UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT5509 Practical Building Conservation—Developed Research Project on a Building Construction System

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit provides experienced professional guidance for students to apply their practical skills in building conservation to an individual research project involving a key building construction system from a significant place studied in a previous unit. Student research is in two parts—part one involves researching the literature on the subject and undertaking a survey of completed conservation projects involving the selected building construction system, examining the key conservation principles and the practical problems involved; part two involves proposing a set of conservation guidelines for work on this type of historic construction and developing an appropriate and detailed schedule of conservation work for the building construction system of the selected significant place. The range of subjects for selection is likely to be—masonry walls (limestone, sandstone, or brickwork); framed construction (timber or steel); earth or concrete structures; roof structure or coverings types; floor structures.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) identify and discuss key issues in the conservation of a particular building construction system type; and (2) propose conservation guidelines and demonstrate how they can be applied in practice.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) interim research paper; and (2) final research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Ingrid van Bremen
Unit rules
Prerequisites: ARCT5508 Practical Building Conservation and [ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation (formerly ARCT5583 Heritage and Conservation) or ARCT5505 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts]
Contact hours meetings with supervisors: typically 1 hour per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT5509/SEM-1/2017

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