Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUIL5997C

Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction 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

Course Coordinator:

Cathy Kite

Nominal Hours: 140

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 identify drawings, specifications and requirements for services in a range of medium rise and wide span commercial projects. It requires an ability to identify and evaluate differing methods and services in accordance with building regulations and standards.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

Element:

1. Evaluate commonly used methods of water storage supply and layouts.

Element:

1. Evaluate commonly used methods of water storage supply and layouts.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Water supply, connection and layout are sketched for a residence connected to a town supply or a tank storage supply in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.
1.2. Use of pumps to maintain water levels in storage tanks is documented for single and two-stage pumping.
1.3. Limitations of water storage tanks connected for multi-function and single function services are identified and addressed.

Element:

2. Evaluate methods of sewerage and drainage disposal and their layouts.

Element:

2. Evaluate methods of sewerage and drainage disposal and their layouts.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Sewerage connection and layout are sketched in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.
2.2. Different stack types are assessed with reference to number of fixtures and building type.
2.3. Fixture units are identified.
2.4. Methods used to connect main drains to local authority sewers are assessed against relevant building standards.
2.5. Disposal of sewerage from fixtures situated below the level of the local authority sewer is assessed in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.
2.6. Collection, treatment and disposal of prohibited discharges are monitored for non-domestic buildings.

Element:

3. Assess commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation and air distribution and their layout.

Element:

3. Assess commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation and air distribution and their layout.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Methods of mechanical ventilation and air distribution are identified and sketched.
3.2. Mechanical ventilation and air distribution system design layout is appropriate to the building design and complementary to other services.

Element:

4. Evaluate the range of hot water systems.

Element:

4. Evaluate the range of hot water systems.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Operating principles of various types of hot water systems are evaluated.
4.2. Suitable hot water system is selected according to accepted and agreed requirements and specifications.

Element:

5. Evaluate effective natural lighting for a range of situations.

Element:

5. Evaluate effective natural lighting for a range of situations.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Methods of roof construction used for daylight transmission are identified and outlined in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.
5.2. Methods used in artificial lighting are compared for various service situations in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.

Element:

6. Ensure fire protection standards are met.

Element:

6. Ensure fire protection standards are met.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Authorities involved in plan perusal and site inspection for the various building classifications are identified.
6.2. Requirements for sprinkler systems and fire hoses for the various building classifications are identified according to legal and regulatory standards.
6.3. Fire detector and alarm systems and the application of fire doors are addressed according to legal and regulatory standards.
6.4. Extinguishing agents and their applications are identified.

Element:

7. Outline the requirements for general electrical and electronic service installation.

Element:

7. Outline the requirements for general electrical and electronic service installation.

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Electrical supply authorities and procedures for connection to site are identified and complied with.
7.2. Electrical design and provision for services are implemented in accordance with regulations and Australian standards.
7.3. Electronic cabling, type of service, categories of cabling, layout of equipment, safe guards, access for maintenance, repair and extensions are identified and outlined in accordance with regulations and Australian standards.


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

Teaching Schedule
36 sessions shall be delivered.
Semester 1 and 2


Lesson 1: Introduction and overview of the course


Lesson  2  - 5: Water supply

Lesson  6 - 9: HWS

Lesson 10 - 15: Electrical

Lesson 16 - 18: Electronic cabling

Lesson  19 - 22: Sewerage

Lesson 23 - 27: Fire and Emergency Assessment

Lesson 28 - 32: Mechanical Ventilation and air distribution

Lesson  33 - 36: Natural Lighting


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

NIL


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

Written Assessment

35

Assessment 2

Written Assessment

15

Assessment 3

Written Assessment

25

Assessment 4

Closed Book Test

25

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

 

Elements/Performance Criteria

 Assessment 1 Assessment 2Assessment 3 Assessment 4
 1.1 x   x
 1.2 x   x
 1.3 x   x
 2.1 x   x
 2.3 x   x
 2.4 x   x
 2.5 x   x
 2.6 x   x
 3.1   x x
 3.2   x x
 4.1 x   x
 4.2 x   x
 5.1   x x
 5.2   x x
 6.1   x x
 6.2   x x
6.3   x x
6.4   x x
7.1 x  x
7.2 x  x
7.3 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

Journal
A Journal is a student’s own notes and reflections that demonstrate their understanding of the materials delivered in the course. Students will be required add to the journal with their own observations as part of the assessment requirement
On Site practicals and oral Questioning
On site delivery may be on the company premises or on a job site location where a practicum may involve a walkthrough of a job site with lecture, questions and journal entries.
Students will be asked a series of Questions and complete small practical activities as part of the assessment.
Assessment Tasks
There are 4 project based assessments incorporated into a Portfolio which 100 % of the total requirements to complete this Course.
The assessment Portfolio includes 3 submission dates during the year and then the final date for Submission and completion of all work at the end of the year.
The project based assessments will focus on different elements of the learning activities and address the students ability to both problem solve and provide meaningful solutions.

Assessment 1 - Plumbing Water and HWS - 25% of the course marks
Plumbing Distribution drawing.
Water Specification.
Water distribution and fixtures.
Photographic journal (water) by the student to demonstrate the understanding of the service referenced to BCA or Australian Standard.
An explanation in assignment format of the operating principles of various types of hot water systems. Photographic journal (HWS) by the student to demonstrate the understanding of the service referenced to BCA or Australian Standard.
Assessment 2 – Electrical and Electronic Cabling - 25% of the course marks
Create an electrical drawing.
Prepare an Electrical Specification.
Explain wiring, meters and power distribution.
Photographic journal (electrical) by the student to demonstrate the understanding of the service referenced to BCA or Australian Standard.
In assignment format prepare and explain the categories of electronic cabling in accordance with regulations and Australian Standards.
Assessment 3 - Sewer, Fire and Emergency Assessment – 25% of the course marks
Drawing of main drains connections. An explanation in assignment format of stack types, fixtures, fixture units, sewerage disposal and prohibited discharges.
Design a Sewer Specification.
Photographic journal (sewerage) by the student to demonstrate the understanding of the service referenced to BCA or Australian Standard.
An explanation in assignment format of Fire Extinguishers, Hydrant systems, hose reels, sprinkler systems and fire hoses.
Photographic journal (fire services) by the student to demonstrate the understanding of the service referenced to BCA or Australian Standard.
The use and application of Fire detectors and alarm systems, and fire doors are according to the legal and regulatory standards.
In assignment format provide an explanation and photographic journal showing exits, smoke detection, smoke exhaust and emergency lift procedures

Assessment 4 - Mechanical ventilation and air distribution, Natural lighting - 25% of the course marks
A drawing or an explanation referenced to a photographic journal for mechanical ventilation and air distribution.
In assignment format explain methods of mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and air distribution generally and in enclosed car parks.
In assignment format prepare and explain the natural lighting.


Assessment Matrix

• Knowledge Bank Submission No. 1 via active lab classroom session - students must complete and be deemed Competent in order to proceed with their submitted work.
• Assessment One : Element 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 4.1, 4.2 25% of course mark
• Knowledge Bank submission No. 2 via active lab classroom sessions which students must complete and be deemed Competent in order to proceed with their submitted work

Assessment Two: Element 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 25% of course mark
• Knowledge Bank submission No. 3 via active lab classroom sessions which students must complete and be deemed Competent in order to proceed with their submitted work

Assessment Three: Element 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 25% of course mark

Knowledge Bank submission No. 4 via active lab classroom sessions which students must complete and be deemed Competent in order to proceed with their submitted work

Assessment Four : Element 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2 25% of course mark

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.

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.

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.
Refer to RMIT University Policies and Procedures, verify for most recent version.

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

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
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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