Courses & Units

Building Technology in Design 6 KDA323




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.


Unit name Building Technology in Design 6
Unit code KDA323
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Teaching staff

Professor Kirsten Orr

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 040101

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Teaching Pattern

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


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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