Course Title: Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: See specific class number

Class Section:

Course Code: ARCH5219C

Course Title: Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4394 - Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

Course Contact: Mimma Luppino

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4979

Course Contact Email: mimma.luppino@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and extract information from different types of plans, building drawings and specifications for residential buildings.

The unit supports workers in the property industry who are required to read and extract routine information from a variety of plans and drawings associated with residential buildings. It applies to real estate agents, property managers, strata managers, Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) assessors, home sustainability assessors and facility managers.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States and Territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPCMN4008 Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings

Element:

1. Identify and review plans and drawings.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Main types of plans and drawings for residential buildings are identified.

1.2. Purpose of different types of plans and drawings are identified.

1.3. Key features of each type of plan and drawing are identified.

Element:

2. Check amendments to plans and drawings

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Title panel is checked to verify latest amendment to plans and drawings.

2.2. Amendments to specifications are checked to ensure currency of information.

Element:

3. Identify symbols, terms, abbreviations and shading used in plans and drawings.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Symbols used in plans and drawings are identified.

3.2. Abbreviations used in plans and drawings are identified.

3.3. Colouring and shading used in plans and drawings are identified.

3.4. Building and construction terms used in plans and drawings are identified.

Element:

4. Locate and identify key features on a site plan

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Site is identified from location drawings.

4.2. True north and building orientation are identified from details provided on site plan.

4.3. Key features of site plan are identified.

Element:

5. Extract data from plans, drawings and specifications

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Key building features are identified in relevant plans and drawings.

5.2. Data on key building features is extracted from relevant plans, drawings and specifications.

5.3. Building codes or standards identified in specifications are identified.

5.4. Key features of products included in specifications are identified.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this, course you should be able to:
1. Identify and review plans and drawings.
   1.1 Main types of plans and drawings for residential buildings are identified.
   1.2 Purpose of different types of plans and drawings are identified.
   1.3 Key features of each type of plan and drawing are identified.
2. Check amendments to plans and drawings.
   2.1 Title panel is checked to verify latest amendment to plans and drawings.
   2.2 Amendments to specifications are checked to ensure currency of information.
3. Identify symbols, terms, abbreviations and shading used in plans and drawings.
   3.1 Symbols used in plans and drawings are identified.
   3.2 Abbreviations used in plans and drawings are identified.
   3.3 Colouring and shading used in plans and drawings are identified.
   3.4 Building and construction terms used in plans and drawings are identified.
4. Locate and identify key features on a site plan.
   4.1 Site is identified from location drawings.
   4.2 True north and building orientation are identified from details provided on site plan.
   4.3 Key features of site plan are identified.
5. Extract data from plans, drawings and specifications.
   5.1 Key building features are identified in relevant plans and drawings.
   5.2 Data on key building features is extracted from relevant plans, drawings and specifications.
   5.3 Building codes or standards identified in specifications are identified.
Key features of products included in specifications are identified.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be accessing online materials and resources.
The program area is designed with interactivity utilizing drop down information through online presentations. This information is packaged within videos and text.

The learning material is accessed via Blackboard (RMIT Learning Management System or LMS).

Interaction with other students is encouraged through Google Communities to engage with other students and facilitate their learning.
Online support and feedback is provided by educators via both Blackboard and Google communities to assist in learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

Students are expected to engage in online learning at their own pace within the delivery period of the program area (course).
The program area (course) is structured to provide sequential learning. Please see the assessment matrix below.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include but not limited to a variety of methods including written short answers, assignments, online quizzes, interactive tasks and multiple choice questions. You will be asked to demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.


Assessment Tasks

This unit of competency is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency over a range of assessment tasks.
The assessment methods may include:

 

  • multiple choice
  • online quizzes
  • short answer questions
  • written tasks
  • assignments
  • case studies
  • workplace evidence

Feedback will be provided to you throughout the program through Blackboard and/or Google communities.
All assessment tasks must be submitted within the given time frame to avoid timing out.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the elements and performance criteria as stipulated in the unit of competency. The assessment matrix is available on BlackBoard with links to the Assessment task sheet (ATS).

 

Assessment Code

Assessment Name

Elements

Performance Criteria

IPQ001

Identify Plans multiple choice

1

1.1, 1.2, 1.3

SPQ001

Strata Plan Features multiple choice

3, 4,

3.1, 3.2,

4.2, 4.3,

SPQ002

Strata Plan multiple choice

2, 3, 4, 5

2.1, 2.2

3.2,

4.3,

5.1,  5.2,

SPQ002a

Strata Plan Features assignment

4

4.1, 4.2, 4.3,

OPQ001

Other Plans - multiple choice

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1.3,

2.1, 2.2,

3.1, 3.3, 3.4,

4.1, 4.3,

5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,

Other Information

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