Courses & Units

Advanced Technologies KDA716



Advanced Technologies focusses on a range of structural, construction and service systems for complex and large-scale buildings emphasising developments in technologies and regulatory frameworks for environmentally sustainable design. Through lectures and investigation of precedents you will gain understanding of contemporary practices in the design of environmentally responsive buildings and the relationship to regulatory contexts including performancebased codes and environmental rating tools. You will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of architects, specialists and consultants in the building procurement process through guest lectures by practitioners and experts.

Based on a given project brief, including environmental, economic and functional performance requirements, you will develop schematic designs for a complex large-scale building integrating structural, construction, envelope and service strategies and compliance with relevant regulatory frameworks. Working in groups as a consultant team, you will then refine designs and present resolved technical solutions employing professional communication techniques.


Unit name Advanced Technologies
Unit code KDA716
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Gregory Nolan

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International 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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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1: Critically discuss technological developments and regulatory frameworks for environmentally sustainable design relating to complex, large-scale buildings.

ILO 2: Analyse and justify structure, construction, service and building envelope strategies for complex buildings in relation to environmental, economic and functional performance and compliance with relevant regulatory frameworks.

ILO 3: Synthesise structural, construction, service and envelope strategies in schematic design propositions for complex, large scale buildings.

ILO 4: Present technical propositions to professional and expert audiences using appropriate drawings and conventions.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,321.00 040101

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly workshop - 3-hours and weekly lecture -1-hour


AT1 Contexts: Visual seminar (20%)

AT2 Strategies: Schematic design (40%)

AT3 Technical report: Refined schematic & envelope design (40%)

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