- International Fees
International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
The production, consumption and end-of-life of building materials will be reviewed using various tools, including Material Flow Analysis (MFA). Key points of intervention will be identified where changes to policy and regulation, design, typical construction processes and waste management can shift the industry into the circular economy. Understanding where construction materials come from, and their path from use through to disposal will identify the current barriers to circularity, and how these barriers can be dismantled. This course complements the Design for Disassembly and Deconstruction courses.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of XCIR 7530 for the Winter 2024 term.
Fri Mar 01 - Fri Mar 22 (4 weeks)
- 4 weeks
- CRN 91207
- Domestic fees $671.62International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
|Mar 01 - Mar 22
|09:00 - 15:30
|Burnaby SW01 Rm. 1025
|Mar 01 - Mar 22
|13:00 - 17:00
|Burnaby NE01 Rm. 331
- Departmental approval needed
- International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Student must have prior experience with construction terminology and reading building drawings. Sessions will be conducted on-campus, with live, participatory broadcasts of classes – students may participate online remotely. Student must have prior experience with construction terminology and reading building drawings. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain how materials flow through the building industry, from extraction and manufacture to installation, use, and finally disposal/recycling/reuse.
- Determine how to influence this flow to enable the highest and best use of these materials.
- Describe the design and construction process and where and how intervention will facilitate 'closing the loop' in the building industry.
- Influence and/or write policy and regulations that more effectively moves the industry towards circularity.
- Explain construction material metabolism in terms of embodied carbon, material life span, and waste.
- Use system approaches for solving complex problems.
- Determine which materials are sourced globally and regionally and interpret the consequences.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022
Construction Material Flows (XCIR 7530) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Applied Circular Economy: Zero Waste Buildings
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