Subject details

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

  1. identify appropriate construction, environmental and technological systems for application in the design of a medium scale, clear span project
  2. synthesise information relevant to construction, environmental and technological systems required at relevant stages of design of a moderately complex medium scale project
  3. evaluate and integrate appropriate construction, environmental and technological systems in a medium scale, clear span project
  4. work collaboratively to produce design development documents for a moderately complex medium scale project.
  • Topics

    • Cladding Systems
    • Long Span Roof Systems
    • Tilt Slabs
    • Ceilings
    • Thermal Insulation
    • Airconditioning Systems
    • Hydraulic Services
    • Lighting
    • Acoustics
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • 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:

CUR-BAS240-Architectural Technology and Making
CUR-BAS210-Architectural Technology in Context , or CUR-BAS150-Architectural Technology in Context


Level 3 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area e.g. from studying related Level 2 subjects or other relevant experience. Ensure all Level 2 subjects have been completed.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.

This subject explores construction, environmental and technological systems for medium scale, clear span architectural projects. Utilising different methods of architectural communication, students are engaged in the production of design development documents. Work integrated learning is incorporated through authentic learning activities focused on design decision making and documentation that simulate real world projects and workplaces.

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  • Case Study (50%)
  • Portfolio (50%)
  • Presentation 1 (Non-Marked) (0%)
  • Presentation 2 (Non-Marked) (0%)

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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