Construction Ecology 2

Description

This course explores the modern built environment through the impact of construction and design decision-making at a global, national and local level. Elements of evaluation, assessment and rating for sustainable and resilient buildings and communities, environmental management integrated with the issues of cultural heritage protection, and management and theory.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Solve problems using environmental management principles relevant to the Built Environment.

2. Evaluate the effectiveness of environmental evaluation/rating tools used in decision making for sustainability.

3. Make decisions about the protection of cultural heritage through the examination of the importance of its significance, and authenticity.

4. Apply cultural heritage management principles to develop a plan for the management of a cultural property.

5. Express in written media supported by an appropriate referencing technique.

Content

  • Environmental management principles
  • Concepts of BIM in supporting sustainability
  • Evaluation for sustainable urban planning, design and construction.
  • Sustainable evaluation and assessment concepts and methodologies.
  • Introduction to building environmental rating/assessment tools.
  • Concepts of resilience and resilient communities.
  • Introduction to life cycle assessment.
  • Introduction to cultural heritage protection and the Burra Charter.
  • Cultural heritage protection and ESD: the role of cultural heritage in environmental protection.
  • Significance, authenticity, tangible and intangible values in cultural heritage classification.
  • Principles of cultural heritage management.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Professional Report

Written Assignment: Short Essay

Written Assignment: Wiki

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks