ENGCV551-22B (HAM)

Advanced Construction Technologies

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Students will learn about advanced technology in the construction industry that initially requires them to understand the purposes of the technology in the industry: data acquisition, data analytics, data visualisation, communication, and construction automation. Understanding the application of technologies in construction is followed by knowledge of construction industry innovation, Construction 4.0, and building sustainability. Based on this knowledge, students will develop a project design using Building Information Modelling, Augmented Reality, and Life Cycle Assessment methods to apply the technology in the construction process and analyse the environmental impact

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/assets/Uploads/Documents/IEA-Graduate-Attributes-and-Professional-Competencies-2021.1-Sept-2021.pdf

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures and workshops.

Lectures: Three 1-hour face to face lectures per week. These will also be recorded on Panopto and will be available after the live session.

Workshops: One 3-hour session per week. Sessions will be on Monday (9AM to 12PM). Workshop will be run as computer labs.

Important Note for International Students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

If needed due to COVID restrictions, lectures and workshops will move to online formats to allow for remote learning.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Gain knowledge of construction 4.0, advanced construction technologies and methods, including prefabricated and modular buildings (WA1, WA11, WK6)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 1: Case studies of technology implementation (1)
  • Understand the role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry, including the benefits, the different tools, and processes linked to BIM (WA11, WK8)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 2: BIM project (2)
    Assignment 4: Final presentation (4)
  • Be competent in designing architectural and structural 3D models of buildings (WA5, WA11, WK6)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 2: BIM project (2)
  • Be competent in conducting life cycle assessments of buildings to analyse their environmental impacts (WA3, WA6, WA11, WK5)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 3: Life cycle assessment (3)
  • Apply knowledge of circular economy in buildings (WA6, WA11, WK5)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 3: Life cycle assessment (3)
    Assignment 4: Final presentation (4)
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Assessment

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The assessment of this paper will be through individual and group assignments.

Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student's name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected, then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 30% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 30% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Case studies of technology implementation
26 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: BIM project
30 Sep 2022
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3: Life cycle assessment
19 Oct 2022
9:00 AM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 4: Final presentation
19 Oct 2022
9:00 AM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Supplementary material to be provided on Moodle.

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Recommended Readings

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Construction technology: An illustrated introduction by E. Fleming (e-copy available through the Waikato University Library); Link: https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/EEDFB180-2715-BD3F-E59A-BA451A42E5FE.html
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Online Support

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Online support will be available through email and Moodle. If contacting through Moodle, do not use the messaging as it is difficult to respond to.

A discussion forum has been added to Moodle. Please feel free to use this to ask questions, communicate with classmates, and answer questions your classmates may have. The Forum will be monitored. You are encouraged to ask your classmates in the first instance if you have missed information related to the course.

Moodle announcements will also be used to send out information on lectures and assessment items. Ensure that you are subscribed to email notifications for these announcements. Frequently asked questions will be answered in the Moodle announcements.

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Workload

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WorkloadDuration (hrs)FrequencyTotal
Contact hours
Lectures3Weekly36
Workshops3Weekly33
Total contact hours69
Non contact hours
Assignment 11414
Assignment 23535
Assignment 32222
Assignment 41010
Total non-contact hours81
Paper Total hours150
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGCV241, ENGCV251 and ENGCV380

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