CONMGNT 1010 - Digital Design and Construction: fundamentals

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023

This course will provide students a detailed understanding of information to be managed across the lifecycle of building and civil projects, both traditionally and with digital approach. The course will provide students basic understanding of Digital Construction, including Building Information Modelling, and illustrate the workflow in projects using a Digital Construction approach.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CONMGNT 1010
    Course Digital Design and Construction: fundamentals
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This course will provide students a detailed understanding of information to be managed across the lifecycle of building and civil projects, both traditionally and with digital approach. The course will provide students basic understanding of Digital Construction, including Building Information Modelling, and illustrate the workflow in projects using a Digital Construction approach.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Navodana Rodrigo

    Course Coordinator and lecturer: Navodana Rodrigo
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Describe the diverse information generated across various lifecycle stages of building projects, the traditional approach of managing the information, and the associated challenges
    2. Describe the common structure of buildings, including structural and non-structural components
    3. Explain the concepts and knowledge domains of Building Information Modelling
    4. Understand and develop BIM model for low rise building
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1, 2, 4

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 2

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1, 3, 4

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    3, 4

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1, 2, 3, 4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Course Materials
    All required course materials are provided in MyUni. Learning activities will be carried out face-to-face or online and all details are available in MyUni.

    Use of additional software
    Autodesk Revit will be used to develop BIM models in this course. Autodesk Revit software has been installed in computer labs for students to access during tutorials and other times. The locations to access the software have been provided in MyUni. Autodesk Revit software is also available through ADAPT. For further details on ADAPT click here.
    Recommended Resources
    All recommended resources have been provided in MyUni. Please refer to the content provided in modules and other tabs of MyUni.
    Online Learning
    All course materials including lecture notes, tutorials, assessments, and all other resources will be provided in MyUni.

    All critical announcements will be communicated to students through Announcements in MyUni. Students are expected to check ‘Announcements’ tab regularly.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is designed with lectures delivered online and tutorial sessions conducted face-to-face/online along with quizzes, assessments and workshop sessions spread throughout the semester. Many of the activities are designed to improve students’ problem-solving skills and achieve the Course Learning Outcomes.

    This course will set the scene and develop skills necessary for further courses in digital design and construction throughout the Bachelor of Construction Management.

    All details related to learning activities, assessments, and key deliverables have been provided in MyUni.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University guidelines suggest that the average (full-time) student should spend 48-52 hours per week to achieve a Credit. Consequently, the total workload for this course is 12-13 hours per week (156 hours in total) for an average student to achieve a Credit.

    Activity Contact Hours       Private Study Hours       Total Hours      
    Online modules (incl. videos, readings, engagement)       - 30 30
    Quizzes (10%)  12 12 24
    Essay (10%) 3 14 17
    Report and BIM Model (40%) 18 34 52
    Examination (40%) 3 30 33
    Total  156

    Learning Activities Summary
    The course will be focused on providing knowledge related to digital design and construction and assist the students in achieving the Course Learning Outcomes through lectures, discussion-based tutorial activities, videos, and workshop sessions. Further details of the learning activities carried out in this course has been provided in MyUni.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students are expected to attend the weekly online lecture prior to attending the weekly face-to-face/online tutorial session as the knowledge delivered through the lecture would assist in completing the activities done during tutorial sessions.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessments are divided into following types:
    1. Online quizzes
    2. Essay
    3. Report and BIM model
    4. Examination
    A more detailed breakdown of the assessments have been provided below in 'Assessment Detail'.

    Assessment Related Requirements
    To pass this course you must
    • Attempt/submit Assessment 3 and Assessment 4
    • Achieve a mark of at least 50% for the overall course
    Assessment Detail

       Assessment           Type       Weight        Individual/Group     Course Learning
       Outcomes Assessed   
      Due Date*   
    Assessment 1 Quiz 10% Individual 1,2,3  Week 1-11
    Assessment 2 Essay 10% Individual 1 Week 7
    Assessment 3     Report and Model     40% Individual 2, 3, 4  Week 11
    Assessment 4 Quiz 40% Individual 1, 2, 3 SWOT Week

    *The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.

    Submission format
    All submissions for this course will be electronically through MyUni.

    Deadlines and penalty for submissions
    It is essential to meet the deadlines of this course. The deadlines for all assessments have been provided in MyUni. A penalty of 10% per calendar day up to 10 days will be applied to any late submissions. The quizzes will be available for the time period mentioned in MyUni.

    Students eligible for special consideration are requested to advise the course coordinator as early as possible where alternate arrangements will be required.

    Extension requests
    If you need to request an extension for any of the assessments, you will need to provide justification based on grounds of either medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances and you need to provide documentary evidence (e.g. form signed by Medical Practitioner - the type of evidence required is indicated on the form) to support your case in line with the Modified Arrangement for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy.

    The completed ’Application for Assessment Extension’, should be emailed to the course coordinator before the assessment deadline for consideration.

    Academic Integrity Policy
    The Academic Integrity Policy applies to all students, and students are advised to be familiar with the policy. Software (e.g. TurnItIn) may be used to verify the originality of submissions.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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