ARCH 7008 Integrated Building Technology
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301240
Coordinator Mohammad Reza Razavi Opens in new window
Description Integrated Building Technology is a core unit in the Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation) course that will introduce students to the range of specialist consultants in structural and civil engineering, mechanical, electrical, communications, and transport systems, fire safety and egress, and environmental systems (acoustics, lighting, thermal) that are required to complete real projects in practice. Students gain an insight into the principles and concepts of each discipline which provides sufficient depth of knowledge and understanding of the role of the architect to meaningfully engage and collaborate with the allied specialists. Understanding how to communicate and document the integration and coordination of systems in a building is developed through exposure to case studies, specialist presentations, and field trips. Students apply concepts introduced in the unit to the design studio project they are concurrently developing in unit Practice Research Studio Housing and demonstrate their understanding of system integration through graphic representation techniques and a design report.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in 3761 Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation)
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Evaluate the integration of relevant building systems appropriate to the design intent and goals of a building project.
- Use digital and manual techniques to design, communicate and collaborate in the integration of specialist building systems.
- Integrate construction, structural and civil engineering principles in the design and documentation of a building.
- Integrate mechanical, electrical, communication, and transport system principles in the design and documentation of a building.
- Integrate fire safety, suppression, and egress principles in the design and documentation of a building.
- Propose designs incorporating environmental systems, principles of acoustics, daylighting and thermal conditions relevant to project.
- Recommend appropriate materials for the project design with regards to selected finishes, fittings components and systems.
1. Building systems and specialist consultant teams required to delivery building projects
2. Communication, collaboration, documentation, and detailing tools and techniques to enable the work of a project team and integration into a building design
3. Structural and civil engineering principles for buildings
4. Mechanical, electrical, communication, transport principles buildings
5. Design principles for fire safety, suppression, and egress
6. Environmental systems and principles of acoustic, daylighting, and thermal design
7. Graphic representation and written communication of systems integration
Construction site safety induction “White Card” – to be obtained in Semester 1 of the program or prior.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Case Study - Precedent Study||Drawings and/or models and 300 words||20||N||Group|
|Applied Project||Drawings and/or models||45||N||Individual|
|Report and Presentation||1000 words and graphic compilation and 3 minutes presentation||25||N||Individual|
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
Subject Contact Mohammad Reza Razavi Opens in new window