Course Title: Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4274 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 160

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL5986C

City Campus

TAFE

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Kate Coady

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4119

Course Contact Email: Kate.Coady@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4010A Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Elements:

1. Apply structural principles when planning the erection or demolition of a structure.   1.1. Main structural principles  that apply to the erection or demolition of a residential low rise  structure are identified.   1.2. Structural performance of a structure is described in terms of the effect of section properties on various materials.   1.3. Structural performance characteristics of slabs, floors, beams, columns and retaining walls are explained and applied to the planning of the construction work.   1.4. Demolition of existing structures is coordinated in accordance with legislative and planning requirements, environmental standards, and safe work practices.

2. Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of Class1 and Class 10 buildings.   2.1. Relevant industry professionals  are consulted as required to provide advice regarding the design process and the structural integrity of the proposed Class 1 or Class 10 building.   2.2. Project documentation  is collected and analysed to assist in the analysis of plans and specifications.   2.3. Project documentation is analysed for compliance with BCA requirements for bushfire, high wind, earthquake and alpine environments.   2.4. New and emerging building technologies are assessed for application to the construction process and their compliance with BCA requirements and Australian standards.   2.5. Pre-commencement site inspection is conducted to confirm analysis.

3. Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of footings.   3.1. Footings are set out in accordance with building's plan.   3.2. Structural integrity of the footings specified in building's plan is assessed for compliance with relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles.   3.3. Footings  specified in building's plan are laid and checked for compliance with project documentation.   3.4. Damp coursing, provision of termite barriers, and other relevant techniques are planned, implemented and checked in accordance with codes, standards and industry practice.

4. Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of floor system.   4.1. Concrete slab or bearers and joists specified in building's plan are assessed for structural integrity and compliance with relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles.   4.2. Laying of floor system  specified in building's plan is supervised and checked for compliance with project documentation.

 

5. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of structural and non-structural wall systems.   5.1. Technical construction principles and performance of materials  used in the construction are identified and analysed in the planning of the building and construction project.   5.2. Application of bracing requirements, tie-downs, tolerances, allowances, and fixing and installation of components are planned, implemented and checked for compliance with relevant Australian standards, codes and manufacturer specifications.   5.3. Structural timber members are selected for low rise buildings to conform to AS1684 requirements.   5.4. Processes are put in place and managed to ensure quality of the frame, whether factory pre-cut and pre-nailed, factory pre-cut and assembled on site, or cut and assembled on site.   5.5. Vapour permeable sarking or a waterproof membrane, relevant to construction method, is attached and checked.

6. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of roof system.   6.1. Structural integrity of roof system components specified in building's plan is assessed for compliance with relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles.   6.2. Erection of roof trusses is planned, implemented and checked in accordance with requirements of building plan, type of roof  being constructed, relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles.   6.3. Processes are put in place and managed to ensure quality of the manufactured roof trusses or hand-cut roof system.   6.4. Roof sarking and cladding are planned and installation is supervised and checked for compliance with codes, standards and industry practice.

 

7. Plan, coordinate and manage the external wall cladding of structure.   7.1. Structural performance of cladding  to be used for bracing in the frame construction is assessed for compliance with relevant codes, manufacturer specifications and accepted industry construction principles.   7.2. Installation of the cladding, as specified in building's plan, is supervised and checked for compliance with standards and accepted industry construction principles.   7.3. Installation of windows and external doors is supervised to ensure compliance with relevant codes, manufacturer specifications and accepted industry construction principles.


Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Assessment 1

Workbook

Assessment 2

Presentation

Assessment 3

Quiz

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

 

X

 

1.2

X

 

 

1.3

X

 

 

1.4

X

 

 

2.1

 

X

 

2.2

X

 

 

2.3

X

 

 

2.4

X

 

 

2.5

X

 

 

3.1

X

 

 

3.2

X

 

 

3.3

 

X

 

3.4

X

 

 

4.1

X

 

 

4.2

X

 

 

5.1

 

X

 

5.2

 

X

 

5.3

X

 

 

5.4

X

 

 

5.5

X

 

 

6.1

 

 

X

6.2

 

 

X

6.3

 

 

X

6.4

 

 

X

7.1

 

 

X

7.2

 

 

X

7.3

 

 

X

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.