Course Title: Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BUIL6008C

Course Title: Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

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

Peter Hassall
peter.hassall@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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 conduct basic measuring and levelling techniques as part of the set out procedures performed on building projects. It includes the use of technical instruments, application of standard procedures and performance of calculations necessary in the set-out of construction projects.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

Element:

1. Perform setting out, measuring techniques and associated calculations.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Trigonometric and geometric calculations commonly used with grid lines, off sets and right angle triangles are calculated and recorded without error.
1.2. Site set-out procedures are carried out according to standard work methods on sites.
1.3. Errors in measured distances due to site characteristics and measurement methods are identified and explained.
1.4. Cut and fill calculations are conducted without error.

Element:

2. Set up and use levelling devices.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Use of levelling device is demonstrated in accordance with standard operating procedures.
2.2. Error present in a level by the 'two peg test' device is demonstrated in accordance with standard operating procedures.
2.3. Reduction in a closed level run by rise and fall method and by height of plane of collimation (HPC) method is carried out in accordance with standard practices.
2.4. Calculation of staff readings to enable a specific reduced level (RL) set-out to be determined is calculated without error.

Element:

3. Mark out and determine levels on a grid for contouring and volume calculations.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Set out grid and levels are determined.
3.2. Contour plans are prepared from grid levels to specified tolerances and stated contour intervals.
3.3. Volume of solids and the surface being levelled and contoured are determined to specified tolerances.

Element:

4. Construct longitudinal sections and determine associated grades and levels in typical drainage and pipeline situations.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Longitudinal sections are drawn from reduced levels and running chainages.
4.2. Levels and clearances from given grades and distances are determined to specified tolerances.
4.3. Calculations and expressions of grades in three forms are determined to specified tolerances.
4.4. Calculations for batter levels from grades and distances are determined without error.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, workplace/site visits, simulated workplace learning, Practical Field work, online learning via blackboard and 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

 

SemesterTopic Content Delivery
1 and 2

Building site set out - Site information, dimensions and drawings.

Survey pegs

Levelling devices - use , adjustment and operation

electronic distance measuring (EDM) equipment 
laser 
optical plummets 
theodolite.

Horizontal and vertical angles.

Specialised levelling and surveying equipment available on low rise building projects for various set out and checking procedures.

Specialised surveying equipment are researched and recorded.

Vertical accuracy.

Coordinates, and bearings, and distances related to grids on large building sites.



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil


References

Teacher to advise students.


Other Resources


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

Task 1

Perform setting out, measuring techniques and associated calculations

Task 2

Set up and use levelling devices

Task 3

Mark out and determine levels on a grid for contouring and volume calculations

Task 4

Construct longitudinal sections and determine associated grades and levels in typical drainage and pipeline situations.

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 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

 

 

3.1

 

 

X

 

3.2

 

 

X

 

3.3

 

 

X

 

4.1

 

 

 

X

4.2

 

 

 

X

4.3

 

 

 

X

4.4

 

 

 

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 Tasks

Assessment will consist of 2 closed book tests weighted at 20% each and 3 project based assessment tasks weighted at 20% each. These results will be validated by observation of a number of in class and field activities by your instructor.

The project based assessments will focus on different elements of the learning activities and address the students ability to both problem solve and provide meaningful solutions to the practical exercises that cover:
Field work related to the set out of a building.
The culmination of all assessments contributes to the final result for this course.
All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CP (Competency with Pass) grade. A competent grade for each assessment is required to pass this course..
Under special circumstances extension to assessment may be granted. Students are to follow RMIT Special Consideration Policy found in RMIT Policies and procedures link http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=3g3whh1vttr0z;STATUS=A;SECTION=19;PAGE_AUTHOR=Chancellery (unresolved)


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

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

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.

All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CAG (Competent with Pass) to pass this course. In any assessment 50% equates to being Competent with Pass.
Higher gradings are available. The final grade for the course is calculated taking into account the weighting given to the separate assessments.

Gradings available are:
CAG - 50 to 59 - Competent with Pass, CC - 60 to 69 - Competent with Credit, CDI - 70 to 79 - Competent with distinction, CHD - 80 to 100 - Competent with High Distinction. NYC - 0 to 49 - Not Yet Competent DNS Did not Submit

Study and learning Support:

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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 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 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 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge 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 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm 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: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

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