Courses & Units

Building Technology in Design 6 KDA323

Launceston

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Introduction

Architecture requires active involvement and critical use of a range of knowledge. This unit is integrated with the design studio and history and theory in design studio in an integrated (cap-stone) project. The unit focus is on the expansion of structural and constructional knowledge with specific reference to loadbearing masonry and light timber framing methods appropriate to medium-rise buildings with complex programmes. Strategizing and rationalization of structural and constructional systems are considered with specific reference to applied design parameters and within the confines of standard Australian building practices. Detailing and detail documentation is explored and its relationship to broader design thinking examined.

The unit also introduces students to professional practice and management and aims to provide students with an introduction to, and an understanding of, sound practice management as it relates to both architecture and design. It also investigates the practical application and resulting likely implications of relevant law, in terms of the specific carrying on of such practice management, by architects and designers.

Summary

Unit name Building Technology in Design 6
Unit code KDA323
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 Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 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 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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 CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 040101

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

KDA223

Co-requisites

KDA321

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two hour lecture per week (12 weeks).
Two hours of tutorials and workshops per week (12 weeks).

Assessment

Three assignments weighted at 15% and 35% and 50%.

If a student is not enrolled in the integrated units, equivalent assessment tasks will be provided.

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Textbooks

Required

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

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