University of Technology Sydney

86113 Communication and Construction: Technologies

6cp; 1hpw (lecture, Wednesday), 3hpw (tutorial, Wednesday)
Requisite(s): 86114 Communication and Construction: Material Futures
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Recommended studies:

Active participation in Orientation week activities is highly recommended.

Core subject: Context


This subject builds on three semesters of learning in the Interior Architecture degree and is one of the key skill-based, communication and construction documentation subjects in the Interior Architecture curriculum to introduce key practice skills towards building industry-readiness before the students move on to their final year of study.

It is a milestone in bolstering learning in technical, graphic and construction representation techniques through interior architecture practice and also developing the understanding of working in a capacity as a design consultant in an interior architecture project context. Communication and construction subjects develop essential practice skillset in communication and construction through the exploration of methods including orthographic drawing and documentation.

This subject continues to strengthen these codes of production through the development of a drawing package suitable for tendering a small interior architecture project. The drawing package is of industry standard consisting of a numbered drawing index and corresponding drawings of suitable scale and complexity for a builder to price an interior fit out.

A key aspect of this subject is to address design coordination with various building services and also develop understanding of the requirements for these including Lighting, Electrical, HVAC etc.

Skills developed in this subject include observation and the production of measured drawings, the development of integrated and cross-referenced architectural drawings including plans, internal elevations, joinery, lighting, electrical and data layout, furniture and material schedules, and signage.

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