Building Design

CVE80008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


Admission to a cognate Postgraduate course 

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with practical skills which are necessary for the structural design of buildings

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify the critical issues that should be addressed in planning and designing a multi-storey building. (K1,K2,K3,K5,K6,S1,S2,S3,A1,A5,A6)
2. Undertake conceptual design for buildings covering floor layout and identify suitable lateral load resisting systems.(K1,K2,K3,K5,K6,S1,S2,S3,A1,A5,A6)
3. Calculate wind loads on buildings focusing on external facades and execute design of glazing elements. (K1,K2,K3,K5,K6,S1,S2,S3,A1,A5,A6).
4. Carry out design of composite concrete floors. (K1,K2,K3,K5,K6,S1,S2,S3,A1,A5,A6)
5. Identify factors affecting seismic design of building structures and calculate seismic loads. (K1,K2,K3,K5,K6,S1,S2,S3,A1,A5,A6)