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ing materials. Effects of soil components on building materials. Colloids. Silicon and the silicates. Glass. Hydraulic cements. Gypsum plasters. Carbon-chain and ring structures. Simple polymers and polymerisation.


(a) Preliminary reading:

Christiansen, G. S. and Garrett, P. H., Structure and Change. (W. H. Freeman.) Gamow, G., Matter, Earth and Sky. ( Macmillan, 1959. )

(b) Prescribed text-books:

°Sears, F. W. and Zemansky, M. W., College Physics. (3rd ed., Addison-Wesley.)

°Sehaum, D., Theory and Problems in Modern Physics. (8th ed., Schaum.) Stranks, D. R., et al., Chemistry: A Structural View. (M.U.P.)

( c) Recommended for reference:

Pauling, L., General Chemistry. (W. H. Freeman, 1956.)

EXAMINATION. One 3-hour paper. Results of tutorials, laboratory work and tests will form part of the Annual Examination.

4. Site Environment

5. Route and Activity Planning 6. Structural Selection 7. Materials Specification 8. Documentation

9. Design Communication (Verbal and Visual).

Related generally to single-storey single-purpose buildin s, each taken as a simulated design for a specific client-type, e.g. public, personal or process, and for a given site.


Banham, R., Design Theory in the First Machine Age. (Architectural Press.) Banham, R., Guide to Modern Architecture. ( Architectural Press.)

°Руе, D., The Nature of Design. (Reinhold N.Y.) Zevi, В., Architecture as Space. (Faber.)

°Panero, J., Anatomy for Interior Designers. ( Whitney Library of Design.)

° Uniform Building Regulations.

°Chermayeff, S., and Alexander, C.—Community and Privacy. (Anchor Books, Doubleday.)


The student will be examined on work submitted during the year, and may be interviewed by the Board of Examiners in fourth term.





One lecture per week throughout the year, and drawing office work.


Site investigation; footings of small scale buildings. Concrete: raft floors including membrane waterproofing; finishes to floors. Functional requirements of building elements: simple structures, walls, roofs, windows. Finishing trades: joinery, plaster- ing, flooring, etc.


(a) Prescribed text-books:

Sharp, W. W., Australian Methods of Building Construction. ( Angus & Robert- son.)

Lloyd, C., The Australian Carpenter. ( Macmillan. ) (b ) Recommended for reference:

Huntingdon, W. C., Building Construction. (Chapman.) McKay, W. В., Building Construction. (Longmans. )

Cassie, W. F., and Napper, J. M., Structure in Building. ( Architectural Press. ) C.E.B.S., Notes on the Science of Building.

De Maré, E. S., New Ways of Building. (Architectural Press.) Bloomfield, F. C., The Attstraian Carpenter end Joiner. ( Standard. ) Uniform Building Regulations.


Two lectures and two hours laboratory work per week and drawing office work.


Analysis of forces in framed structures, hence introduction to design of such structures.

Appreciation of the significance of a supported frame being statically determinate or indeterminate. Basis of elastic and plastic design. Arches ( graphical and analytical treatments). Design in timber compared with design in steel. Deflection of beams.

Resilience. Uniform and non-uniform columns.

Structures subjected to axial and lateral loads. Welded joints. Three hinged structures. Introduction to analysis of space frames. Computations for design subjects.

Probability and statistics. Flow diagrams.



(a ) Prescribed text-books:



B., An Experimental Study of Structural Behaviour—Раrt II, Manual of Tutorial and Laboratory Work. ( M.U. Sch. of Arch. and Bldg.


°Nash, W. A., Theory and Problems of Strength of Materials. (Schaum. ) S.A.A., Interim Code for Structural Steel in Building. No. 351.

°S.A.A., Interim Code for Minimum Design Loads on Buildings. No. 350.

°B.H.Р: A._I.S., Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Sections and Plates.

°Pearson, R. G., et al., Timber Engineering Design Handbook. ( 3rd ed., Jacaranda, 1966.)

(b) Recommended for reference:

Grassie, J. C., Elementary Theory of Structures. (Longmans.) Lisborg, Neils, Principles of Structural Design. (Batsford. )

EXAMINATION. Two 3-hour papers. Results of tutorials, laboratory work and tests - will form part of the Annual Examination.




One lecture per week, tutorials and laboratory work.


Chemistry of clay and ceramics. Further studies of hydraulic cements. Further studies of polymers and polymerizations and their application to plastics. Drying oils—paints—mastics. Bitumen. Weathering and deterioration of building materials.


°Flanagan, D. (Ed


. ), Materials. ( Scientific American.)

Others listed for first year, together with references listed during the course.


One lecture per week, tutorials and drawing office work.


Introduction to natural ventilation. Heating installations for domestic buildings.

Electrical installations for domestic . scale buildings.

Hot and cold water supply in domestic applications.

Design of wastes, drains and venting in low level applications.


As recommended during the course.


One 3-hour paper on Sections A and B. Results of tutorials, laboratory work and tests will form part of the Annual Examination.

C.—ENVIRONMENT Two lectures per week, tutorials and laboratory work.


Dimensional Analysis. Models. Similitude. Structural and Hydraulic Models.

Fluid Flow. Flow of fluids in pipes and channels. Run off. Drainage and Sewer- age.

Heat. Thermal expansion. Temperature scale. Capacity. Combustion. Change of Phase. Heat transfer—conduction, convection, radiation. Heat transfer through building fabric. Insulation. Solar radiation, absorption, reflection, shading. Thermo- dynamics—heat engines and refrigerators. Human comfort. Principles of ventilation and air conditioning.

Vibration. Free, forced and damped. Resonance.

Wave Motion. In solids and fluids. Vibration in strings and air columns. ReEection - and refraction. Standing waves. Interference. Diffraction.


Sound. Power, loudness, frequency, pitch, quality, musical sounds, noise. ReBec- tien, absorption, interference, transmission through building fabric. Sound insulation.

Architectural acoustics.

Light and Colour. Principles of illumination. Illuminance. Luminance. Light sources. Artificial lighting of buildings. Colour measurement. Polarization of light and applications. Stress analysis.

Electricity. Electrostatics. Capacitance, Resistance. Current—Direct and Alterna- ting. Electric motors and generators. Transformers. Installations.

Electronics. Ther mionic emission. Valves. Semi-conductors and Transistors.

Amplification. Communication. Photoelectric effects.

Brief survey of modern physics.


As listed for first year, together with references listed during course.


One 3-hour paper. Results of tutorials, laboratory work and tests will form part of the Annual Examination.