Courses & Units

Building Technology in Design 3 KDA213

Launceston

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Introduction

This unit introduces students to design approaches to surface and space with a particular focus on the principles and techniques of construction detailing. Students investigate the range of materials, finishes and fixtures available for use in interior and exterior applications. They develop the ability to make informed detailing decisions, including an ability to evaluate the claims of industry literature, assess environmental sustainability and determine product suitability for specific applications. The unit addresses construction documentation, design detailing, specification and scheduling. Students learn how to represent materials, building components and the connections between them in orthographic drawings and physical models and begin to develop the ability to produce technically proficient details of assembly. Students develop an understanding of detailing as an extension of the design process and develop an appreciation of the significance of detailing to the formal aesthetics of architecture and interior design.

This unit may be co-taught with unit KDA210 to allow for blended or discipline specific assessment tasks.

Summary

Unit name Building Technology in Design 3
Unit code KDA213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Architecture & Design
Discipline Architecture and Design
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Professor Kirsten Orr

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One lecture per week (12 weeks). 
Tutorials and workshops each week (12 weeks).
This unit may include workshop construction and/or testing and site visits.

Assessment

There are two assignments weighted at 40% and 60%.
There are no exams in this unit. One of the assignments may  run in conjunction with other second year units to reinforce the integration of Building Technology across the course.
If a student is not enrolled in the other units, equivalent assessment tasks will be provided.
Group work is required in one assignment.

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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