Courses & Units

Building Technology and Design 7 KDA713




This unit addresses a range of technology issues particularly important for large and complex buildings. Architects are typically the lead consultant in multi-disciplinary teams involving structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, interior designers, landscape architects and planners. KDA713 Building Technology in Design 7 is offered with this rich context as background and centres on high-rise structures and services. Covered in the unit are the design, development and implementation of efficient building services that address the technical, aesthetic, sustainable and economic demands of a building. At the same time, building environment rating systems are considered in the broader context. These more complex structures and services are investigated in relation to building form, integration, comfort and climate in conjunction with the design project in KDA711 Architecture Design Studio 7.


Unit name Building Technology and Design 7
Unit code KDA713
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 Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 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 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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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

Lectures, tutorials, four hours of workshops and seminars per week (12 weeks).
One site visit.


Assignments and studio performance. 3 assignments weighted at 20%, 30% and 50%.

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