- Introduction to the Contexts
- Sun, Earth, Heat and Energy
- Materials and Properties
- Understanding Structure and Forces
- Knowing Structure and Forces 1
- Knowing Structure and Forces 2
- Strategies and Efficiencies
- Radiation and Shade
- Conduction and Thermal Mass
- Internal Gains and Ventilation
- Sustainability and R-Code Awareness
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Exercise (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (30%)
- Assignment 3 - Investigation (30%)
- Assignment 4 - Case study (20%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as BAS210 Architectural Technology in Context.
This subject acknowledges regional, national and international environmental responsibilities by introducing students to principles of environmental design. It explores relationships between climate and design using passive techniques that influence the thermal, lighting and acoustic performance of small scale buildings in the local context. Work integrated learning is incorporated through understanding the impact of buildings' performance on social and environmental responsibility.
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