concepts in methods and operational characteristics; selection and utilisation; lifecycle analysis; economic and financial considerations; health and safety management; and sustainability.
218.336 Construction Management Capstone 15 credits
This course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate and apply the knowledge and skills they have developed over the course of the degree
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 or oral presentation on the research topic.
218.344 Managing Risk and Operational Sustainability 15 credits
This course introduces the broader concepts of risk and decision making as they relate to the operation, maintenance and disposal of assets. Application of sustainability principles and practices to meet business objectives. Business continuity and emergency planning at a high level/policy.
218.346 Digital Evolution of Facilities Management 15 credits
Building Information Modelling and other software applications used for efficient management of assets. Information and data management using contemporary software. Current and future trends in efficient asset management.
218.352 Facilities and Asset Maintenance 15 credits
An examination of concepts and strategies for the operation and maintenance of assets and facilities. Students will apply asset management assessment frameworks for planning and maintenance in facilities management.
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.
218.711 Research Methods in Construction 30 credits
The course develops skills critical to the analysis, synthesis and review of literature; discuss alternative research methodologies; review tools and techniques for data collection; review data analysis techniques and their application in construction research; and the evaluation of research findings.
218.712 Advanced Building Information Modelling 15 credits
This course equips students with the knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) development and management and enables students to apply a range of BIM tools across the lifecycle of a building project. This course is suitable for construction professionals and stakeholders.
218.713 Digital Technology Applications in Construction 15 credits
A study of current application of digital technologies within the construction industry. The course includes the approaches to developing digital technologies that can be applied at all stages of a project's lifecycle.
218.714 Sustainable Buildings and Structures 15 credits
Strategies and techniques of sustainable design and construction for the built environment, including green procurement, Design for Excellence (DfX), construction techniques and practice, zero-carbon buildings, constructability and operation and maintenance considerations.
218.715 Sustainability and Climate Change for Construction Industry 15 credits
Climate change presents specific challenges to the domestic and international construction industry, requiring innovations during the entire lifecycle of projects. This course introduces students to aspects of climate change, principles of sustainability, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals relevant to the built environment. It focuses on the specific implications of climate change for the construction industry and ways in which the industry can take leadership in promoting sustainability.
218.716 International Construction 15 credits
Globalisation and booming regional economies are creating a need for construction professionals who are aware of both local and international construction markets and practices, and who are capable of managing complex construction operations. This course details the critical issues and concepts relevant to managing projects in an international context, such as marketing, negotiations, project procurement, financing, law and contracts, industry regulations, human resources, communications, safety, and risk management.
218.717 Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
This course develops skills critical to the analysis, synthesis and review of literature; discusses a range of research methodologies; reviews tools and techniques for data collection; examines data analysis techniques and their application in construction research; and outlines the evaluation of research findings.
218.718 Advanced Research Methods in Built Environment 15 credits
This course addresses the development of research skills required for advanced research in the built environment, from developing a research proposal, reviewing literature and applying analytical processes through to the key features of scientific reporting of findings.
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 luminaires 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 Advanced Construction Law 15 credits
Principles of construction law including construction professional liability, formation, drafting and interpreting construction contracts, and application of construction law principles on issues relating to time, payment, quality, subcontracting, termination of contracts, and alternative dispute resolution.
218.764 Construction Contracts and Administration 15 credits
Specialist areas of construction law including contractual risk analysis, comparative construction contracts, construction contract administration, and specialist topical areas such as modern plain English drafting, subcontracting, and modern methods of resolving disputes.
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.
218.769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits
This course examines approaches to reducing energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings resulting from the design and use of the building and its energy services. The course covers the principles of energy-efficient building design as well as use and interpretation of energy and sustainability audits. Identification of options for reducing energy use through renovation and retrofitting as well as occupant behaviour are also covered.
218.770 Advanced Construction Technology 15 credits
Construction industry operations, systems and technology including the project life cycle, key stakeholders, sustainable buildings, smart living spaces, innovation, lean production, offsite construction, logistics and current trends.
218.780 Quantity Surveying Practice 15 credits
Pre contract Quantity Surveying practice including feasibility, preliminary estimates, cost plans, cash flow forecasting, life cycle costing and measurement.
218.781 Construction Financial Administration 15 credits
Post- contract financial administration of construction projects including construction procurement and tendering, interim payments, variations, claims, and final accounts.
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.
218.811 Research Report (90 credits) 90 credits
This course provides the opportunity to undertake research work that demonstrates independence and originality to solve a construction-related problem requiring analytical, design and experimental effort. Students will be guided through a series of supervised tutorials, workshops, presentations, seminars and written reports to document and disseminate their research.
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.
218.831 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
218.832 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
218.900 PhD Construction 120 credits