BLDG 3001 Building Design Process

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301087

Coordinator Marini Samaratunga Opens in new window

Description Building design is an iterative process. In this subject students will gain experience in generating design proposals and responding to simulated client and stakeholder feedback. Holistic designsolutions that address economic, environmental and social issues (triple bottom line assessment) will be generated for realistic building projects.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Building

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) BLDG 3007

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Respond to a design brief for a building project in western Sydney with a series of potential building design solutions.
  2. Evaluate the appropriateness of several different solutions to the building design problem especially relating to current building regulations.
  3. Recommend a particular preferred solution arguing its benefits in terms of cost, quality and safety.
  4. Reflect on feedback relating to the proposed design and make suitable changes in response.
  5. Illustrate the building design through a fully rendered 3D CAD model.

Subject Content

  1. Mixed commercial building project design 
  2. National Construction Code (NCC) compliance
  3. Design solution evaluation with respect to Australian Standards and Planning regulations
  4. Iterative response to stakeholder feedback


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Applied Project 3D CAD model 30 N Individual
Report 1,500 words 20 N Individual
Applied Project 3D CAD model and 2D drawings 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


Subject Contact Marini Samaratunga Opens in new window

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