Course Title: Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUIL6316C

Course Title: Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4338 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

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

Program Manager - Warren James

03 9925 4632

warren.james@rmit.edu.au

Selwyn Hikuroa -Plumbing Teacher

03 9925 4654

Selwyn.Hikuroa@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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 compency specifies the outcomes required , to design, size and document the layout of sanitary drainage system for units develoments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

Element:

1 Prepare for planning

Element:

2 Identify system requirements

Element:

3 Plan system layout

Element:

4 Restore work area

Element:

1 Prepare for planning  

2 identify system requirments.

3 design system iayout.

4 Restore work area.

Performance Criteria:

Elements and Performance Criteria

1 Prepare for planning.

1.1 Nature and scope of planning task are identified and confirmed.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with planning, sizing and documenting the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
1.4 Tools and equipment required for planning, sizing and documenting the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.5 Work area in which planning process is to be conducted is prepared.

2 Identify system requirements. 

2.1 Information and specifications for required system work are obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection.
2.2 Regulations and Australian standards relevant to the work are consulted and applied to all aspects of the work.
2.3 Quantity, location and type of fixtures are determined from design drawings, plans and elevations.
2.4 Fixture unit loading is determined according to relevant Australian standards and regulatory authorities' requirements.
2.5 System is sized according to relevant Australian standards, and regulatory authorities' and workplace requirements.

3 Plan system layout.

3.1 Layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures is planned according to building plans, relevant Australian standards and workplace procedures.
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised according to relevant Australian standards from the proposed design.
3.3 Plans are recorded according to regulatory authorities' and workplace requirements.
3.4 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.

4 Restore work area.

4.1 Work area is restored according to workplace procedures.
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished and left according to workplace procedures.
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed according to workplace requirements.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS principles.

Students to attend over a period of 12 weeks.

The course involves students participation in;

  • Class discussion
  • Workbook activities
  • Group research activities involving  AS/NZS 3500: Part 2 and AS/NZS 3500: Part 0 
  • Individual research activities involving AS/NZS 3500: Part 2 and AS/NZS 3500: Part 0
  • Individual research activities involving AS/NZS 3500: Part 2 for the Design of Sanitary Plumbing Systems
  • Successful completion of workbook activities.
  • Successful completion of Sanitary Plumbing Design Assessments
  • Practice exam questions.


Teaching Schedule

SessionTopic                                                                                                                                                                                                       Elements and PC Mapping                                            Learning Activities                     Assessment Tasks                                          
1

RMIT WHS Workplace Induction. (Building 70)

Introduction, over view of course
Students introduced to subject areas including, Important information, Your assessments in this unit, Plans and specifications, minimum equipment required, Terminology, Site considerations, Health and safety, Diseases and Sanitation.

Pre-training review (LLN)
 

 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5

Power point presentation on Induction

Power point presentation on  introduction subject matter.

Class discussion on this sessions subject matter. 

Workbook activities related to introduction subject matter.

Explain and issue Pre-training review. 

 

 

 

 

LNN presented to students on first night.

2

Risk Management
Students introduced to subject areas including, Construction workers safety, Risks associated with construction work, Hazard identification and risk assessment, Occupational health and safety standards and regulations.

Sanitary Fixtures
Students introduced to subject areas including, Fixture traps, Fixture pairs, Waste fixtures, Soil fixtures

Isometric Drawing
Isometric drawing sequence, Isometric drawing design

Arrestor Appliances
Grease traps/arrestors

Pumped Discharges
Wet wells, Pneumatic ejectors 
 

 1.2, 1.3, 3.3, 3.4

Power point presentation on  subject matter.

Class discussion on this sessions subject matter.

Workbook activities related to subject matter.

 

 
3

Protection of Trap Seals
Ventilating effect ofdischarge pipes, Ventilating effect of a drain, Unventilated connection of fixtures, Direct connections.

Elevated Pipework (Drainage Principles Above Ground)
Where to use, Installation requirements, Test and inspection openings.

 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3Power point presentation on subject matter.

Workbook activities related to  subject matter.

Class discussion on this sessions subject matter.
 

Interaction with appropriate Australian/New Zealand Standard

 
4

The Fully Vented System of Sanitary Plumbing
Trap vents, Common vents for fixtures, Installation of trap vents. 

 

 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 2.4, 2.5

 Power point presentation on subject matter.


Workbook activities related to subject matter.

Class discussion on this sessions subject matter.
 

Interaction with appropriate Australian/New Zealand Standard
 

Test of subject areas in sessions 1,2,3      

Assessments explained and issued.

5The Fully Vented Modified System of Sanitary Plumbing
Ventilation of fixtures in this system, Group vents, Branch vents, Sizing discharge pipes, Air admittance valves, Vent installation and termination, Relief vents, Sizing stacks and relief vents, Cross relief vents, Header vents, Stacks, Connection at stack base, Graded offsets in stack (Prohibited zones)
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2,

 Power point presentation on subject matter.


Workbook activities related to subject matter.

Class discussion on this sessions subject matter.
 

Interaction with appropriate Australian/New Zealand Standard
 

 
6The Fully Vented Modified System of Sanitary Plumbing
(continued..........)
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, As above 
7Single Stack System of Sanitsary Plumbing (Domestic/Residential)
Connection of fixtures without trap vents, Number of floor levels, Sizing stacks- residential building, Connection of fixtures to stack, Venting of stack, Waste only stacks,Offset in single stack system.
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2,Power point presentation on subject matter.


Workbook activities related to subject matter.

Class discussion on this sessions subject matter.
 

Interaction with appropriate Australian/New Zealand Standard

 

 Test of subject areas in sessions 4,5,6
8Single Stack System of Sanitsary Plumbing (Domestic/Residential)                                                                 (Continued........) 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2,  
9Single Stack System of Sanitary Plumbing (Commercial /Industrial)
Range of fixtures, Sizing stacks-Commercial/Industrial 
                                                               
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2,Power point presentation on subject matter.

Workbook activities related to subject matter.

Class discussion on this sessions subject matter.


Interaction with appropriate Australian/New Zealand Standard
 

 
10Single Stack Modified System of Sanitary Plumbing
Introduction, Single stack modified (Domestic/Residential), Single stack modified (Other than residential), Relief vents, Cross vents. 
 
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2,

Power point presentation on subject matter.
 

Workbook activities related to subject matter.

Class discussion on this sessions subject matter.


Interaction with appropriate Australian/New Zealand Standard

 

 Test of subject areas in sessions 7,8,9
11 Assessment 1 and 2 completion night. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 

 Test of subject areas in session 10

 Assessments due.

12Plumbing Regulators External Examination   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AS/NZS 3500: Pt 0: Glossary of Terms

0 7337 5524 0

AS/NZS 3500: Pt 2: Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage

0 7337 5496 1


References


Other Resources

Websites: Studor Air Admittance Valves

www.studor.net/air-admittance-valves


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

Workbook Activities

Task 2

Assessment 1

Task 3

Assessment 2

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

X

X

X

2.5

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

3.4

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

4.3

X

X

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

Students are required to complete two different types of assessment tasks
1. Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation ( 20% weighing)
2. Successful completion of assessment 1 demonstrating the ability to design, size and document the layout details for a commercial (Class 6) building; using an approved sanitary plumbing system to a minimum of six floors, inclusive of a basement, to include fixtures on each floor level (excluding the basement)( 40% weighing)
3. Successful completion of assessment 2 demonstrating the ability to design, size and document the layout details for a residential building; using an approved sanitary plumbing system to a minimum of six floors, inclusive of a basement, to include fixtures on each floor level (excluding the basement)( 40% weighing)
 

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all three assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task           Element/ PC                     Percentage Weighting

Workbook Activities         Element 1-4 / 1.1 – 4.3            20%
Assessment 1                 Element 1-4 / 1.1 – 4.3            40%
Assessment 2                 Element 1-4 / 1.1 – 4.3            40%
 

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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