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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0403 BUILDING

BUILDING is the study of the science, technology and techniques of assembling, erecting and maintaining public, commercial, industrial and residential structures and their fittings.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the functional aspects of construction, planning, development and management of buildings. It also involves developing the ability to examine and interpret building plans and specifications and to organise, cost and complete the tasks required in the construction and maintenance of buildings.

Courses in Narrow Field 0403 Building develop skills in:
. building construction
. determining the type and quantity of building materials required
. inspecting building work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
. interpreting building plans, regulations and codes of practice

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

040301  Building Science and Technology
040303  Building Construction Management
040305  Building Surveying
040307  Building Construction Economics
040309  Bricklaying and Stonemasonry
040311  Carpentry and Joinery
040313  Ceiling, Wall and Floor Fixing
040315  Roof Fixing
040317  Plastering
040319  Furnishing Installation
040321  Floor Coverings
040323  Glazing
040325  Painting, Decorating and Sign Writing
040327  Plumbing
040329  Scaffolding and Rigging
040399  Building, n.e.c.



040301 Building Science and Technology

Building Science and Technology is the study of the theories and techniques required to construct and maintain structures.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. builders working drawings
. building maintenance and refurbishment
. facades and partitions


040303 Building Construction Management

Building Construction Management is the study of planning and controlling building projects.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. construction planning
. construction project control
. building site management


040305 Building Surveying

Building Surveying is the study of assessing the condition of buildings to ensure compliance with plans, specification and regulations and that proper techniques and materials have been used.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. building assessment
. building codes and standards
. certification codes and practice


040307 Building Construction Economics

Building Construction Economics is the study of estimating quantities of materials and total costs involved in building and construction.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. building project feasibility
. building cost estimation
. contractual arrangements costings
. quantity surveying


040309 Bricklaying and Stonemasonry

Bricklaying and Stonemasonry is the study of cutting, shaping, laying and joining bricks, stone and building blocks to construct and repair all types of masonry structures.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. arch construction
. bricklaying techniques
. glass block construction
. stone inscription methods
. stone restoration and renovation
. stone veneer construction

Exclusions:

Brick paving. This is included in Detailed Field 040399 Building, n.e.c.


040311 Carpentry and Joinery

Carpentry and Joinery is the study of fabricating, assembling, installing, renovating and repairing doors, frames, formwork and other fittings in buildings.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. formwork, framework and trusses
. stair construction
. window and door joinery

Exclusions:

Furniture construction. This is included in Detailed Field 030113 Cabinet Making.


040313 Ceiling, Wall and Floor Fixing

Ceiling, Wall and Floor Fixing is the study of fixing tiles and lining materials to ceilings, walls and floors. It includes fixing cladding materials to external surfaces.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. tile cutting
. tiling wet areas
. wall cladding and lining

Exclusions:

Fixing fibrous sheets and applying plaster. These are included in Detailed Field 040317 Plastering.
Timber flooring. This is included in Detailed Field 040321 Floor Coverings.


040315 Roof Fixing

Roof Fixing is the study of covering structures with roof tiles, shingles and other materials to form a waterproof surface.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. roofing claddings
. slate, shingle, concrete and metal roof tiles
. roof tiling and slating procedures


040317 Plastering

Plastering is the study of fixing fibrous sheets and applying plaster, cement-based and similar materials to ceilings, interior and exterior walls of buildings and the study of making plasterboard and plaster mouldings.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. decorative plaster finishes
. fibrous plasterwork
. rendering and moulding


040319 Furnishing Installation

Furnishing Installation is the study of measuring and installing curtains, blinds, awnings and other soft furnishings.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. curtain fitting
. awning installation techniques
. blinds measurement


040321 Floor Coverings

Floor Coverings is the study of measuring and laying parquetry, carpet, cork, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. floor covering techniques
. carpet layout measuring and marking
. parquetry and timber floor surfacing


040323 Glazing

Glazing is the study of installing and maintaining glass panes, mirrors and windscreens.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. decorative glass finishes
. leadlighting and stained glass
. silvering
. windscreen glazing


040325 Painting, Decorating and Sign Writing

Painting, Decorating and Sign Writing is the study of applying paint, varnish and paper finishes to decorate and protect interior and exterior surfaces. It includes the study of designing and painting signs.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. painting and decorating techniques
. paint and wallpaper application
. sign writing techniques

Exclusions:

Painting motor vehicles. This is included in Detailed Field 030507 Automotive Vehicle Refinishing.


040327 Plumbing

Plumbing is the study of designing, installing, maintaining and repairing pipelines, fixtures, fittings and related equipment for water, steam, gas, sewage and other liquids in residential, public commercial and industrial establishments.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. gas fitting
. fire sprinkler systems
. pipe joint techniques and fittings
. roof plumbing


040329 Scaffolding and Rigging

Scaffolding and Rigging is the study of erecting and dismantling modular scaffolding and rigging.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. mast climbers
. safety nets and static lines
. suspended scaffolds
. flying foxes and cableways
. natural and synthetic ropes


040399 Building, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Building not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. dogging
. steel fixing
. brick paving

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