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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

Cathryn Kite

cathryn.kite@rmit.edu.au

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

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Semester 1
Lessons 1 to 2:  Overview of all Services, Dial Before You Dig exercise

Lessons 3, 4, 5:  Water services to medium rise buildings; layout; fixtures and fittings; Australian Standards and National Construction Code; Specifications; hydraulic services drawings; Authorities and service providers; potable and non-potable water; faults and problems

Lessons 6, 7, 8, 9: Hot Water Services to medium rise buildings; layout, fixtures and fittings; Australian Standards and National Construction Code;  hydraulic services drawings; Authorities; installation of HWS suitable for various situations; faults and problems

Lessons 10, 11, 12, 13, 14:  Electrical services in medium rise buildings; layout, fixtures and fittings; Australian Standards and National Construction Code; electrical services drawings; Specifications; Authorities and service providers; switchboards; faults and problems

Lessons 15, 16, 17:  Electronic services in medium rise buildings;  layout, fixtures and fittings; Australian Standards and National Construction Code; electronic services drawings; Authorities and service providers; installation of relevant electronic services for project building; faults and problems

Lesson 18: Tutorial and finalise lessons 1-17.
 

Semester 2
Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:   Sewerage Services to medium rise buildings; layout; fixtures and fittings; Australian Standards and National Construction Code; Specification; hydraulic services drawings; Authorities and service providers; sewerage and stormwater requirements; sewerage stacks; fixture unit ratings; faults and problems 

Lessons  6, 7, 8, 9:   Fire Services to medium rise buildings, layout, fixtures and fittings, Australian Standards and National Construction Code; Authorities and service providers; legal and regulatory standards; fire doors; fire extinguishers; sprinklers; fire detector and alarm systems; faults and problems  

Lessons 10, 11, 12, 13:  Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services to medium rise buildings; layout; Australian Standards and National Construction Code; mechanical services drawings; service providers; faults and problems

Lessons 14, 15, 16:  Daylight and Artificial Lighting Services to medium rise buildings; Australian Standards and National Construction Code; faults and problems

Lessons 17, 18:  Tutorial and finalise course.  
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

References
Australian Standards - students to be advised in class. 

All of the above resources are available from library at http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp

National construction Code 

Blackboard online resources
 


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

Portfolio

0

Assessment 2

Written Assessment

40

Assessment 3

Written Assessment

30

Assessment 4

Written Assessment.

30

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix  

 

Elements/Performance Criteria

 Assessment 1 Assessment 2Assessment 3 Assessment 4
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 1.3 xx  
 2.1 x  
 2.3 xx  
 2.4 xx  
 2.5 x  
 2.6 x  
 3.1 x  
 3.2 x  x
 4.1 xx  
 4.2 xx  
 5.1 x x 
 5.2 x x 
 6.1 x  
 6.2 x  
6.3 x  
6.4 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


In order to be given a competent grade or higher in this course, students must pass ALL assessment tasks regardless of results for individual assessment tasks.
 

Assessment Tasks
There is one formative assessment at the commencement of the course representing 5% of the Course and four project based assessment portfolios which represent 95% of the total requirements to complete this Course.
The Assessment Portfolio includes three submission dates during the first Semester and then two submissions dates and completion of all work at the end of the second Semester.
The project based assessments will focus on different elements of the learning activities and address the students ability to both problems solve and provide meaningful solutions.

Assessment 1 - Formative assessment - 5% of the course marks - to be undertaken within the first two lessons of the course

Assessment 2 - Plumbing Water and Hot Water Services - 25% of the course marks
Documentation of the services via plan identification – in class assessment
Photographic journal based on BCA or Australian Standard references – in class assessment
Service systems - Faults and problems – in class assessment
Service specifications – in class assessment
Service providers, Authorities and standards – in class assessment
Knowledge Bank Quiz – in class assessment
Report - Plumbing water and hot water services for building
Associated Service Drawings
 

Assessment 3 – Electrical and Electronic Cabling Services - 25% of the course marks
Documentation of the services via plan identification – in class assessment
Photographic journal based on BCA or Australian Standard references – in class assessment
Service Systems - Faults and problems – in class assessment
Service specifications – in class assessment
Service providers – in class assessment
Presentation of the electrical and electronic cabling services based on your work experience or site visit – in class assessment
Report - Electrical and electronic cabling services for medium rise building
Associated Service Drawings


Assessment 4 – Sewerage and Fire Services - 25% of the course marks
Documentation of the services via plan identification – in class assessment
Photographic journal based on BCA or Australian Standard references – in class assessment
Faults and problems – in class assessment
Service specifications – in class assessment
Service providers – in class assessment
Presentation of either the sewerage services or fire services based on your work experience or site visit – in class assessment
Report – Sewerage and fire services for medium rise buildings
Associated Service Drawings


Assessment 5 - Mechanical ventilation and air distribution, and Daylight transmission - 20% of the course marks

Documentation of the services via plan identification – in class assessment
Photographic journal based on BCA or Australian Standard references – in class assessment
Faults and problems – in class assessment
Presentation of the mechanical ventilation and air distribution and daylight transmission services based on your work experience or site visits – in class assessment
Report -Mechanical ventilation and air distribution, and daylight transmission for building
Associated Service Drawings


 


Assessment Matrix

BUIL 5997C Performance Criteria

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Assess 1

x  x  x        x   x  
Assess 2xxx        xx         

Assess 3

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Assess 4   xxxxxx      xxxx   
Assess 5         xx  xx       

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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