Behind the Hoarding is a film series that uses actual building works that are happening in the NAS project along with interviews with industry professionals and key stakeholders to create ‘real-life’ examples of problems, issues and challenges encountered when undertaking a large and complex construction project. These case study films are intended for classroom use, so click the links below for access to the full-length videos as well as resources such as teaching guides, structured questions, further reading lists and links to relevant RMIT programs.

Films

Welcome to the Building Site

Welcome to the Building site is the first in the series. It gives an overview of the New Academic Street project as well as discussing what goes into setting up a construction site for a large-scale project.

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Download the viewer questions

Concrete 101

Concrete 101 discusses the planning, set up, mix, transportation, pour and finish necessary to successfully deliver concrete on a large-scale construction project like the New Academic Street.

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Steel Structures 101

Steel Structures 101 explores the many facets of steel structural design and implementation. The video features interviews with architects, structural engineers and builders, and gives and overview from plan, to CAD, to shop drawings, to foundry, transport and erection.

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Download the educational guide (RMIT staff only)

Download the viewer questions

Risk Management

Risk Management explores the way potential problems are highlighted and planed for within a such a complex, large-scale building project. Issues and risks to finance, safety, maintenance of University operation and ensuring a consistent student experience are discussed.

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Download the educational guide (RMIT staff only)

Download the viewer questions

Interns of NAS

Interns of NAS looks at some of the internships made possible by the New Academic Street project. The film interviews the interns to learn about their roles, responsibilities and experiences.

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Installing the Tower Crane

Installing the Tower Crane looks at all the ins and outs of installing a permanent tower crane on a large construction project.

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Power Shutdown

Power Shutdown looks at the planning and preparation required to undertake a large-scale power shutdown in a live site.

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Coming Soon

We’re currently producing:

Services Integration, Safety in Design, Procurement, Communications and Engagement, Sustainability, Retail Operations, The Garden Building.

 

The Behind the Hoarding case study program uses the New Academic Street building works as a real life example of considerations and challenges that go into a large construction management project.

Welcome to the Building site is the first in the series. It gives an overview of the project as well as discussing how to set up a construction site for a large-scale project.

Short versions of the films are publicly available on this Youtube playlist.

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