School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Sustainable Construction MaterialsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301399.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Content covered in Residential Building

Incompatible Units
200472 - Material Science in Construction

About this Unit
This unit focusses on the suitability for purpose (performance, durability, sustainability and standards and regulatory compliance) of building and construction materials. Students investigate the physical properties and behaviour of various timbers, metals, concretes, polymers, new materials and composite systems, and their durability within Australia’s diverse environments. Students also consider sustainable and eco-friendly construction materials in life-cycle assessment of construction systems and materials selection at the design stage.

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