Course Title: Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6237C

Course Title: Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building 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: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Program Manager: Thierry Demathieu
School of Vocational Engineering
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Yubin Yuan
School of Vocational Engineering
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: yubin.yuan@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 110

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 site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building and construction projects. It addresses the skills and practices required to measure, record and interpret data using measuring and levelling equipment and to set out building projects. The ability to operate specific surveying equipment and apply calculations and knowledge of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian standards are essential.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5006B Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects

Element:

1. Set out a T-shaped or L-shaped building on a selected site with minimal profiles.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Site information and dimensions are identified from site plan and checked against plan drawings.
1.2. Survey pegs are measured to ensure correct identification occurred before pilot pegs are positioned.
1.3. Profiles pegs are set up on site at a working distance from pilot pegs and parallel to pilot line.
1.4. Marks to indicate outside of building or other structural members are made

Element:

2. Prepare and test levelling devices.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Various components of levelling devices are identified.
2.2. Basic tests on levelling device accuracy are performed according to manufacturer specifications.
2.3. Effects of maladjustment in levelling devices are identified and recorded according to standard operating procedures.

Element:

3. Operate levelling devices.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Temporary adjustments to set up levelling equipment are carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures.
3.2. Horizontal and vertical angles are determined using levelling devices.
3.3. Site is set out to specifications using levelling devices.

Element:

4. Identify specialised levelling and surveying equipment available on large building projects for various set-out and checking procedures.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Differences between various types of specialised surveying equipment are researched and recorded.
4.2. Survey of each level checked for vertical accuracy of 10mm using two levelling devices is carried out.

Element:

5. Compute coordinates and bearings, distances related to grids and general set-out work on large building sites.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Angular relationship between different bearings (whole circle) is demonstrated.
5.2. Bearing and distance between coordinates are calculated.
5.3. Coordinates of a point given the bearing and distance from a point with known coordinates are calculated.
5.4. Offsets from a coordinated point given the bearing and distance from a point with known coordinates are determined.
5.5. Information necessary to set out a structure using a site plan is determined


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.

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.


Teaching Schedule

DateTopicElementsAssessments
11-7-15Session 1 Introduction1,2,3,4,5 
18-7-15Session 2 Prac Assessment 11 
25-7-15Session 3 levelling2,3,4 
1-8-15Session 4 levelling2,3,4Assessment 1 due
8-8-15Session 5 Prac Assessment 22,3,4 
15-8-15Session 6 contours2,3,4 
22-8-15Session 7 Prac Assessment 32,3,4Assessment 2 due
29-8-15Session 8 Test 11,2,3,4Assessment 3 due
12-9-15Session 9 angles1,5 
19-9-15Session 10 angles1,5 
26-9-15Session 11 trigonometric levelling1,5 
3-10-15Session 12 Prac Assessment 41,5 
10-10-15Session 13 Feature surveying by radiations1,4,5 
17-10-15Session 14 Prac Assessment 51,4,5Assessment 4 due
24-10-15Session 15 Prac Assessment 6 House set out1,4,5 
31-10-15Session 16 Revision1,2,3,4,5Assessment 5 due
7-11-15Session 17 Test 21,4,5Assessment 6 due
14-11-15Session 18 Feedback on Assessments1,2,3,4,5 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial 
 


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 %

Task 1

Fieldwork 1 /Report

15%

Task 2

Fieldwork 2 /Report

15%

Task 3

Fieldwork 3 /Report

15%

Task 4

Fieldwork 4 /Report

15%

Task 5

Fieldwork 5 /Field notes

10%

Task 6

Fieldwork 6

10%

Task 7

Knowledge Test 1

10%

Task 8

Knowledge Test 2

10%

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


Assessment Mapping Matrix

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.

Element / Performance Criteria

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8

1.1

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1.4

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

 

X

X

 

 

2.3

 

 

 

 

 

3.1

 

X

X

 

 

3.2

 

 

 

 

 

3.3

 

 

 

 

 

X

4.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2

 

 X

 

 

 

5.1

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

5.2

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

5.3

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

5.4

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

5.5

 

 

 

 X

X

 

X


  

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment overview:

Assessment will be the successful completion of 6 field exercises and 2 closed book hand written tests. All 6 field exercises must be successfully completed during regular scheduled classes. These exercises will be graded competent or not competent.
The exercises will assess, but not limited to, measurement, levelling, contours, set out, use of theodolite and bearings.
Weighting of each practical assessment task 10%
There will be a closed book hand written test approximately half way during the semester (week 8 – 9) and another closed book hand written test at the end of the semester.
Test 1 will assess the theory on surveying, documentation, measurement, various leveling techniques, staff readings, contours, field sheets and set out.
Weighting of this assessment task 20%
Test 2 will assess, but not limited to, stadia measurement, theodolite readings, field sheets and bearings.
Weighting of this assessment task 20%
Students must successfully complete all field exercises and tests during allocated semester in order to be graded competent in this course.
Students’ grades (CAG, CC, CDI or CHD) will be based on performance during tests.
All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 – Fieldwork / Report 1 - Due 4 March 2015 - Weight 10%
Assessment Task 2 – Fieldwork / Report 2 - Due 25 March 2015 - Weight 10%
Assessment Task 3 – Fieldwork / Report 3 - Due 1 April 2015 - Weight 10%
Assessment Task 4 – Fieldwork / Report 4 - Due 20 May 2015 - Weight 10%
Assessment Task 5 – Fieldwork / Report 5 - Due 3 June 2015 - Weight 10%
Assessment Task 6 – Fieldwork / Report 6 - Due 10 June 2015 - Weight 10%
Assessment Task 7 – Test 1 -Date 30 March 2015 - Weight 20%
Assessment Task 8 – Test 2 - Date 15 June 2015 - Weight 20%

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.
CHD (80-100%): Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.
CDI (70-79%): Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution.
CC (60-69%): Competent with Credit-The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence.
CAG (50-59%): 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 (<50%): 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.
DNS: Did Not Submit an assessment

 


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentCorresponding elementsWeightDate

1

1

10%
 

1 August15

2

2,3,410%
 
29 August 15

3

2,3,410%
 
12 September 15

4

1,510%
 
24  October 2015

5

1,4,510%
 
31 October 2015

6

1,4,510%
 
7 November 2015

7

1,2,3,420%
 
29 August 2015

8

1,4,5

20%
 

7 November 2015

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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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.
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Special consideration:
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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.
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Other Information:

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