Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUIL6133C

Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5320 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Senior Educator: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Toby Manning
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: toby.manning@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 72

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 specifies the competency required to undertake site surveys and set out procedures on civil and residential building projects. It includes the use of basic measuring and levelling equipment, recording and interpretation of data, and evaluation of and compliance with relevant legislation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCSV5007A Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

Element:

1. Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment

Element:

2. Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the rise and fall recording method

Element:

3. Perform grid surveys for contour purposes.

Element:

4. Set out T-shaped or L-shaped buildings on a selected site with minimal profiles.

Element:

5. Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles.

Element:

6. Identify suitability of levelling and surveying equipment for large building projects.

Element:

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

Element:

8. Evaluate documents and plans incorporated in land titles


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

  • Use Levelling instrument and level between bench marks
  • Calibrate levelling instrument
  • Use a Total Station to measure vertical and horizontal angles
  • Compute bearings, coordinates, distances and Reduced levels from field data.  

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

                                                                                                                                                     This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements

Session/DateTopicElementAssessment

 1 - 10/02/2014 or 12/02/2014

 

 Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment

-  Chaining– SDN 1321 & SDN 601
-  Compute the area of the measured polygon.
-  SDN1339 - Setup over a point and measure angles

1 & 6 

 

2 - 17/02/2014 or 19/02/2014

 

 Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment

- SDN1414 - Measuring square
- SDN1339 - Setup over a point and measure angles

1 & 6 

 

3 - 24/02/2014 or 26/02/2014

 

  Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment

- SDN1454 - Measuring fish pond
- SDN1339 - Setup over a point and measure angles
 

1 & 6 

 

4 - 03/03/2014 or 05/03/2014

 

 Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method

- Level between toilet block and benchmark 728.
 

2 

 

5 - 10/03/2014 or 12/03/2014

 

 Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method

- Level between benchmarks 734 and benchmark 728.

2 

 

6 - 17/03/2014 or 19/03/2014

 

 Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method

- Level between benchmark 733 and benchmark 728.

2 

 


7 - 24/03/2014 or 26/03/2014


 

 Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

Grid far west site - North South

3 

 

8 - 31/03/2014 or 02/04/2014

 

 Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

Grid far west site - West East
 

3 

 9 - 07/04/2014 or 09/04/2014

 

  Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

Grid barbecue area - Heidleberg Road


 

3 

 

10 - 14/04/2014 or 16/04/2014

 

 Practical TEST

1,2,3 Assessment 1

 

11 - 28/04/2014 or 30/04/2014

 

Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles
  • Feature survey toilet block
  • Use of cross hairs
  • Use of level plate for horizontal angles
5 & 6 

 

12 - 05/05/2014 or 07/05/2014

 

 Set out T-shaped or L-shaped buildings on a selected site with minimal profiles and compute coordinates, bearings and distances related to grids and general set out work on large building sites

Setout rectangular house
 

4,6 & 7 

 

13 - 12/05/2014 or 14/05/2014

 

 Set out T-shaped or L-shaped buildings on a selected site with minimal profiles and compute coordinates, bearings and distances related to grids and general set out work on large building sites

Setout T house
 

4,6 & 7 


14 - 19/05/2014 or 21/05/2014
 

  Set out T-shaped or L-shaped buildings on a selected site with minimal profiles and compute coordinates, bearings and distances related to grids and general set out work on large building sites

Setout factory
 

4,6 & 7 

 

15 - 26/05/2014 or 28/05/2014

 

 Evaluate documents and plans incorporated in land titles.

Assess the road title between annexe and western oval


 

8 

 

16 - 02/06/2014 or 04/06/2014

 

 Practical TEST 2

 

4,5,6 & 7 Assessment 2

 

17 - 09/06/2014 or 11/06/2014

 

 Portfolio submission1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8 Assessment 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial

http://rmit.libguides.com/surveyingandspatial


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment Task

Weight %

Assessment 1

Field Test 1

30

Assessment 2

Field Test 2

30

Assessment 3

Portfolio

40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

X

 

X

1.5

X

 

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

3.5

X

 

X

3.6

X

 

X

3.7

X

 

X

4.1

 

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

4.3

 

X

X

4.4

 

X

X

4.5

 

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

6.2

 

X

X

6.3

 

X

X

6.4

 

X

X

7.1

 

X

X

7.2

 

X

X

7.3

 

X

X

7.4

 

X

X

7.5

 

X

X

8.1

 

X

X

8.2

 

X

X

8.3

 

X

X

8.4

 

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

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

Assessment Task 1 –  Field test due on 14/4/2014 (DS2) or 16/4/2014 (DS1) Weight 30%
Assessment Task 2 –  Field test due on 2/6/2014 (DS2) or 4/6/2014 (DS1) Weight 30%
Assessment Task 3 - Portfolio due on 9/6/2014 (DS2) or 11/6/2014 (DS1) Weight 40%

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.
CHD (80-100%): Competent with High Distinction
CDI (70-79%): Competent with Distinction
CC (60-69%): Competent with Credit
CAG (50-59%): Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC (<50%): Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit an assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

 

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final Assessment Submission Time
1,2 & 3 Assessment 1 - Field test 30% 14/4/2014 (DS2) or 16/4/2014 (DS1) 5PM
4,5,6 &7 Assessment 2 - Field test 30% 2/6/2014 (DS2) or 4/6/2014 (DS1) 5PM
1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8 Assessment 3 - Portfolio 40% 9/6/2014 (DS2) or 11/6/2014 (DS1) 5PM

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

• numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations
• planning and organisational skills to collect, organise and analyse information
• problem solving skills to identify faults and problems in, and accuracy of, equipment and take appropriate remedial action
• technological skills to:
• complete documentation and calculations
• enable information gathering and analysis.
 • level and grade checking to perform survey control to accuracy criteria
• processes for the administration and preparation of documentation
• processes for the interpretation of reports, working drawings and specifications
• relevant federal, state or territory legislation and local government policy and procedures
• research methods
• specifications and capabilities of surveying and levelling equipment and their componentry
• structural, design and construction principles of buildings
 

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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.
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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.
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 lodgment 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
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Other Information:
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