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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 fit out 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

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: SDCM71-324
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Construction, Property, and Planning
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,570.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,570.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,710.00

Learning objectives

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

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.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
  • 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: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022