Teaching Building Services to Architecture and Building Students

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    Luther, Mark Brandt
    2006 Conference Papers
    The Education of Future Architects


ABSTRACT: Building environmental services can often be categorised as ‘one of the least desirable
courses’ in the curriculum of architecture and building. Nevertheless, it is also one of the most
important and confronting subjects in the procurement of real building projects. The principal message
to designers is that of spatial requirements while to the builders it may become one of capital cost,
installation specifications and maintenance of equipment. Getting these concepts across in a creative,
yet project oriented, manner can be challenging to the students and to the lecturer. This paper presents
the developments of ten years of teaching the subject, as well as the methods of delivery which have
proven to be successful.


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