Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify and compare different types of services used in buildings
  2. evaluate the ability of different types of service to meet expected user requirements for comfort levels
  3. analyse the technical, time and cost implications of installing and coordinating services in buildings.
  • Topics
    • Fire Prevention and Control Services
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning System
    • Water Supply, Distribution and Waste Systems
    • Electrical Supply and Installation
    • Natural Lighting / Artificial Lighting
    • Mechanical Conveyors - Lift and Escalators
    • Acoustics
    • Building Services - Design Outline and Green Building
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 1 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

The essential role that building services play in enabling buildings to provide functional and comfortable living and working areas. Cost implications of service installations for construction projects. Comfort and energy performance of buildings.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Presentation (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Online Quiz (15%)

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

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