Construction Ecology 3

Course code ARBE4101Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course combines the study of sound and light within the context of total building performance, health of buildings and occupants historically and practically. Elements of measurement, insulation, reverberation of sound energy efficiency and sources of light will be integrated into the design construction and refurbishment of buildings against the background of creating an efficient and healthy built environment.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
- Identify the principals of total building performance
- Identify and apply basic noise and acoustic principles and requirements to the built environment
- Identify and apply basic lighting principles and requirements to the built environment
- Investigate the concept of "sick building syndrome", Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort
- Present written and visual concepts and ideas
Content- Acoustic principles and requirements of common environments
- Principles of sound insulation and the insulative properties of common materials
- Principles of sound reverberation and its relevance in construction and architecture
- Calculating noise levels in common environments; practicals
- Artificial Lighting principles and requirements of common environments
- Daylighting principles and requirements of common environments
- Calculating luminance requirements for specific environments; practicals
- Introduction to the history and evolution of Total Building Performance, "sick building syndrome"
- Issues of Indoor Air Quality and of Thermal Comfort
- Synergies between acoustics, lighting, healthy buildings and sustainable environments
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARBE2101- Construction Ecology 2
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Online Practical Quiz: A computer-based practical focusing on the calculations of lighting requirements for common built environments.
Reports1.A written academic piece of work (professional report) addressing a problem that integrates noise, acoustics and total building performance.
2.A written academic piece of work (professional report) addressing a problem that integrates lighting and healthy building issues.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentMaster of Architecture and Bachelor of Construction Management (Building).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE4101