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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: BUIL6133C

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

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5368 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: thierry.demathieu@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

 

 

Dr. Toby Manning

Senior Educator   Surveying Department School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
RMIT University
Building 57, Level 5, Room 37
115 Queensberry St
Carlton 3053, Australia
Tel. +61 3 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

There are no pr-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake site surveys and set out procedures for 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.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Areas and volumes of regular shapes and figures are calculated.
1.2. Distances are measured accurately, independent of site characteristics and measurement methods, using basic surveying equipment.
1.3. Distances are measured on building sites within a tolerance of 1mm error in 4.0m (1:4000) or without error.
1.4. Overall distances are calculated from field data without error.
1.5. Slope corrections are recorded accurately.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Levelling equipment is inspected for damage, wear and serviceability.
2.2. Set-up steps are performed and instruments made ready for use without error.
2.3. Instruments are checked for accuracy and adjusted (where possible) within 3mm over 60 metres using the two peg test.
2.4. Closed level traverse procedure is completed with a minimum of 15 points, including an inverted reading, with a minimum of 5 change points all within a closing tolerance of 10mm.
2.5. Data of traverse is correctly recorded and extended including mathematical column checks by use of the rise and fall method.

Element:

3. Perform grid surveys for contour purposes.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Site identification for site surveying and setting out procedures is established and all survey pegs are located without error.
3.2. Grid distances are determined and grid is pegged correctly.
3.3. Site detail that may affect building operation is recorded without error.
3.4. Reduced levels of all grid points are determined from a close performed onto the bench mark to within 10mm, without error.
3.5. Contour lines are plotted on the site plan at intervals appropriate to the site with longitudinal and cross sections pegged and measured as nominated within 100mm. Sections are plotted to scale without error.
3.6. Grades of line are determined within a 0.5% tolerance and expressed as percentage, rise to run ratio, or degrees.
3.7. Cut and fill volumes of soil are calculated from site plan using contour lines for determining reduced levels (RLs) within 5% tolerance.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Site information is identified from site plan and dimensions are checked on plan drawings without error.
4.2. Site is identified and survey pegs are measured to ensure correct identification occurs before pilot pegs are positioned within 50mm of true location of the squared building dimensions.
4.3. Profile pegs are set up on site at a working distance from pilot pegs and parallel to pilot line.
4.4. Profile boards are fixed to pegs and level within 5mm and 15mm of each other.
4.5. Profiles are set out on steep slopes accurately.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Basic tests on levelling devices' accuracy/adjustment are performed to manufacturer specifications.
5.2. Temporary adjustments to set up levelling devices are carried out to standard operating procedures.
5.3. Levelling devices are used to determine (read) both horizontal and vertical angles to an accuracy of 20 seconds.
5.4. Levelling devices are used to set our horizontal angles to an accuracy of 20 seconds.
5.5. Site is set out to specifications using a typical levelling device and tape.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Differences between various types of specialised surveying equipment are researched and recorded.
6.2. Equipment is used to control set out and vertical is identified.
6.3. Basic differences in survey control and set out between frame and concrete multi-storey buildings is outlined.
6.4. Survey of each level for vertical accuracy of 10mm is carried out using two levelling devices.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Angular relationship between different bearings (whole circle) is demonstrated and bearings from angles and fixed lines are determined.
7.2. Bearing and distance between two sets of coordinates (north and east) are calculated.
7.3. Coordinates of a point, given the bearing and distance from a point with known coordinates, are calculated.
7.4. Offsets from a coordinated point, given the bearing and distance from a point with known coordinates, are determined.
7.5. Information necessary to set out a structure, or part thereof, using a site plan with positions fixed by a mixture of bearings and distances, offsets and coordinates is calculated. Evaluate documents and plans incorporated in land titles.
7.6. Documents that make up a land title are listed and their relationship to each other outlined according to relevant government legislation.
7.7. Different restrictions on the use of land title and restricted development are illustrated.
7.8. Building covenants and statutory bodies responsible are identified.
7.9. Restrictions stated in legislation that regulate setbacks for residential buildings are identified and differentiated.


Learning Outcomes


Please refer to the Elements of Competency.


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

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

Activity 1

3

 Setup over a point and measure bearings

 Activity 2

4

Complete a closed traverse survey

 

5

Complete a closed traverse survey

Activity 3

6

Field test

Assessment 1 30%

7

Closed loop level run

Activity 4 

8

Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

Activity 5 

BREAK

BREAK

 

9

Permanent mark recovery survey

 

10

Permanent mark recovery survey

Activity 6

11

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

Activity 7

12

 Introduction to building setout procedures

 

13

 Set out L-shaped building 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

Activity 8

14

 Set out T-shaped building 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

Activity 9

15

Test

Assessment 2 30%

16

Title Re-establishment

Activity 10

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

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight%

Task 1

Test 1

30%

Task 2

Test 2

30%

Task 3

Portfolio

40%

 

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 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

7.6

 

X

X

7.7

 

X

X

7.8

 

X

X

7.9

 

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
7.6 XX
7.7 XX
7.8 XX
7.9 XX

      

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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:
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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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