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SDCM71-324: Sustainable Refurbishment and Retrofit

Description

This subject focuses on strategies for the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing buildings with a view to improving their environmental performance. It explores the issues of adaptive re-use of buildings, material selection, building performance and includes interior/tenancy fitout in the context of sustainable design and building practice. Relevant Australian and International evaluation and rating schemes are examined. Selected examples of best practice are analysed. The economics related to improving building performance are discussed.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeSDCM71-324
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $5,220
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,410

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the options available for refurbishment and retrofitting to improve building performance and extend the useful life of existing buildings.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of prime examples of adaptive re-use that not only extend building life but improve their environmental performance.
3. Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the environmental effects of various building materials and the capacity to advise clients of sustainable alternatives.
4. Demonstrate the ability to work with sustainable evaluation and rating tools and systems to bring buildings to an improved environmental standard.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?27/01/2019
Cancellation 2?30/01/2019
Last enrolment25/01/2019
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?24/02/2019
Teaching census?07/02/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start13/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/2019
Cancellation 2?31/05/2019
Last enrolment25/05/2019
Withdraw – Financial?10/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?27/06/2019
Teaching census?09/06/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start09/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/2019
Cancellation 2?27/09/2019
Last enrolment21/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?07/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?24/10/2019
Teaching census?06/10/2019