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Modern Building Design

University of Bath via FutureLearn


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.

This course is designed for anyone interested in modern building design processes, no previous experience is necessary.

It will be useful for young people considering careers in the field and current professionals who want to develop their skills.


  • Introducing building design and modelling
    • Introduction to Modern Building Design
    • The nature of buildings
    • Building information modelling
    • The importance of building modelling
  • Beyond the drawing board
    • Nano-lime technology
    • New forms of concrete
    • Water sensitive design
  • The good, the bad and the way forward
    • Health and well-being
    • The role of the design manager
    • Practice-led Higher Education
    • Before you go...

Taught by

Ricardo Codinhoto


4.3 rating at FutureLearn based on 63 ratings

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