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MMP722 - Sustainable Construction Studies

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
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Credit point(s):1
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Unit chair:

R Reed





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Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit has a focus on building studies in the context of sustainability and covers residential and non-residential (including high-rise) construction technology, building costs, plans and specifications, materials, depreciation and maintenance. The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the principles of building construction technology, materials and procedures and the key social, economic and environmental factors affecting sustainability.

On completion of the unit students should be able to:

- describe the main methods of sustainable construction for residential and non- residential buildings.

- describe the basic characteristics and qualities of a range of building materials within the context of sustainability

- describe the residential construction process

- prepare a report for a property investor evaluating sustainable building aspects.


Assignment 1 2500 words 25%

Assignment 2 2500 words 25%

Examination 2 hours 50%

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

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