Develop the students understanding of the concept of sustainable development with an approach to the planning, design, construction and management of buildings and cities within minimum environmental impact.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Trimester 3 - 2017
This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE6311. Students who have successfully completed ARBE6311 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE6312.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand the principles of building construction and issues of sustainable development in the context of urban development
2. Deal with the sustainability issues with practical applications of techniques or tools which seek to improve environmental performance
3. Formulate a framework for decision making that would improve the sustainability of an urban development
- Introduction to basic knowledge in building construction, concepts of sustainability and sustainable development
- Climate change and the urban environment
- Land use and transportation
- Energy/Greenhouse gas emissions
- Water management
- Resources and waste management
- Green/sustainable buildings and communities
- Performance measures of sustainable development
- Case study and lessons from new development
- Case study and lessons from green retrofitting and refurbishment
This course replaces ARBE6311. If you have successfully completed ARBE6311 you cannot enrol in this course.
Written Assignment: Weekly Reviews
Report: Assignment 1 - Report on Principles of Building Construction and Sustainability
Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Assignment 2 - Case Study Analysis on a Sustainable Urban Development
Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term