Course Title: Prepare reinforced concrete drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: CIVE5662

Course Title: Prepare reinforced concrete drawings

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Chris Sanos
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8342

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX060 – Prepare basic mechanical and civil engineering drawings to AS 1100

MEM30001A - Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to interpret and use relevant concrete standards and codes to produce drawings for the detailing of reinforced concrete elements of buildings in accordance with accepted practices as outlined in AS 1100.501 and AS 3600.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EDC070B Prepare reinforced concrete drawings


01. Use relevant codes and current local practice in the production of reinforced concrete drawing related to the proper placement of reinforcement.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Given relevant data, use relevant codes to determine correct concrete cover requirements and placement of reinforcement in various reinforced concrete structural elements.


02. Draw concrete outlines using plans, sections, views and details.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Given relevant data, plans, sections, views and details are drawn to show the concrete outline of various reinforced concrete elements.


03. Identify, label and dimension reinforcement.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Given basic design information, steel reinforcement used in various reinforced concrete applications is drawn, labelled and dimensioned employing appropriate symbols, terminology, linework and lettering.


04.  Draw bar types and shapes, hooks, cogs, bends.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The various bar types, shapes, hooks, cogs and bends are correctly drawn.


05. Display bars and fabric with reference to other reinforcement, other elements, requirements of appropriate cover

Performance Criteria:

5.1 The location of bars and fabric is correctly shown on the drawing with reference to other reinforcement, structural elements and cover requirements.


06. Use appropriate system of bar markings to identify reinforcement

Performance Criteria:

6.1 An appropriate bar marking system is employed to correctly identify different reinforcement.


07. Prepare bar schedules and calculation of steel quantities.

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Given relevant data, steel reinforcement schedules are prepared and shown on the drawing.


08. Determine appropriate splice length and anchorage lengths to satisfy various conditions.

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Relevant data is extracted from the SAA Concrete Structure Code and applied to determine correct splice and anchorage length.


09. Detail construction and expansion joints

Performance Criteria:

9.1 Given relevant data construction and expansion joints are correctly detailed.


10.  Consider other design and drafting disciplines involved in a stuctural design project.

Performance Criteria:

10.1 The types of design and drafting activities that make up a major structural design project are understood and used to inform personal work practices.
10.2 The interaction required between disciplines to ensure that all aspects of the project are considered prior to commencing detailed drafting is understood and used to inform personal work practices.
10.3 Drawings from other major disciplines involved in a major design project which need to be interpreted in order to avoid unnecessary construction clashes is understood and used to inform personal work practices.

Learning Outcomes

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Details of Learning Activities


Teaching Schedule

WEEK   LEARNING SCHEDULE                                   ASSESSMENT              

• Concrete and Steel relation
• Soil Tests
• Slabs
• Grids
• Slabs, beams and ground floor layout  

• Assessment 1- Footing Plan
• Assessment 2- Ground Floor Plan

2• 1st floor slabs, column, beam construction• Assessment 3- 1st Floor Plan
3• Footing detailing and construction• Assessment  4- Column and Footing Detail
4• Drafting footing and details 
5• Reinforcement in slabs and how to detail beams• Assessment 5- Beam Elevation Details
6• Drafting beams and reinforcement  
7• Retaining walls and their importance and structure• Assessment 6- Retaining Wall Plan and Details
8• Construction joints, varieties and their importance• Assessment 7- Construction Joint Details
9• Working with other disciplines to complete and engineering project 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. AS/NZS 1100.101 - Drawing Standards
2. AS/NZS 1100.501 - Technical Drawing - Sturctural Engineering Drawing
3. AS/NZS 3600 - Concrete Structures Code
4. AS/NZS 2870 - Residential Slabs and Footings
5. HB 2.2 Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students Part 2: Structural Engineering
6. AS/NZS 1170.0 Structural Design Actions Part 0: General Principles
7. Darvall, P Reinforced and Pressed Concrete
8. Warner, R Concrete Structures
9. Beletich, A Design Handbook for Reinforced Concrete Elements
10. Onesteel- Technical Information Cross Sectional Areas of Reinforcement
11. Gladfelter, Donnie AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012: No Experience Required
12. Onstott, Scott AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT Essentials
13. AS1100.101- 1992 Australian Standard Technical Drawing

Other Resources

  • Weblinks
  • In class videos

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1- Footing Plan (10%)
Students must draw a footing plan of an office building to AS1100 and class specifications

• Assessment 2- Ground Floor Plan (20%)
Students must draw the ground floor plan of an office building to AS1100 and class specifications

• Assessment 3- 1st Floor Plan (20%)
Students must draw the first floor plan of an office building to AS1100 and class specifications

• Assessment 4- Column and Footing Detail (20%)
Students must draw a column and footing detail of an office building to AS1100 and class specifications

• Assessment 5- Beam Elevation Details (10%)
Students must draw beam elevations of an office building to AS1100 and class specifications

• Assessment 6- Retaining Wall Plan and Details (10%)
Students must draw and detail a retaining wall of an office building to AS1100 and class specifications

• Assessment 7- Construction Joint Details (10%)
Students must detail a variety of construction joints for an office building to AS1100 and class specifications

Assessment Matrix

Assessment 1- Footing Plan1,2
Assessment 2- Ground Floor Plan1,2
Assessment 3- 1st Floor Plan1,2
Assessment 4- Column and Footing Detail1,2,4,5
Assessment 5- Beam Elevation Details1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Assessment 6- Retaining Wall Plan and Details1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Assessment 7- Construction Joint Details1,2,9

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