Course Title: Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: BUIL5986C

Course Title: Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact: Kate Coady

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4119

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil.

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4010A Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Element:

1. Apply structural principles when planning the erection or demolition of a structure.

Performance Criteria:

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.

Element:

2. Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of Class1 and Class 10 buildings.

Performance Criteria:

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.

Element:

3. Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of footings.

Performance Criteria:

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.

Element:

4. Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of floor system.

Performance Criteria:

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.

Element:

5. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of structural and non-structural wall systems.

Performance Criteria:

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.

Element:

6. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of roof system.

Performance Criteria:

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.

Element:

7. Plan, coordinate and manage the external wall cladding of structure.

Performance Criteria:

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.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via blackboard
• Other forms of structured teaching and learning
Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.
 


Teaching Schedule

 

 1. Each cluster in a face to face workshop in the first week of the new Cluster.

 2. The remaining delivered is on line, and face to face tutorials for each cluster


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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.


Assessment Tasks

 Assessment                                   Weight
Assessment 1 Workbook                   50%
Assessment 2 Presentation               20%
Assessment 3 Quiz                            30%

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1 X 
1.2X  
1.3X  
1.4X  
2.1 X 
2.2X  
2.3X  
2.4X  
2.5X  
3.1X  
3.2X  
3.3 X 
3.4X  
4.1X  
4.2X  
5.1 X 
5.2 X 
5.3X  
5.4X  
5.5X  
6.1  X
6.2  X
6.3  X
6.4  X
7.1  X
7.2  X
7.3  X


 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course


Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.


If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:
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Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:
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