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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:
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2024 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Construction, Property, and Planning
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,560.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,710.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $6,060.00

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

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

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
    Semester start: 02/10/2023
    Subject start: 02/10/2023
    Cancellation 1: 14/10/2023
    Cancellation 2: 17/10/2023
    Last enrolment: 12/10/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 25/10/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 09/11/2023
    Teaching census: 24/10/2023
  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/03/2024
    Semester start: 10/06/2024
    Subject start: 10/06/2024
    Cancellation 1: 21/06/2024
    Cancellation 2: 23/06/2024
    Last enrolment: 19/06/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 01/07/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 14/07/2024
    Teaching census: 30/06/2024
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
Semester start: 02/10/2023
Subject start: 02/10/2023
Cancellation 1: 14/10/2023
Cancellation 2: 17/10/2023
Last enrolment: 12/10/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 25/10/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 09/11/2023
Teaching census: 24/10/2023