Construction Ecology 2

Course code ARBE2101Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

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 will be integrated with the issues of cultural heritage protection, management and theory.

Available in 2015

BCA SingaporeSemester 1
Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students must be able to:
- Solve problems using environmental management principles relevant to the Built Environment.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of environmental evaluation/rating tools used in decision making for sustainability.
- Make decisions about the protection of cultural heritage through the examination of the importance of its significance, and authenticity.
- Apply cultural heritage management principles to develop a plan for the management of a cultural property.
- 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.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. A written academic piece of work (professional report) that applies the principles of evaluation, assessment and rating techniques.
2. A written academic piece of work (short essay) addressing a problem that integrates heritage and environmental issues.
3. Maintenance of a wiki addressing problems related to environmental management principles.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE2101