Course Title: Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUIL6006C

Course Title: Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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 projects of a more complex nature than single residential dwellings, which are typically commercial structures classified in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres but not including Type A or Type B construction. 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:

CPCCBC4011A Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of Class 2 to 9 buildings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Relevant industry professionals are consulted as required to provide advice regarding the design process and structural integrity of proposed commercial low rise 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 laying of footing systems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Footing systems are set out in accordance with building's plans. 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 and 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 laying of floor system.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Floor system components specified in building's plan are assessed for structural integrity and compliance with relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles. 4.2. Laying of structural 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 wall systems and wall cladding systems.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Technical construction principles and performance characteristics of structural wall systems and wall cladding systems are identified and analysed in the planning of the building and construction project. 5.2. Processes for erecting wall systems and wall cladding systems are identified, implemented and checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications and relevant Australian standards and codes. 5.3. Building plans and relevant standards and codes are identified and implemented to ensure appropriate allowances have been made for relevant services to be installed. 5.4. Windows and external doors are installed in compliance with relevant codes, manufacturer specifications and accepted industry construction principles.

Element:

6. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of structural roof systems and roof cladding systems.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Structural integrity of the structural roof system and roof cladding system components specified in building's plan is assessed for compliance with relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles. 6.2. Construction of roof system and roof cladding system, including details of service penetrations, skylights and roof ventilators, is planned, implemented and checked in accordance with building plan's requirements, 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 finished roof system.


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

Weight %

Assessment 1

Photographic Journal

20

Assessment 2

Presentation

30

Assessment 3

Case Study Project

50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements / Performance Criteria Covered

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

6.1

 

 

X

6.2

 

 

X

6.3

 

 

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                                                         Mark

Assessment 1 Photographic Journal                       S
Assessment 2 Presentation                                   S
Assessment 3 Case Study Project                         S

 

CAG - Competency Achieved -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did not submit
S – Satisfactory (Interim Mark)

 

 


Assessment Matrix

 

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 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
 6.1   X
 6.2   X
 6.3   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:
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

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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