Construction 3: Sustainability

DIA30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


DIA20001 Construction 2: Building Services and Documentation Packages
Recommendation:  Advanced level of construction and detailing.

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to teach students how to customise building technology in response to specific project requirements, and according to sustainable and Australian building codes and regulations. Students will learn how to apply building and construction technologies to specific interior architectural ideas. Through precedent study and examples of built projects, students will learn how to identify, evaluate and engage with the technological and sustainable aspects of interior architecture.

After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Evaluate the construction of a building as certified by current sustainable standards/ratings
2. Identify the relationship between documentation specification and the Australian building codes and regulations
3. Identify building methods for a commercial or retail projects
4. Produce a professional standard set of documentation drawings and specifications for an architectural project
5. Apply contract documentation conventions within a project according to local and national building codes and
6. Apply innovative technology solutions to project-specific requirements
7. Critically evaluate the building’s construction technologies and services,
8. Discuss issues regarding environmental impact and sustainability relevant to the project[s].