School Of Built Environment

Building StudiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300716.4

Discipline: BUILDING

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sameera Wijesiri Pathirana

Assumed Knowledge
This subject assumes that the student has undertaken undergraduate coursework in building surveying, planning or related areas or has gained the equivalent building construction knowledge by working in the construction industry in an appropriate capacity for at least four years.

Equivalent Units
BG812A - Building Studies

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit describes and analyses the technological, socio-economic and sustainability factors that influence the building industry. The topics include advances in contemporary issues affecting sustainability and energy conservation, access and adaptable housing, safety in special areas and building design in accordance with the relevant legislative requirements. Use of assessment tools for sustainability is covered. Discussions are also made on development management, the roles and the relationship between building owners /occupiers, developers and building surveyors.

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