BLDG5300 BIM Sustainability

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Sustainable principles are no longer disputed knowledge for construction industry leaders and professionals; they are a core part of current building practice. This unit emphasises critical regard for the implementation of preferred or standard but also cutting edge sustainable strategies in specialised projects at a global level to develop research-based practice. Students obtain knowledge of BIM model's database to inquire after material and quantity attributes and values for realĀ­-time energy analyses and prototyping. Consolidating knowledge of site analysis and precedent studies, students apply understanding to drive iterative, exploratory and integrated processes throughout the project's lifecycle.
Students are able to (1) apply technical and analytical skills to test a building for its thermal and passive solar performance; (2) manage and apply input and output data for energy and comfort optimization in order to refine design solutions; (3) identify tools for early design simulation of visual, acoustic, and thermal comfort; and (4) demonstrate theoretical knowledge underpinning sustainability principles and strategies..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) concept design and (2) energy analysis report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Rene Van Meeuwen
Unit rules
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework)
25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework)
Master of Architecture
BLDG5000 BIM Authors Online
BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online
BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo
BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
Contact hours
3 hours per week.
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