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MMP112 - Sustainable Construction

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

R Vinning





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminars

Cloud (Online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The aim of this unit is to introduce students to residential property construction techniques and the principles of building construction technology, materials and procedures and the key social, economic and environmental factors affecting sustainability. Students in this unit are introduced to sustainable building concepts , being increasing important in today’s society and a key competency requirement for property and real estate professionals. The fundamentals of construction technology, materials and processes are linked to real world examples for residential developments. In particular, property and real estate professionals need to understand issues such as depreciation and the principles of building maintenance in the context of property value.


Assessment 1 (individual) - Assignment (2500 words) - 25%

Assessment 2 (individual) - Assignment (2500 words) - 25%

Examination (2 hours) - 50%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

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