Course Title: Design And Construction Theory

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C0041 Course in Building Thermal Performance Assessment (Residential)

Course Title: Design And Construction Theory

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 8

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Course Contact: Herbert Weber

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254386

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Course Description

This course provides knowledge and skills to enable the participant to become an accredited Thermal Performance Assessor with the Sustainability Victoria

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Participants must be able to read and interpret plans and specifications, be able to use advanced computer software and have a thorough knowledge of buildings and their methods of constructions including materials used.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BC063G Design & Cnstruction Theory

Learning Outcomes

  1. House Energy ratings  
  2. Thermal properties  
  3. Climate Zones  
  4. Zoning  
  5. Glazing  
  6. Air Movement  
  7. Solar geometry  
  8. Climate zones  
  9. Solar geometry  
  10. Solar radiation  
  11. Heat Flow  
  12. Thermal Properties  
  13. Insulation  
  14. Thermal Mass  
  15. Glazing  
  16. Design for Climate
  17. Surface Areas 
  18. Zoning  
  19. Shading  
  20. Optimising a design 
  21. Design Strategies  
  22. Orientation
  23. Form

Overview of Assessment

The competency will have a formative assessment with a final external examination for registration requirements