In this unit, you will explain the impact of thermal capacity and performance of timber buildings on the health and wellbeing of occupants within regular timber structures/buildings. You will also discuss the impact of internal and external moisture challenges on the health and wellbeing of occupants and the durability of the structure. As part of this unit, you will analyse the impact of solar absorption on solar gain and ventilation in a timber structure.
|Unit name||Envelope and Building Performance 1|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Doctor Assaad Taoum|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the impact of thermal capacity and performance on the health and wellbeing of occupants within regular timber structures.
- Discuss the impact of internal and external moisture changes on the health and wellbeing of occupants' and the durability of the structure.
- Design the thermal performance of the timber structure, envelope and other components to maximise occupants health and wellbeing and building durability
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
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- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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