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( HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE PART I) Two lectures and one tutorial per week throughout the year.


A comprehensive outline of Towns and Buildings under three main headings:

Ancient and Greek, Roman and Mediaeval, Renaissance and Modern, The topics Towns, Asian architecture, Primitive and Vernacular buildings, and Australian architecture, are specifically treated.


(a) Prescribed text-books:

Encyclopaedia of Modem Architecture. (Thames & Hudson.) Fletcher, Sir Bannister, History of Architecture. ( 17th ed., Athlone.)

Duplicated notes, History of Building, published by the Department of Archi- tecture. Includes bibliographies for each section of the syllabus.


(b) General texts, recommended for reference:

World Architecture.. (Introd. H. R. Hitchcock. Hamlyn.) Allsop, В. General Нistoтy of Architecture. ( Pitman.) Braun, H., Historical Architecture. ( Faber and Faber.)

Briggs, M. S.,. Architecture. (O.U.P. )

Gloag, J., Guide to Western Architecture. (Allen & Unwin.) МacShane, F., Many Golden Ages. ( Tuttle. )

van der Meer, F., Atlas of Western Cioilization. (Elsevier.) Rasmussen, S. E., Towns and Buildings. ( Liverpool Ц.Р. )

Simpson, History of Architectural Development, 4 vols. (new ed., Longmans, 1962.)

Stewart, C., A Prospect of Cities. (Longmans.) Wells, H. G., Outline of History. ( Garden City, N.Y.)

(c) Sectional texts, for the studies chosen by a student, as listed in the dupli- cated notes in (a) above.


Essays or practical exercises as required during the year, and one 3-hour paper.




One lecture and one hour tutorial per week, drawing office and laboratory work, and site visits.


A general survey of structural forms and materials used in traditional and con- temporary buildings and civil engineering works.

The characteristics and use of timber, stone, brick and other clay products, con- crete, sheet and other building materials. The principles of construction and building practice and an introduction to services in respect to simple buildings.


(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:

De Maré, E., New Ways of Building. (Architectural Press.) De Магé, E., The Bridges of Britain. ( Batsf ord. )

Bloomfield, F. C., The Australian Carpenter and Joiner. 3 vols. ( Standard. ) C.S.I.R.O., Pamphlet No. 112: Building Frames, Timbers and Sizes.

Uniform Building Regulations. ( State Government Printer. )

B.—STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR ( i ) Рві гмп ARY МАТІЕМАТres Two lectures and one hour practice class per week.


Mathematics studied concurrently with its application to the elements of struc- tural behaviour.

Appreciation of graphical relationships. Families of curves. Graphical treatment of differentiation and integration linked with formal methods. Maxima and minima.

Convergent and divergent series. Arithmo-geometric progressions. Fibonacci series (in context of modular theories.) Trigonometric functions. Curvature. Areas and volumes. Centre of gravity and moment of inertia. Introduction to logarithmic and exponential functions and differential equations. The catenary.

Logical basis of choice between design alternatives. Algebra of sets, logic and switching circuits. Binary arithmetic. Boolean Algebra. Mathematics of decision making. Linear programming. Mathematical methods of organizing large


scale interacting data. Matrices. Systems of linear simultaneous equations. Math&.

matical background for operating on elements in space. Vectors and transformations.

Topology. Conic sections and quadric surfaces. Polar and bipolar co-ordinates.

(ii ) EXPERIMENTAL STUDУ Two hours laboratory work per week.


Experimental study of two and three dimensional frames. Appreciation of the nature of the forces in the members. Introduction to the design of beams and columns.


(a) Prescribed text-books:

°Coldicutt, E. B., An Experimental Study of Structural Behaviour—A Manual of Tutorial and Laboratory Work. ( М.Ц. Sch. of Arch. & Bldg.—roneod. )

°Thomas, C. В., Calculus and Analytic Geometry. (3rd ed., Addison-Wesley.)


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

°В.Н.P.-A.LS., Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Sections and Plates..

(b) Recommended for reference:

Ayres, F., First Year College Mаthematics. ( Ѕchаum. )

Institution of Engineers, Australia, Engineering Drawing Practice.

Abbott, W., Practical Geometry and Engineering Graphics. (Blackie. )

Reynolds, T. J., and Kent, L. E., An Introduction to Structural Mechanics.

(English U.P.)

Allendoerfer and Oakley,. Principles of Mathematics. (2nd ed., McGraw-Hill. ) EXAMINATION

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

682-1. BUILDING SCIENCE PART I Two lectures per week plus tutorials and laboratory work.

This is the introductory course of an extended series dealing with the applica- tiоп of Physics and Chemistry to problems of Building Design and Equipment.

SYLLABUS (i) Physics:

Introduction. The method and scope of physics.

Mechanics. Scalars and vectors. kinematics and dynamics of motion in a plane.

Gravitation. kinematics and dynamics of rotation. Statics. Newton's laws. Work Energy; Power; Conservation of Energy. Conservation of Momentum. Vibrations forced vibrations and resonance, damping, vibrations in buildings.

Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Matter. Fluid statics. Basis for soil mech- anics. Pressures on walls and foundations. Fluid dynamics. Pipe and channel flow Wind pressures on buildings.

Intermolecular forces. Surface tension. Elasticity. Molecular motion.

Wave Motion. Intensity. Superposition of waves. Resonance. Huygheń s prin- ciple and its application. Propagation and speed.

Light and Colour. Physical Analysis of Colour. Environmental Aspects. Percep- tion of Colour. Introduction to Principles of Illumination. Reflection and Refraction of Light.

(ii) Chemistry:

Basic Chemical Concepts. The structure of matter: atoms, ions and molecules—

bonding between atoms—bonding between molecules. The nature of chemical re- action—the energy of reaction—rates of reaction—chemical equilibrium. Oxidation and reduction—the eleсtro-chemical series and corrosion.

The Chemical Environment of the Bt'llding. Reaction between building materials and major and minor components of the atmosphere. Oxides of carbon-carbonates and bicarbonates. Lime and lime mortars. Water, its properties and effects on build-


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.