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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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

Teacher: Toby Manning
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 4934
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.

 

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub 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. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Teaching Schedule

           

Week

Topic

Assessment

1

Introduction to topic, and

Setup over a point and measure angles

 

2

 Setup over a point and measure angles

 

3

 Setup over a point and measure bearings

 

4

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

 

5

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

 

6

Perform grid surveys for contour purposes 

 

7

Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

 

8

Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

 

BREAK

BREAK

 

9

Radiations, rounds and trig heights

 

10

Field test

Assessment 1 30%

11

Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles for a feature survey

 

12

 Set up and use the total station to determine horizontal and vertical angles for a feature survey

 

13

 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

 

14

 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

 

15

Test

Assessment 2 30%

16

Title Re-establishment

 

17

Collation of Portfolio

 

18

Portfolio due

Assessment 3 40%


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. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Check the Library Subject Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


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

Assessment                                                                                    Weight

Assessment 1: Closed loop traverse survey (REPORT)                30%
Assessment 2: Lot and building set-out (TEST)                             30%
Assessment 3: Portfolio                                                                  40%

Reasonable Adjustment

Students with a disability or long-term medical or mental health condition can apply for adjustments to their study and assessment conditions (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=jvfh87gfsfux1


Assessment Matrix

  

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1X X
1.2X X
1.3X X
1.4X X
1.5X X
2.1X X
2.2X X
2.3X X
2.4X X
2.5X X
3.1X X
3.2X X
3.3X X
3.4X X
3.5X X
3.6X X
3.7X X
4.1 XX
4.2 XX
4.3 XX
4.4 XX
4.5 XX
5.1 XX
5.2 XX
5.3 XX
5.4 XX
5.5 XX
6.1 XX
6.2 XX
6.3 XX
6.4 XX
7.1 XX
7.2 XX
7.3 XX
7.4 XX
7.5 XX
8.1 XX
8.2 XX
8.3 XX
8.4 XX

      

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|• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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