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SSUD70-306: 6D-BIM (Environment Sustainability Assessment)


This subject addresses the importance of using BIM/ Lean/IPD techniques, working in a collaborative project delivery environment, to not only ensure long term operational phase high-quality energy performance of a facility, but also to consider energy performance aspects of design and construction. Embedded energy impacts of various design decisions are also considered. It is taught in a highly interactive environment. It is dedicated to aspects of utilising BIM IT platforms to make energy-smart decisions during all project phases defined by the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework. The subject allows students the opportunity to engage in a practical exercise, using the BIM framework phases. This exercise focuses on Lean construction and IPD principles, to minimise energy wastage during construction and operational phases of a building project. This subject has been designed as a micro-credentialed course for the benefit of industry professionals.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $2,625
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,655

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the similarities and differences between the mainstream BIM-based environmental sustainability analysis platforms such as IES-VE, Insight and AECOsim.
2. Describe the use of environmental sustainability analysis platforms in the lifecycle stages of ‘green’ buildings.
3. Describe the main BIM functionalities for environmental sustainability analysis including energy performance analyses, carbon emission analyses, solar radiation and lighting analyses, natural ventilation system analyses, water usage analyses, acoustics analyses and thermal comfort analyses.
4. Understand how BIM could potentially be used to automate green building certification process under various green building certification schemes such as LEED, Green Star and BREEM.
5. Understand the main issues and the associated future development trends of BIM-based environmental sustainability analyses.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start22/03/2021
Cancellation 1?25/03/2021
Cancellation 2?26/03/2021
Last enrolment24/03/2021
Withdraw – Financial?29/03/2021
Withdraw – Academic?01/04/2021
Teaching census?28/03/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start19/07/2021
Cancellation 1?23/07/2021
Cancellation 2?24/07/2021
Last enrolment21/07/2021
Withdraw – Financial?26/07/2021
Withdraw – Academic?29/07/2021
Teaching census?25/07/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start01/11/2021
Cancellation 1?01/11/2021
Cancellation 2?02/11/2021
Last enrolment31/10/2021
Withdraw – Financial?03/11/2021
Withdraw – Academic?04/11/2021
Teaching census?02/11/2021