Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUIL6133C

Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5236 - Diploma of Surveying

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

Thierry Demathieu
03 9925 8359
thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au
William Ntuwah
03 9925 4445
william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au


 

Nominal Hours: 72

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 competency required to undertake site surveys and set out procedures on civil and residential building projects. It includes the use of basic measuring and levelling equipment, the recording and interpretation of data, the evaluation of and compliance with relevant legislation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCSV5007A Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

Element:

1. Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Areas and volumes of regular shapes and figures are calculated.
1.2. Distances are measured accurately, independent of site characteristics and measurement methods, using basic surveying equipment.
1.3. Distances are measured on building sites within a tolerance of 1mm error in 4.0m (1:4000) or without error.
1.4. Overall distances are calculated from field data without error.
1.5. Slope corrections are recorded accurately.

Element:

2. Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Levelling equipment is inspected for damage, wear and serviceability.
2.2. Set-up steps are performed and instruments made ready for use without error.
2.3. Instruments are checked for accuracy and adjusted (where possible) within 3mm over 60 metres using the two peg test.
2.4. Closed level traverse procedure is completed with a minimum of 15 points, including an inverted reading, with a minimum of 5 change points all within a closing tolerance of 10mm.
2.5. Data of traverse is correctly recorded and extended including mathematical column checks by use of the rise and fall method.

Element:

3. Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Site identification for site surveying and setting out procedures is established and all survey pegs are located without error.
3.2. Grid distances are determined and grid is pegged correctly.
3.3. Site detail that may effect building operation is recorded without error.
3.4. Reduced levels of all grid points are determined from a close performed onto the bench mark to within 10mm, without error.
3.5. Contour lines are plotted on the site plan at intervals appropriate to the site with longitudinal and cross sections pegged and measured as nominated within 100mm. Sections are plotted to scale without error.
3.6. Grades of line are determined within a 0.5% tolerance and expressed as percentage, rise to run ratio, or degrees.
3.7. Cut and fill volumes of soil are calculated from site plan using contour lines for determining reduced levels (RLs) within 5% tolerance.

Element:

4. Set out T-shaped or L-shaped buildings on a selected site with minimal profiles

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Site information is identified from site plan and dimensions are checked on plan drawings without error.
4.2. Site is identified and survey pegs are measured to ensure correct identification occurs before pilot pegs are positioned within 50mm of true location of the squared building dimensions.
4.3. Profile pegs are set up on site at a working distance from pilot pegs and parallel to pilot line.
4.4. Profile boards are fixed to pegs and level within 5mm and 15mm of each other.
4.5. Profiles are set out on steep slopes accurately.

Element:

5. Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Basic tests on levelling devices' accuracy/adjustment are performed to manufacturer specifications.
5.2. Temporary adjustments to set up levelling devices are carried out to standard operating procedures.
5.3. Levelling devices are used to determine (read) both horizontal and vertical angles to an accuracy of 20 seconds.
5.4. Levelling devices are used to set our horizontal angles to an accuracy of 20 seconds.
5.5. Site is set out to specifications using a typical levelling device and tape.

Element:

6. Identify suitability of levelling and surveying equipment for large building projects.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Differences between various types of specialised surveying equipment are researched and recorded.
6.2. Equipment is used to control set out and vertical is identified.
6.3. Basic differences in survey control and set out between frame and concrete multi-storey buildings is outlined.
6.4. Survey of each level for vertical accuracy of 10mm is carried out using two levelling devices.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Angular relationship between different bearings (whole circle) is demonstrated and bearings from angles and fixed lines are determined.
7.2. Bearing and distance between two sets of coordinates (north and east) are calculated.
7.3. Coordinates of a point, given the bearing and distance from a point with known coordinates, are calculated.
7.4. Offsets from a coordinated point, given the bearing and distance from a point with known coordinates, are determined.
7.5. Information necessary to set out a structure, or part thereof, using a site plan with positions fixed by a mixture of bearings and distances, offsets and coordinates is calculated.

Element:

8. Evaluate documents and plans incorporated in land titles.

Performance Criteria:

8.1. Documents that make up a land title are listed and their relationship to each other outlined according to relevant government legislation.
8.2. Different restrictions on the use of land title and restricted development are illustrated.
8.3. Building covenants and statutory bodies responsible are identified.
8.4. Restrictions stated in legislation that regulate setbacks for residential buildings are identified and differentiated.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, site visits and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Surveying and Spatial area


Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.

 

Week No.Topic deliveredAssessment/ Task
1Introduction and Overview of Course,Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method - Levelling & Setting out the instrument & angle measurement 
2 Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method - Level between Benchmarks (Site 2).Setup a Total Station (SDN1243) - Site 1 Project submission
3 Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment  - Levelling & Chaining/Levelling Assignment – SDN 1321 & SDN 601 
4 Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method - Level between Benchmarks (Site 1). Project submission
5

 Measure linear distances on site using  basic surveying equipment - Chaining (Site 2). Setup a Total Station ( Site 1).

 
6

 Identify suitability of levelling and surveying equipment for large building projects.

Radiations & Rounds and Trigonometric heighting - Site 2

 Project submission
7

 Work placement

 
8

Identify suitability of levelling and surveying equipment for large building projects.

 Radiations & Rounds and Trigonometric heighting - Site 1
 

 Project submission
9 Practical TEST 1 
10 Radiations, Rounds and Trigonometric heighting (site 2) Project submission
11 Compute coordinates, bearings and distances related to grids and general set out work on large building sites
  • Radiations, Rounds and Trigonometric heighting
  • Levelling
  • Traversing  (Site 2)
 
12 Workplacement Project submission
13

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

Traversing & Coordinate Transformation

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

Traversing & Coordinate Transformation
 

 Project submission
15

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

Traversing & Trig Heighting

 

 
16 Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles- Levelling & Traversing Project submission
17 Practical TEST 2 
18 Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles- Levelling & Traversing Project submission
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold.


References

http://www.rmit.edu.au/ - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links.
http://www.lands.vic.gov.au/ - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management.
http://www.isaust.org.au - Institute of Surveyors, Australia
http://www.mappingsciences.org.au - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia
http://www.anzlic.org.au - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council
http://www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors.
http://www.icsm.gov.au/ - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys
http://www.ga.gov.au/ - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS


Other Resources

Refer to: http://rmit.libguides.com/spatial


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
- comply with OHS regulations applicable to workplace operations
- apply organisational management policies and procedures, including quality assurance requirements where applicable.
- apply surveys and set out procedures to building projects and the associated reporting of data, findings, recommendations and strategies for at least one civil or residential building project or equivalent in compliance with relevant legislation
- provide reports to appropriate body/individual as determined by the project brief.


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:

1. Project submission   Weight 10% - Due Week 3
2. Project submission   Weight 10% - Due Week 6
3. Project submission   Weight 10% - Due Week 9
4. Project submission   Weight 10% - Due Week 12
5. Project submission   Weight 10% - Due Week 16
6.  Practical TEST 1       Weight 25% - Week 9
7. Practical TEST  2       Weight 25% - Week 17

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CAG 50 – 59% Competence Achieved -Graded
CC 60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementsPercentage loading
Assessment 1Element  1 & 210%
Assessment 2Element 1,2 & 310%
Assessment 3Element 1, 3 , 5 & 610%
Assessment 6 - Practical Test 1Element 1,2 & 325%
Assessment 4Element  6 & 710%
Assessment 5Element  4,5,6,7 & 810%
Assessment 7 - Practical Test 2Element 4,5,6,7 & 825%

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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.


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Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Other Information:

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