INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN
2018/2019, Semester 1
School of Design and Environment (Building)
Modular Credits: 4
To develop Independent and critical understanding of :
building performance and integration
evaluation using a total building performance framework
integrated building delivery - stakeholder engagement and value engineering
practice and challenges to integrated building design
To demonstrable competence in understanding and practice of Integrated Building Design.
Seminar / project
TKW / LSE
Project / Seminar
Performance of Building – Concepts and Approaches
Building Performance Mandates
Total Building Performance (TBP)
Building Evaluation and Diagnostics
Systems Integration and Challenges
Integrated Building Delivery 1 – Integration and Processes
Integrated Building Delivery 2 – Master Planning
Integrated Building Delivery 3 – Schematic Design
Integrated Building Delivery 4 – Detail Design
Integrated Building Delivery 5 – Tendering and Construction
Integrated Building Delivery 6 – Systems Approach
Seminar – Presentation of TKW Project
This module aims to provide the concept, principles, methods and practice of integrated building design that adopts the total building performance (TBP) as the underlying paradigm. Integration is emphasized, fostering holistic considerations for performance from the structure, facade, mechanical & electrical and interior systems, and consistently devolving this through design development, contracting, construction, commissioning and into the occupancy phases.
A process oriented approach is emphasized where the considerations and challenges to the building delivery process are discussed from a performance-centric perspective.
The case study method is a key pedagogy adopted, and students are expected to adopt a case study to underpin their project.
Integrated Building performance and Evaluation:
total building performance; performance mandates and criteria; limits of acceptability; terms of evaluation; building diagnostics and post-occupancy evaluation; facilities management.
Building Systems Integration:
Building systems; integration within and among building systems; Systems-performance matrices; performance conflicts and resolution.
Process management for integration:
Integrated building delivery; practice and problems in integration with particular reference to specification, tender evaluation, design, and facilities management.
Indepth case studies of projects based on the integrated building design approach.
Students will form small size groups (5 to 6 members) and undertake TWO projects which provide in-depth and hands-on engagement with the principles and practice on the performance and the processes for Integrated Building Design.
The first project involves a case study which students identify and adopt a building/part of a building to assess its performance from a Total Building Performance perspective. A discourse of the performance vis-à-vis the conflicts and constraints is expected. Subjective, and wherever possible, objective measurements are to be applied.
The second project examines the role of different professions in the integration of building design processes. Critical analysis and discussion on the process, contribution, challenges and practice on how performance is incorporated and implemented throughout the building delivery process and of its effectiveness in achieving its potential is expected.
For both projects, externalities such as industry environment, regulatory and incentive framework are expected to be discussed vis-a-vis project specific considerations. In particular, critique of the processes and methods adopted, and suggestions for enhancing project and building performance should be demonstrated.
1. Seminar / Project - 50%
Project 1: TBP evaluation (case study) - 25%
Project 2: Professional Involvement - 25%
2. Final examination - 50%
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week