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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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

Course Coordinator:

Mario Hrkac 99254635

mario.hrkac@rmit.edu.au

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

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via blackboard
• 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

Week 1
Introduction to ASP(MED)
Intro to course including, Course outline, expectations, materials, journals and text to read, Assessment overview tasks. Student teacher introductions.
Week 2
Drawings, site establishment and demolition introduction.
Week 3
Demolition methods Structural principles and demolition applications.
Week 4
Excavation methods and construction plant & equipment including shoring.
Week 5
Theory of geotechnical soil investigation and the relationship between soil types & footing systems. Retaining walls, shoring, Bulb of pressure. Retention systems.
Week 6
Concrete construction.
Formwork and falsework
Temporary structural elements, bracing, close sheeting formwork, collar sets, form ties.
Week 7
Concrete construction
Steel reinforcing
Suspended slab preparation &, strip footings reinforcement, starter bars.
Main categories of reinforcing (bar and mesh).
Week 8
Concrete construction
Reinforcing - Post tensioning method.
Week 9
Concrete construction.
Placement method. Construction joints in Concrete. Specify type of mix (strength, aggregate, slump).
Week10
Cranes & other lifting equipment.
Week 11
Precast & tilt up panels shop drawings, cast in ferrules. Push pull prop operation.
Precast & tilt up panels on site operation.
Week 12
Properties of various building materials, metal, Structural steel, concrete, timber.
Strength, density, elasticity, plasticity.
Week 13
Structural  theory. Effective load widths determination. Load paths. Types of load.
Week 14
Structural theory. Beam theory, basic design, tension compression, neutral axis
Calculations on beam stiffness.
Week 15
Review semester’s work.
Week 16-18
Final assessments for semester.


Week 19
Blockwork construction
Properties of various building materials,
blockwork, bricks.
Blockwork theory.
Week 20
Structural steel
Various structural steel members.
Technical manual –steel sections, product guide.
Week 21
Portal Frame.
Structural steel, portal frame, design principles, structural members undergoing strain, stress, compression, bending and combinations.
Week 22
Portal Frame
Connection details including welds, bolts, chemical and mechanical anchors.
Week 23
Portal frame loads.
Combining loads incl. wind load for simple portal frame.
Suction and uplift, overturning moment resistance.
Simple bolt calculations.
Week 24
Roofing.
Roof cladding, gutters, storm water, water flow. On site operations.
Roof flashings, apron flashing, wall flashings, types and detail
Rain fall requirements and types
Week 25
Roofing & civil works.
Relate civil engineering drawings to roof area –flow.
Understanding of pipe sizes and invert levels.
Minimum grades and basic calculations thereof related to I.L.s.
Calculation of pipe I.L. and catchment. Co-efficient of run off.
Week 26
External cladding.Glass & glazing
Week 27
Waterproofing – applications and methods/ types of applying.
Floor & wall tiling. On site operations.
Floor and wall tiling, tiles, glues, grouts, tile protection. Patterns and set out.
Week 28
Services.
Water, sewer, storm water, power, lighting, emergency lighting, Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, communications, Data, Public Address. Fire services.
Week 29
Lifts, elevators & escalators.
Construction requirements for support of loads and connection of equipment to structure.
Week 30
Claddings incl wall, roofing and alucabond
Week 31
Internal finishes, Joinery & shop fitting.
Commercial, internal finishes, suspended ceilings.
Week 32
Doors, fire doors and Jambs.
Carpentry stairs. Internal partitions and plasterboard.
Week 33
Review of course material
Week 34-36
Final assessments for semester.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Blackboard shell -Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings.

Library link.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library


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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X

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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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3.4

 

 

 

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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

 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 and portal frame construction activity                                     10
Task 6 Portfolio activity – Prac. and site visit                                                                   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

 


Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Assessment 4Assessment 5Assessment 6Assessment 7Assessment 8
1.1X XXXXXX
1.2  XXXXXX
1.3X  X    
2.1 X X   X
2.2X   XX X
2.3 X X  XX
3.1XX  XX X
3.2XX XXX X
3.3XX XXX X
3.4   X   X
4.1XXXXXXXX
4.2XX X  X 
4.3XXXX   X

 

 

 

 

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 long-term 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:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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