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BLAR11045 Built Environment I
Offered from Winter 2002
This course is an introduction to the impacts
of the building design and construction sectors on the environment.
This course then provides an introduction to current
activity to minimise impacts through shift to service
rather than consumption based economy in the
building and construction sector.
- Natural ecosystems including climate, hydrological cycle,
basic thermodynamics, consequences of modification. Ecosystem interdependency, capacity
of the environment to assimilate changes.
- Background to greenhouse concerns from the Rio Summit
through to current global negotiations.
- Social, legislative and political issues associated with
modification of the natural and developed environments including
environmental impact assessments.
- Environmental impact of development - mining and mineral
processing, materials and manufacturing industries as related to
the building and construction sector.
This course also requires the student to develop an
understanding of requirements for regional and urban
development including the legislative framework for
planning control, feasibility studies, consultation and
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