Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium-rise construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUIL5865C

Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium-rise construction 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: 140

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

None

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required for identifying services drawings, specifications and service requirements for a range of medium-rise and wide span commercial projects. It requires an ability to identify and evaluate differing methods and services in accordance with building regulations and standards.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BCGBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium-rise construction projects

Element:

1. Evaluate commonly used methods of water storage supply and layouts.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Water supply , connection and layout are sketched for a
residence connected to a town supply or a tank storage
supply in accordance with relevant building regulations
and standards.
1.2 Use of pumps to maintain water levels in storage tanks is
documented for single and two-stage pumping.
1.3 Limitations of water storage tanks connected for
multi-function and single function services are identified
and addressed.

Element:

2. Evaluate methods of sewerage and drainage disposal and their layouts.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Sewerage connection and layout are sketched in
accordance with relevant building regulations and
standards.
2.2 Different stack types are assessed with reference to
number of fixtures and building type.
2.3 Fixture units are identified.
2.4 Methods used to connect main drains to local authority
sewers are assessed against relevant building standards.
2.5 Disposal of sewerage from fixtures situated below the
level of the local authority sewer is assessed in
accordance with relevant building regulations and
standards.
2.6 Collection, treatment and disposal of prohibited
discharges are monitored for non-domestic buildings.

Element:

3. Assess commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation, air distribution and their layout.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Methods of mechanical ventilation and air distribution
are identified and sketched.
3.2 Mechanical ventilation and air distribution system design
layout is appropriate to the building design and
complementary to other services.

Element:

4. Evaluate the range of hot water systems.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Operating principles of various types of hot water systems
are evaluated.
4.2 Suitable hot water system is selected according to
accepted and agreed requirements and specifications.

Element:

5. Evaluate effective natural lighting for a range of situations.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Methods of roof construction used for daylight
transmission are identified and outlined in accordance with
relevant building regulations and standards.
5.2 Methods used in artificial lighting are compared for
various service situations in accordance with relevant
building regulations and standards.

Element:

6. Ensure fire protection standards are met.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Authorities involved in plan perusal and site inspection for
the various building classifications are identified.
6.2 Requirements for sprinkler systems and fire hoses for the
various building classifications are identified according to
legal and regulatory standards.
6.3 Fire detector and alarm systems and the application of fire
doors are addressed according to legal and regulatory
standards.
6.4 Extinguishing agents and their applications are identified.

Element:

7. Outline the requirements for general electrical and electronic service installation.

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Electrical supply authorities and procedures for connection
to site are identified and complied with.
7.2 Electrical design and provision for services are
implemented in accordance with regulations and
Australian standards.
7.3 Electronic cabling , type of service, categories of cabling,
layout of equipment, safe guards, access for maintenance,
repair and extensions are identified and outlined in
accordance with regulations and Australian standards.


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.

Water storage supply and layouts - connection to a residence.
Pumping to maintain water levels in storage tanks.
Sewerage connection and layout.
Fixtures, waste and soil pipes, stacks.
Fixture units.
The connection of sewer drains to local authority sewers.
Collection, treatment and disposal of prohibited discharges.
Mechanical ventilation, air distribution and their layout.
Hot water systems - operating principles of various types.
Natural lighting for a range of situations.
Daylighting
Artificial lighting.
Fire protection.
Sprinkler systems, hydrants and hose reels to site the building classification.
Fire detector and alarm systems and the application of fire doors.
Extinguishing agents.
Electrical and electronic service supply authorities and installation.
Electronic cabling , type of service, categories of cabling,
layout of equipment.


Teaching Schedule

 

SemesterTopic Content Delivery
1

Introduction
Contracts
Planning authorities
Site establishment
Site documentation

2Labour and Materials
Preparation of Planning schedules
Supervision and monitoring progress of the project


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil


References

Australian Standards - students to be advised in class. Tafe plumbing publications as advised in class.


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by the effective performance and application of principles relating to services drawings, specifications and methods of determining requirements for services to a range of medium-rise and wide span commercial constructions.


Assessment Tasks

There are 3 project based assessments, and 4 learning outcomes tests. The culmination of all assessments contributes to the final result for 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 Tasks
Assessment 1- 3 – Project Based Assessment
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:
 - Water Supply and Sewerage

 - Mechanical Heating, Ventilation and Cooling

 - Lighting and Electricity.

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


Assessments 4, 5, 6 and 7 – Written Learning Outcomes Tests (closed book or open book if directed by the teacher in the use of Australian Standards.)
This written learning outcome tests will a cover  selected parts of elements 1 - 7
These tests will have a weighting of 15% 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 CA (Competency Achieved) grade. (65% equates to being competent per assessment).
A competent grade for each assessment is required to pass this course..


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Competency requirements:
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.

All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA (Competency Achieved) grade. (65% equates to being competent per assessment). A competent grade for each assessment is required to pass this course..
Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied to this weighting will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been marked NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment then a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.

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