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ARCH71-139: Digital Design and Intelligent Construction

Description

This subject introduces the evolving trends and technologies that are challenging the traditional methods that constitute architectural and construction practices. Through a combination of lectures, workshops, guest speakers, field visits, and case studies, this subject will facilitate critical thinking about how emerging technologies can be meaningfully deployed in the built environment industries. Case studies of international firms and projects that exemplify new approaches shall be highlighted and examined. Principles and concepts to be introduced include information modelling, lean production, products of service, life cycle analysis, technical nutrients, embodied energy, off-site manufacturing, design for manufacture, blockchains, digital twins, mass customisation, and augmented reality.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: ARCH71-139
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,960.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,010.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,140.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,540.00

Learning objectives

1. Understand the different types and classifications of information systems and fundamentals of data modelling management and information extraction. 2. Analyse predominant procurement methods for construction and evaluate the factors and opportunities to implement new procurement methods. 3. Assess and explain how stakeholder values in the lifespan of a project are transferred and translated. 4. Apply and carry out basic operations of digital fabrication and computer aided assembly processes as they might be used in actual application in construction. 5. Construct and compose graphic and written interpretation of cutting-edge industry exemplars.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

General understanding of construction procurement strategies and awareness of conventional construction systems.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
    Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
    Teaching census: 11/02/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
Semester start: 17/01/2022
Subject start: 17/01/2022
Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
Teaching census: 11/02/2022