Course Title: Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6211C

Course Title: Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

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

Chris Ryan chris.ryan@rmit.edu.au


Nominal Hours: 160

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Main structural principles that apply to the erection
or demolition of a residential low rise structure are
identified.
1.2.Structural performance of a structure is described in
terms of the effect of section properties on various
materials.
1.3.Structural performance characteristics of slabs,
floors, beams, columns and retaining walls are
explained and applied to the planning of the
construction work.
1.4.Demolition of existing structures is coordinated in
accordance with legislative and planning
requirements, environmental standards, and safe
work practices.

Element:

2. Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of Class1 and Class 10 buildings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Relevant industry professionals are consulted as
required to provide advice regarding the design
process and the structural integrity of the proposed
Class 1 or Class 10 building.
2.2.Project documentation is collected and analysed to
assist in the analysis of plans and specifications.
2.3.Project documentation is analysed for compliance
with BCA requirements for bushfire, high wind,
earthquake and alpine environments.
2.4.New and emerging building technologies are
assessed for application to the construction process
and their compliance with BCA requirements and
Australian standards.
2.5.Pre-commencement site inspection is conducted to
confirm analysis.

Element:

3. Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of footings.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Footings are set out in accordance with building's
plan.
3.2.Structural integrity of the footings specified in
building's plan is assessed for compliance with
relevant codes and accepted industry construction
principles.
3.3.Footings specified in building's plan are laid and
checked for compliance with project documentation.
3.4.Damp coursing, provision of termite barriers, and
other relevant techniques are planned, implemented
and checked in accordance with codes, standards and
industry practice.

Element:

4. Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of floor system.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Concrete slab or bearers and joists specified in
building's plan are assessed for structural integrity
and compliance with relevant codes and accepted
industry construction principles.
4.2.Laying of floor system specified in building's plan is
supervised and checked for compliance with project
documentation.

Element:

5. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of structural and non-structural wall systems.

Performance Criteria:

5.1.Technical construction principles and performance
of materials used in the construction are identified
and analysed in the planning of the building and
construction project.
5.2.Application of bracing requirements, tie-downs,
tolerances, allowances, and fixing and installation of
components are planned, implemented and checked
for compliance with relevant Australian standards,
codes and manufacturer specifications.
5.3.Structural timber members are selected for low rise
buildings to conform to AS1684 requirements.
5.4.Processes are put in place and managed to ensure
quality of the frame, whether factory pre-cut and prenailed,
factory pre-cut and assembled on site, or cut
and assembled on site.
5.5.Vapour permeable sarking or a waterproof
membrane, relevant to construction method, is
attached and checked.

Element:

6. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of roof system.

Performance Criteria:

6.1.Structural integrity of roof system components
specified in building’s plan is assessed for
compliance with relevant codes and accepted
industry construction principles.
6.2.Erection of roof trusses is planned, implemented and
checked in accordance with requirements of building
plan, type of roof being constructed, relevant codes
and accepted industry construction principles.
6.3.Processes are put in place and managed to ensure
quality of the manufactured roof trusses or hand-cut
roof system.
6.4.Roof sarking and cladding are planned and
installation is supervised and checked for compliance
with codes, standards and industry practice.

Element:

7. Plan, coordinate and manage the external wall cladding of structure.

Performance Criteria:

7.1.Structural performance of cladding to be used for
bracing in the frame construction is assessed for
compliance with relevant codes, manufacturer
specifications and accepted industry construction
principles.
7.2.Installation of the cladding, as specified in building's
plan, is supervised and checked for compliance with
standards and accepted industry construction
principles.
7.3.Installation of windows and external doors is
supervised to ensure compliance with relevant codes,
manufacturer specifications and accepted industry
construction principles.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Please refer to teaching schedule.


Teaching Schedule

lessons 1 - 8
Induction and introduction to loads and forces
Material properties weight and pressure
Structural members
Concrete and footing systems
Floor systems
Wall systems
lessons 9 - 18
Roof systems
External doors and windows
External wall cladding
Demolition
Industry professionals/ Documentation
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Building Code of Australia 2013 volumes 1 & 2

Australian Standard 2870 Residential slabs and footings.

Australian Standard 1684 Residential timber framed construction

Austraian Standard 4440 Roof trusses

Australian Standard 3700 Brickwork


Overview of Assessment

 

This unit of competency could be assessed by the effective application of structural principles and concepts in accordance with the range of variables and application to only one sector of the building and construction industry.

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

Forces, loads, Industry professionals

S / NYS

Assessment 2

Residential slabs and footings

20

Assessment 3

Residential framing / bracing

20

Assessment 4

Residential Roof & Wall Cladding, Flashings. Window installation

20

Assessment 5

Written assessment

40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment Task

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

1.1

X

X

X

 

X

1.2

X

X

X

 

X

1.3

X

X

 

 

X

1.4

 

 

 

 

X

2.1

X

 

 

 

X

2.2

X

 

 

 

X

2.3

X

 

 

 

X

2.4

X

 

 

 

X

2.5

X

 

 

 

X

3.1

 

X

 

 

X

3.2

 

X

 

 

X

3.3

 

X

 

 

X

3.4

 

X

 

 

X

4.1

 

X

 

 

X

4.2

 

X

X

 

X

5.1

 

 

X

 

X

5.2

 

 

X

 

X

5.3

 

 

X

 

X

5.4

 

 

X

 

X

5.5

 

 

X

 

X

6.1

 

 

X

X

X

6.2

 

 

X

X

X

6.3

 

 

X

X

X

6.4

 

 

X

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

Assessment task 1: (20% of overall mark)
Case study examining the main structural principles that apply to the erection or demolition of a residential low rise structure

Assessment task 2: (60% of overall mark)
Plan coordinate and manage the construction of a class 1 or class 10 building incorporating a variety of methods including written reports, SWMS’s, practical tasks and activities .

Assessment task3: (20% of overall mark)
Class presentation.
• Building Code of Australia requirements for building class 1 & class 10.
• Industry Professionals.
• Project documentation

Case study:
Demolition plan

Students please note all assessment tasks must be successfully completed in order to be graded competent or higher regardless of results for individual
assessment tasks. 


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.

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.

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Good practice
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• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
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Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc

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