Climate change, technology, and regulation are changing modern building design, and the professional practices of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. This online course explores these trends, highlighting how higher education and the construction sector can address them. It’s been developed by the University of Bath’s highly rated Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering and draws on its new, interdisciplinary MSc programme in Modern Building Design.
What topics will you cover?
- The links between Higher Education and the Modern Building Design industry
- The emerging role of the design manager
- The importance of information modelling for enhanced design
- New sustainable construction materials and techniques
- Water-sensitive design for increased resilience
- Buildings and their impact on health and wellbeing
What will you achieve?
- Develop an awareness of the various aspects that influence modern building design in current times
- Identify the various areas where professionals within AEC can work (from the traditional office and site positions to lab-based ones)
- Describe how design management, digital modelling, nanotechnology, resilience, wellbeing, and sustainability are driving the AEC curriculum
- Discuss the need for increased integration between HE and practice as the way forward to the formation of AEC professionals
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in modern building design processes, young people considering careers in the field and current professionals. No previous experience is necessary.
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