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IAR2303 - Structures and services A

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Art and Design


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit involves the introduction of issues concerning interior climate, acoustics, power supply, water supply, waste removal, (hydraulics), lighting, escalators/lifts. The issues of energy efficiency and ecological soundness and the basic science of these issues are covered as case studies examining their resolution in buildings


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the range of service issues involved in interiors;
  2. understand the effect of services on interior ambience and construction;
  3. understand the basic science of the range of service technologies;
  4. understand the elements of structural systems;
  5. have knowledge of basic structural elements and constructions and their response to the application of forces;
  6. be capable of analysing the behavior of structure;
  7. appreciate a variety of major interior and small scale architectural examples utilizing structural concepts and systems;
  8. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


Examination: 40%. Assignments: 60%

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including; 4 hours in lectures/tutorials and 8 independent study hours per week


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