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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: BUIL5988C

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

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

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

Renato Liucci

Renato.liucci@rmit.edu.au

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 To C&S.
Lesson 02 • Hierarchy of Regulatory Documentation & BCA Structure.
Lesson 03 • Introduction to Australian Standards.
Lesson 04 • Presentations Week.
Lesson 05 • Site Preparation - Part 3.1 BCA.
Lesson 06 • Footing and Slabs - Part 3.2 BCA - AS2870.
Lesson 07 • Framing - Part 3.4 BCA - AS1684.
Lesson 08 • Span tables.
Lesson 09 • Roof & Wall Cladding - Part 3.5 BCA.
Lesson 10 • Glazing - Part 3.6 BCA.
Lesson 11 • Fire Safety - Part 3.7.
Lesson 12 • Fire Safety - Part 3.7 BCA Bushfire - BAL - AS 3959.
Lesson 13 •Health and Amenity - Part 3.8 BCA.
Lesson 14 • Safe Movement and Access.
Lesson 15 • Revision Week Catch Up.
Lesson 16 • In Class Assessment – Online Test.


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: 2870, 1684, 3959


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%. Due WEEK 6.
• 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%. Due WEEK 15.
• 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%. To be held WEEK 16.
• 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

 

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1XXX
1.2XXX
1.3XXX
2.1XXX
2.2XXX
2.3XXX
3.1XXX
3.2XXX
3.3XXX
3.4XXX
3.5XXX
4.1XXX
4.2XXX
4.3XXX

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.

Graded Assessment
You will need to obtain Satisfactory (S) in all assessment tasks before grading can occur.
Marks from assessments will count towards a final grade only if the individual assessment result is satisfactory (S)

 

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.


 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.


Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.


Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long­term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.


Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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.


Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.


Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.


Email Communication:

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