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This unit focuses on the design of internal spaces emphasising the synthesis of daylight, artificial light, acoustics and detailing within the context of Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) and complex multifunction building types. Decision-making is supported through measuring, calculating and Building Information Modelling of lighting levels and energy demands, daylight factors, acoustic separation and reverberation. The impact of regulations is investigated particularly in relation to health and amenity. It is supported by an investigation into the detailing and documentation of interior spaces and elements with a focus on creativity in design integration.

This unit may be co-taught with unit KDA326 to allow for blended or discipline specific assessment tasks.

Summary 2020

Unit name Building Technology in Design 5: Interior Lighting and Acoustics
Unit code KDA313
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Teaching staff

Dr Mark Dewsbury

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



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Teaching Pattern

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


Two assignments weighted at 40% and 60% respectively.

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