Course Title: Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUIL5988C

Course Title: Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Wai Kam Mok

Email: waikam.mok@rmit.edu.au

Phone: 03 9925 4987

Nominal Hours: 40

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 competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise’ licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). To successfully construct low rise buildings requires a thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

Element:

1. Access and interpret relevant code and standard requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Relevant performance requirements from the BCA that apply to individual projects (described as low rise) are identified.
1.2. Requirements of relevant BCA deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) provisions are determined.
1.3. Requirements of relevant Australian standards referenced in the BCA are accessed and interpreted accordingly.

Element:

2. Classify buildings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Nature of a building is determined according to its use and arrangement.
2.2. BCA criteria to determine the defined classification are applied.
2.3. BCA requirements for multiple classification are identified and interpreted.

Element:

3. Analyse and apply a range of solutions to a construction problem for compliance with the BCA.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Range of criteria that will ensure that construction methods comply with BCA performance requirements is determined.
3.2. Alternative solutions to a design or construction problem that will comply with BCA requirements are discussed and proposed in accordance with company policies and procedures.
3.3. Performance-based solutions are identified and documented in accordance with BCA requirements.
3.4. Assessment methods referenced in the BCA to determine whether a building solution complies with performance requirements or DTS provision of the BCA are analysed and applied.
3.5. Relevant documentation is identified and completed in accordance with BCA requirements.

Element:

4. Apply fire protection requirements.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Passive and active fire control elements for low rise building required by the BCA and other legislation are identified and applied.
4.2. Level of fire resistance required for the construction of various low rise buildings is determined.
4.3. Check of existing buildings for compliance with passive and active fire protection requirements is carried out in accordance with BCA requirements


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.


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

Lesson 01 • Introduction and Overview
Lesson 02 • Hierarchy Of Legislation under the Building framework
Lesson 03 • Details of Regulations
Lesson 04 • Overview of Australian Standards
Lesson 05 • BCA Performance Requirements
Lesson 06 • BCA Performance Requirements
Lesson 07 • Presentations
Lesson 08 • Catch up/ Follow up week
Lesson 09 • Fire Safety Part 3.7
Lesson 10 • Continue Fire Safety Part 3.7 in detail
Lesson 11 • Bushfire requirements - BAL
Lesson 12 • Bushfire Requirements -BAL
Lesson 13 • General Footings and Slab Requirements AS2870
Lesson 14 • General Timber Framing – AS 1684 /Quality and Tolerance within building Industry
Lesson 15 • Written in class Assessment – 40% of Total Grade
Lesson 16 • Journal Activities Due
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

National Construction Code Series- Volume 02 - Building Code of Australia - Class 1 and Class 10 Buildings.

Australian Standards.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical 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

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Weight

Assessment 1

Building Class: Project Base Assignment

30%

Assessment 2

Journal Activities Portfolio

30%

Assessment 3

In Class Written Assessment Test

40%

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

3.4

X

X

X

3.5

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

Assessment Outline
1. Building Class- Project Base Assignment – 30%
• Students are to produce a project base photographic assessment recognizing the building classes of 1 and 10 including all of the sub classes.Students are required to submit this in as per the assessment date and times placed on Blackboard
2. Journal Activities Portfolio – 30%
• Students are to complete a Journal Portfolio, containing all in class activities done in class for the duration of the course and are meant to submit this in as per the assessment date and times placed on Blackboard
3. In Class Written Assessment – 40%
• Students will be given a revision before the assessment date and will be notified as per the assessment time and date placed on the Blackboard.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment 01 - Building Class Assignment

P1.1, P1.2, P2.1, P2.2, P2.3, P3.1, P3.3, P3.5

Assessment 02 - Journal of Portfolio

P1.2, P1.3, P2.1, P3.1, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4, P3.5, P4.1, P4.2, P4.3

Assessment 03 - Written Assessment

P1.3, P3.2, P3.3, P4.1, P4.2

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.

Grading available are:
Grade level Competency Level
CHD Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.
CDI Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution.
CC Competent with Credit -The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence.
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC Not Yet Competent
-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.
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Assessment Submission:

Turnitin
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e-Submission

The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• Blackboard
• PebblePad
• WebLearn
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)
The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.
Good practice

• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc
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 lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
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