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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
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.
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.
|Withdraw – Financial?||10/10/2020|
|Withdraw – Academic?||31/10/2020|
|Withdraw – Financial?||13/02/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||06/03/2021|