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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: BUIL6237C

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

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: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Chris Ryan

P +61 3 9925 0225
E  christopher.ryan@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 be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via blackboard
• 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:

Week 1
Course Introduction
Linear measurements, taping
Week 2
Prac assessment 1
Distance, allotment measurement
Week 3
Levelling.
Week 4
Levelling
Week 5
Prac assessment 2
Reduced levelling Rise and fall method
Week 6
Reduced levelling HPC method/ Contours
Week 7
Prac assessment 3 Reduced levelling HPC method /Contours
Week 8
Test 1
Week 9
Angular measurements
Week 10
Angular measurements
Week 11
Trigonometric Levelling
Week 12
Prac assessment 4 Internal angles and bearings
Week 13
Whole circle bearings - Bearing coordinates and distance.
Week 14
Practical assessment 5. Whole circle bearings - Bearing coordinates and distance.
Week 15

Practical assessment 6. House set out. Set out a L-shaped building with profiles
Week 16
Structural theory. Beam theory, basic design, tension compression, neutral axis
Calculations on beam stiffness.
Week 17
Resits where special consideration has been granted where and by appointment
Week 18
Finalise results


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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  Tasks                              Weight %
Task 1   Fieldwork / Report–1                 10%
Task 2   Fieldwork / Report 2                  10%
Task 3   Fieldwork / Report 3                  10%
Task 4   Fieldwork / Report 4                  10%
Task 5   Fieldwork / Report 5                  10%
Task 6   Fieldwork / Report 6                  10%
Task 7   Test 1                                       20%
Task 8   Test 2                                       20%

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment Task

Proportion of final assessment

Assessment release

Due date

Field Work 1/report 

10%

Week 2

End of week 4

Field Work 2/report 

10%

Week 5

End of week7

Field Work 3/report 

10%

Week 7

End of week 9

Field Work 4/report 

10%

Week 12

End of week 12

Field Work 5/field notes 

10%

Week 13

End of week 15

Field Work 6

10%

Week 15

same day

                            Knowledge Test 1

20%

Week 8

same day

Knowledge Test 2

20%

Week 16

same day


Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance CriteriaTask 1Task 2Task 3Task 4Task 5Task 6Task 7Task 8
1.1     X X
1.2     X X
1.3     X X
1.4     X X
2.1X X     
2.2XXX     
2.3        
3.1XXX     
3.2XXX     
3.3XXX   XX
4.1   XX   
4.2   XX   
5.1    XX X
5.2    XX X
5.3    XX X
5.4     X X
5.5     X X

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:
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