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This subject explores the use of information and communication technologies from design to construction, to the post-delivery life cycle of buildings. The subject follows three overlapping themes: (i) historical overview of informatisation in the building industry, including the opportunities and constraints that follow these developments; (ii) discussion of contemporary issues in the delivery of building projects and potential solutions offered by ICT; and (iii) exposure to selected ICT methodologies and tools such as building information modeling and integrated project delivery solutions. The subject is organised as an advanced seminar supplemented with hands-on workshops in use of specific ICT solutions.
Intended learning outcomes
- To understand and respond to the changing operating context of building industry.
- To critically assess and adopt ICT-based solutions in building life cycle.
- To cultivate deeper understanding about pressures to change, possible responses and future scenarios in construction.
- To gain exposure to global trends in project design to delivery using ICT-based approaches.
At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
- Ability to contextualise present conditions and frame future responses.
- Ability to assess and identify organisational and cultural changes.
- Ability to synthesise scholarly arguments and technical solutions.
- Ability to articulate and present arguments in presentations and scholarly reports.
Last updated: 18 December 2020