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.

Within defined parameters students learn to expand their construction thinking and develop their detailing skills and material knowledge based on current industry practices and emerging sustainable material explorations.

Through a series of tasks students explore the spatial organisation and detailing of modular joinery elements by responding to specific site conditions. Students learn how to represent components, materials and finishes in a detailed documentation and drawing package 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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