Course Title: Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BUIL5994C

Course Title: Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

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

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 apply sound principles of thermal efficiency as part of the implementation of sustainable building and construction processes. The range of legislative and council planning requirements are addressed in this unit, in addition to the need to respond to growing consumer demand for sustainable buildings and environmentally friendly developments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4020A Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

Element:

1. Apply legislative and planning requirements for thermal efficiency to the building process.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Current relevant state, territory and council requirements for building thermally efficient structures are identified.
1.2 Factors that contribute to the construction of a five-star rated dwelling identified within the Building Code of Australia (BCA) are identified and the impact of regional climate differences is assessed.
1.3 Client needs and expectations for the design and construction of thermally efficient structures are identified and negotiated.
1.4 Expert design and other advice is gathered as part of the planning and construction process.
1.5 Relevant Australian standards are consulted to identify the implications for the conduct of the building project.

Element:

2. Review design solutions for effectiveness and compliance.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Impact of radiation, convection, conduction and evaporation on the thermal comfort of residents is identified.
2.2 Orientation of the building, location and size of glazing, and use of thermal mass as design features are evaluated for effectiveness and compliance with planning and other regulatory requirements.
2.3 Effective strategy for insulating the structure is evaluated, costed and communicated to the client.
2.4 Building designs are assessed for their compliance with the energy efficiency requirements of the BCA's five-star rating system.
2.5 Designers and clients are consulted to ensure final construction plans are effective, efficient and compliant.

Element:

3. Manage the building process to ensure an effective outcome.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Effective communications are established between designers, architects and clients to ensure effective thermal performance is embedded from the design to construction phase.
3.2 Effective quality assurance processes are confirmed as in place to evaluate and implement the building of a five-star dwelling.
3.3 Cost effective strategies to achieve desired level of thermal performance are assessed and communicated to client.
3.4 Life cycle costs of various construction approaches are assessed and negotiated with the client.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

This course is conducted in a cluster with CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction. A person studying in this course should refer to the Course Guide for Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction for teaching schedule and learning activity information.


Teaching Schedule

This course is conducted in a cluster with CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction. A person studying in this course should refer to the Course Guide for Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction for teaching schedule information.

Semester Content  please refer to teaching and learning schedule for CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Your home technical manual (online)


Other Resources

Vast majority resources delivered to students on line through 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 competent.

 

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Passive Solar Design

35

Assessment 2

Material Use

35

Assessment 3

Online Test

30

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

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

 

X

1.5

 

X

X

2.1

X

 

X

2.2

X

 

 

2.3

 

X

 

2.4

 

X

 

2.5

 

X

 

3.1

 

 

X

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

 

X

 

3.4

 

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

This course is conducted in a cluster with CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction. A person studying in this course should refer to the Course Guide for Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction for assessment task information.

Assessments used in this cluster of courses are designed for the student to demonstrate competence in the elements of this course.

Under special circumstances extension to assessment may be granted. Students are to follow RMIT Special Consideration Policy found in RMIT Policies and procedures link http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=3g3whh1vttr0z;STATUS=A;SECTION=19;PAGE_AUTHOR=Chancellery


Assessment Matrix

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.

All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CP (Competent with Pass) to pass this course. In any assessment 50% equates to being Competent with Pass.
Higher gradings are available. The final grade for the course is calculated taking into account the weighting given to the separate assessments.
Gradings available are:
CAG - 50 to 59 - Competent with Pass, CC - 60 to 69 - Competent with Credit, CDI - 70 to 79 - Competent with distinction, CHD - 80 to 100 - Competent with High Distinction. NYC - 0 to 49 - Not Yet Competent DNS - Did not Submit

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 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 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 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.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm 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: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

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

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