Course Title: Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUIL6211C

Course Title: Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

Peter Hassall

Ph+61 3 9925 4742

Email:  peter.hassall@rmit.edu.au

 

Melissa Tinetti
Program Manager
Ph: +61 3 9925 4338
Email: melissa.tinetti@rmit.edu.au  

Nominal Hours: 160

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

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 pre-nailed, 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

On line blended supported learning.

Student directed hours involve completing tutorial activities such as reading a range of resources including on line, library and Australian standards & working on assignments.
Teachers will provide individual student-teacher course-related consultation in the workshop tutorials. Students are required to self-study the learning materials provided through
the On-line tutorials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours.


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

Australian Standards 3660 Termite Management Australian Standard 3600 Concrete Structure Australian Standard 3959 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire prone areas Australian Standard

Australian Standard 3700 Brickwork

Building Code of Australia 2014 Volumes 2

Australian Standard 1684 Residential timber framed construction

Australian Standard 4440 Roof trusses

Australian Standard 2870 Residential slabs and footings.

3740 Waterproofing in domestic wet areas Australian Standard 4773 Masonry in small buildings

Australian Standards 1720 Timber Structure Design Methods

Australian Standards 1170 Structural design actions


References

RMIT blackboard shell Applied Structural Principles Residential low rise.


Other Resources

Built Right tool box
Manufacturers Technical data sheets.


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 1: Formative assessment Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory. On line Portfolio of evidence of 15 small weekly on-line multiple choice or short answer question demonstrating
the knowledge and application of the main structural principles that apply to the erection and demolition of a residential low rise structure. To be completed weekly.
Assessment task 2: (20% of overall mark)
Plan coordinate and manage the construction of a class 1 or class 10 Footings systems, waffle raft slab, stiffened raft slab, footing slab, Building incorporating a variety of methods
including written reports, SWMS’s, practical tasks, site inspection activities .
Assessment task 3: (20% of overall mark)
Plan coordinate and manage the construction of a class 1 or class 10 Framing construction floor framing, Wall Framing, Roof framing, wind bracing & tie downs
Building incorporating a variety of methods including written reports, SWMS’s, practical tasks, site inspection activities .
Assessment task 4: (20% of overall mark)
Plan coordinate and manage the construction of a class 1 or class 10 External & internal cladding. Including Brickwork, Roof cladding & flashings. Windows installation and cladding,
external doors and wet areas, Checklists
Building incorporating a variety of methods including written reports, SWMS’s, practical tasks, site inspection activities .
Assessment task 5: (40% of overall mark)
Written assessment to, Plan coordinate and manage the construction of a class 1 or class 10. Building incorporating a variety of methods including written reports.
Demolition coordination, relevant industry professionals, Project documentation, Footings & floor systems, wall systems, performance of materials, types of roofs. Construction in Bushfire, high wind, earthquake & alpine environments., 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

Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Assessment 4Assessment 5
1.1XXX X
1.2XXX X
1.3XX  X
1.4    X
2.1X   X
2.2X   X
2.3X   X
2.4X   X
2.5X   X
3.1XX  X
3.2X  X
3.3X  X
3.4X  X
4.1X  X
4.2XX X
5.1 X X
5.2 X X
5.3 X X
5.4 X X
5.5  X X
6.1  XXX
6.2  XXX
6.3  XXX
6.4  XXX
7.1   XX
7.2   XX
7.3   XX

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  • Relevant
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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. 
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