Subject details

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

  1. determine and apply the concepts underpinning sustainable development
  2. critically analyse the impacts that construction has on social, economic and environmental issues

  3. evaluate strategies that have been developed to enable construction to achieve sustainable outcomes.

    • Sustainable Development
    • Sustainability in the Built Environment
    • Construction and Sustainability
    • Sustainable Buildings
    • Energy, Emissions and Embedded Energy
    • Energy Efficiency - Design Issues
    • Indoor Environmental Quality and Passive Design
    • Renewable Energy Options
    • Water Consumption and Reuse
    • Recycling Waste & Buildings
    • Sustainability Assessment
    • EIA, EMP and EMS
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as CME407 Sustainable Construction.

This subject discusses the impact of construction activities on the environment, society and the economy and how sustainable development affects the way the construction industry operates. Students will investigate and develop strategies to address the key sustainability issues.

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.

  • Test (20%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Invigilated exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-CME-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Applied Science Construction Management

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