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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUIL5863C

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

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5201 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 110

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

There are no Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Course Description

This unit specifies the necessary outcomes required for applying site surveys and set out procedures to medium-rise building and construction projects. It addresses the skills and practices required to measure, record and interpret data using measuring and levelling equipment and to set out building projects. The ability to operate specific surveying equipment and apply calculations and knowledge of the BCA and Australian standards are essential.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BCGBC5006A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to medium-rise building projects

Element:

1. Set out a T-shaped or L-shaped building on a selected site with minimal profiles.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Site information and dimensions are identified from site
plan and checked against plan drawings.
1.2 Survey pegs are measured to ensure correct identification
occurred before pilot pegs are positioned.
1.3 Profiles pegs are set up on site at a working distance from
pilot pegs and parallel to pilot line.
1.4 Marks to indicate outside of building or other structural
members are made.

Element:

2. Prepare and test levelling devices.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Various components of levelling devices are identified.
2.2 Basic tests on levelling device accuracy are performed
according to manufacturer specifications.
2.3 Effects of maladjustment in levelling devices are identified
and recorded according to standard operating procedures.

Element:

3. Operate levelling devices.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Temporary adjustments to set up levelling equipment
are carried out in accordance with standard operating
procedures.
3.2 Horizontal and vertical angles are determined using
levelling devices.
3.3 Site is set out to specifications using levelling devices.

Element:

4. Identify specialised levellingand surveying equipment available on large building projects for various set out and checking procedures.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Differences between various types of specialised
surveying equipment are researched and recorded.
4.2 Survey of each level checked for vertical accuracy of
10mm using two levelling devices is carried out.

Element:

5. Compute coordinates, and bearings, and distances related to grids and general set out work on large   building sites.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Angular relationship between different bearings (whole
circle) is demonstrated.
5.2 Bearing and distance between coordinates are calculated.
5.3 Coordinates of a point given the bearing and distance
from a point with known coordinates are calculated.
5.4 Offsets from a coordinated point given the bearing and
distance from a point with known coordinates are
determined.
5.5 Information necessary to set out a structure using a site
plan is determined.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, workplace/site visits, simulated workplace learning, 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

Horizontal and vertical angles.

Specialised levelling and surveying equipment available on large 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

This unit of competency could be assessed by applying survey and site set out procedures and selection and use of two (2) levelling devices to survey and set out building projects.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Assessment  – Project Based Assessment  - the extent of this assessment will be advised to students at the start of the course.

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 project based assessments will have a weighting of between 10 - 15% of the final overall assessment mark (final weighting will be advised by teacher).

Assessments – Written Learning Outcomes Tests (closed book)

This written learning outcome tests will a cover elements not assessed or that need further assessment as a result of the project based assessment.
These tests will have a weighting of 20% each of the final overall assessment mark.

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 CP (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:
CP - 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

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