Course Title: Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUIL5993C

Course Title: Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings

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 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mario Hrkac 9925 4635

Nominal Hours: 300

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

CPCCBC5001B - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the building of medium rise buildings. The design and construction of medium rise buildings require the input of a range of skilled professionals, including architects and engineers. The building and construction professional plays a significant role within this project team and requires the ability to communicate effectively with building design professionals, and develop sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings

Element:

1. Apply structural principles to planning the erection or demolition of a structure.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Main structural principles that apply to the erection of medium rise buildings are identified.
1.2. Performance characteristics of the structural elements, including materials identified in the building's plan, are identified, analysed and applied to the planning of the construction work.
1.3. Demolition of existing structures is undertaken in accordance with legislative and planning requirements and safe work practices.

Element:

2. Coordinate and manage site and job set-up assessment.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Processes are put in place to analyse the stability of soils and capacity of the site to support the construction loads.
2.2. Structural requirements for retaining walls are identified in conjunction with related industry professionals and applied to the planning process.
2.3. Structural function and requirements for temporary structural elements are analysed and applied to the planning process.

Element:

3. Coordinate and manage construction of footing systems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Set-out of building is checked for compliance with documented building plans.
3.2. Structural performance of footings specified in the building plan is assessed for compliance with relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles.
3.3. Footings specified in the building plan are laid and checked for compliance with relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles.
3.4. Damp coursing and provision of termite barriers and other relevant techniques are planned, implemented and checked in accordance with codes, standards and industry practice.

Element:

4. Coordinate and manage structural elements of the construction process.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Technical construction principles and performance characteristics of the construction materials are identified and analysed in the planning of project.
4.2. Building plans and relevant standards and codes are identified and implemented to ensure appropriate allowances have been made for plumbing, electrical conduits and other services to be installed.
4.3. Processes for the construction of structural elements are identified and confirmed as compliant with relevant Australian standards and codes and manufacturer specifications, with reference to specialists as required, and then implemented.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

Activity 1: Scaffold.

Activity 2: Site Visit.

Activity 3:Precast concrete panel erection.

Activity 4: Site Visit.

Activity 5: Portal frame erection.

Activity 6: Formwork.

Activity 7: Site visits.

Activity 8: Formwork and reinforcing.


Teaching Schedule

  

Lesson 1:Introduction to ASP (medium) Course outline, assessment overview. Expectation, Text to read,
Tutorial: Blackboard overview. Introduction to prescribed drawings.

Lesson 2 to 4:Site establishment methods, processes,
Introduction to building including reading drawings,
Structural theory, building math’s and Australian standards.
Demolition PPT. Methods of demolition. Make improvement
Screw Piles, bored piers, Plan reading symbols,
Set-out of Building
Excavation methods and plant. PPT
Excavation methods and plant. Removal of spoil, Maths Volumes
& shapes, Structures DVD. Set-out methods.

Lesson 5 to 10 Geotechnical soil investigation and the relationship between
Soil types and footing systems. Retaining walls, Bulb of pressure, & the relationship of Angle of repose.
Slab preparation, reinforcement, starter bars, post-tension
Formwork column, Ezy tube, form tube, reinforcement, starter bars.
Concrete construction including footing systems, Concrete transporting, placement & testing
Practical activity Formwork, Insitu columns, walls. Formwork & faulswork.
Site Visit Formwork & reinforcement, post tention.
Precast and tilt panels. Cast in Ferrell’s,
Structural principles and applications in building. Shop drawings,
properties of various materials,
Precast and tilt panels. Cast in Ferrell’s,
Structural principles and applications in building. Shop drawings,
Properties of various materials,
Simulated Precast factory erection.
Properties of various building materials, Concrete, Bricks,
Block work & mortar, ties, Damp course & Termite barriers. Articulation joints, Fire rating, door jambs, core fill.

Lessons 11 to 17: Construction joints in concrete.
Properties of various building materials, Metal, Structural steel
Structural steel, Portal frame, design principles, structural members undergoing strain, stress, compression, bending, and combinations.
Portal Frame on site operation.
Site Visit
Properties of building materials, Structural steel cont.
Apply drawing sketches. Portal frame.
Plant, Crane on site operation. Alimak, EWP.
Properties of building materials, Structural steel cont.
Structural steel including steel columns, beams.
Purlins, girts & bracing.
Report journal, & Interviews

Lessons 18 to 26: Roof cladding, Gutters, water flow Sky lights roof windows’
Rain fall requirements and types.
Roof cladding, Flashings
Commercial glazing systems including glass types, aluminum window and curtain wall systems.
Simulated glazing system. External claddings, Masonry, Stone, Metals, Alucabond, cement
Sheeting façade paneling, Fixing methods.

Site Visit

Waterproofing External area, Damp Course and provision of termite barriers.
Waterproofing, internal wet areas, internal planter boxes roof tops balcony’s finishes and introduction to services.
Waterproofing internal wet areas. Floor and wall tiling. Waterproof testing.
Commercial introduction to services.
Site Visit looking at services, combine with services teacher.
Lifts, Elevators & escalators.
Commercial external finishes,
Interpretation of plans, Elevation, sections, detail and shop drawings.

Lessons 27 to 34: Commercial, internal finishes, Joinery & shop fitting.
Prepare shop drawing form plans.
Commercial, internal finishes, Doors, fire doors and Jambs.
Prepare door schedule form plans.
Commercial, internal finishes, Carpentry & stairs.
Site Visit
Commercial, internal finishes, suspended ceilings,
Reflected ceiling plan, Lighting layout. Services accommodation.
Assemble suspended ceiling
Commercial internal finishes, office partitions. Plasterboard.
Assemble Office partition.
Commercial internal finishes, Carpets’ vinyl and floating floors.
Prepare floor finishes schedule form plans.
Painting & decorating


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Building construction handbook 8th Edition ISBN: 978-1-85617-805-1 Australian Standards students to be advised in class.
 


References

Building construction handbook 8th Edition ISBN: 978-1-85617-805-1 Australian Standards students to be advised in class.


Other Resources

Blackboard


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 competency.

Assessment

Weight %

Task 1

Demolition, Excavation and Basement retention system

10

Task 2

Formwork False work – Prac.

10

Task 3

Concrete construction - reinforcement, post tensioning activity

10

Task 4

Learning outcome Test 1 - First semester’s work

20

Task 5

Pre-cast/ tilt panel activity

10

Task 6

Portal frame construction activity

10

Task 7

Photographic Assignment - Interpretation and journal of major topics

10

Task 8

Learning outcome Test 2 - First and second semester’s work.

20

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Assessment 4

Assessment 5

Assessment 6

Assessment 7

Assessment 8

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1.2

 

 

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1.3

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2.1

 

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2.2

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2.3

 

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3.1

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3.2

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3.3

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4.1

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4.2

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4.3

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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

Ass’t 1: Demolition, Excavation and Basement retention system – Calculate volume of soil to be removed, nominate equipment to be used, time frame, angle of repose. Details and basic drawings of retention system. Footing systems – e.g. screw piles.
Ass’t 2: Portfolio activity – Prac.
Ass’t 3: Portfolio activity – Formwork and concrete construction - reinforcement, post tensioning, includes site visit.
Ass’t 4: Learning outcome Test 1 - First semester’s work  
Ass’t 5: Portfolio activity – Pre-cast/ tilt panel and portal frame construction 
Ass’t 6: Portfolio activity – Prac. and site visit
Ass’t 7: Photographic Assignment - Interpretation of drawings, elevations, sections, shop drawings.
Ass’t 8: Learning outcome Test 2 - First and second semester’s work.


Assessment Matrix

 

 

Assessment vs  BUIL 5993C Elements & Performance Criteria

 

BUIL 5993C Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments

1.1

1.2

1.3

2.1

2.2

2.3

 3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

4.1

4.2

4.3

         

Assignments

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Practical activity (Portfolio)

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Tests

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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.

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.
 

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Assessment Submission:

Turnitin
Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Blackboard include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. Students are to use Turnitin. to verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensures original work by students is checked at submission of the assessment.
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.
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.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
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Special consideration:

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Plagiarism:

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