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SRT757 - Building Systems and Environment

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

Students enrolled in S700 or S701 must enrol in campus mode

Unit chair:

Priya Rajagopalan

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class for 10 weeks, 1 x 2 hour seminar/ review for 10 weeks

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit examines thermal, visual and aural environmental principles. Students will critique theoretical principles in relation to their specific disciplinary role in shaping the built environment to respond to different climates and the needs of key stakeholders specifically users and clients. They will engage in a series of case studies to examine thermal, visual and aural environmental theoretical principles and practical application. The unit will challenge students to evaluate the appropriate selection of environmental systems to enhance thermal, visual and aural comfort. Students will analyse building envelope materials and assemblies to respond to different climatic conditions in order to enhance thermal comfort.  Students will appraise various lighting concepts as well as colour classifications.  The unit will introduce the application of day light modeling and lighting installation design with specific emphasis on integration control, computational methods and software for lighting design to enable students to make informed judgments in relation to their role as built environment professionals. Students will engage in discussion of aural environment and acoustic design of rooms in regards to reverberation times and speech intelligibility, suitable material selection, noise problems, sound transmission through structures, and environmental noise control. Computational methods are introduced for evaluation and assessment of acoustical environments to support effective decision making to improve built environment performance.

Assessment

Building performance simulation 35%, report 35%, case study (group) 30%

Unit Fee Information

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