ARC4101 - Integrated project- technologies, environments and professional practices - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Ross Brewin

Coordinator(s)

Mr John Armsby

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

Admission to the Master of Architecture, OHS1000

Synopsis

This unit explores integrated building systems as they relate to architectural design and construction. This includes study of principles of integrated design and the implications of these in relation to architectural design, pan-disciplinary collaboration and construction processes and outcomes. The building will be considered as a site of collaboration of pan-disciplinary teams of experts, whose input contributes to the integrity of the whole. Physical, visual and performative integration of building performance systems will be considered in terms of their relationship to design intent. Integral to the subject matter are the implications of tighter integration in relation to strategies for environmental sustainability and optimisation in architectural design and construction. Through project-based exercises, students also engage with the professional ethics and practices required for project development and the performative integration of building systems and design intent.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of integrative design principles as they apply to architectural design, collaboration and construction;
  2. Understand issues of integration in relation to design project collaboration, building systems and construction processes;
  3. Have developed a competent understanding of issues of building integration in relation to architectural design for environmental sustainability;
  4. Gain familiarity and proficiency with advanced methods of collaboration and visualization for designing integrated buildings;
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.

Assessment

100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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