CONMGNT 7002 - Building Services and Environment

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

This course explains the design and operation of building services and the associated environmental issues of buildings. It is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of the services deployed in buildings, the factors that drive their use, the planning, design, construction and operational choices that influence capital costs, life cycle performance and associated impacts on other public infrastructure. As construction managers, students will gain empathy for this critical element of buildings of all kinds, serving as a basis for delivering projects in the full spectrum of engagement; from full development and design and construct, through to project management, classical construction only and facilities management contracts. The course is also suitable for students in built environment related majors, including architecture, construction management, property, planning and civil engineering. This course aims to provide a holistic explanation of how buildings should operate to ensure occupants? comfort with low environmental impacts. It covers three knowledge domains, namely 1) building service systems such as water, power, gas, sewage, telecommunication and vertical transportation; 2) building science such as lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort and indoor air quality; and 3) environmental science of buildings such as energy efficiency, Total Building Performance, and passive environmental controls.

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