Course Title: Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6136 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Title: Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 180

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH5189

City Campus

TAFE

320T Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: catherine.ciavarella@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings. It requires compliance with state legislation and the provisions for BCA Classes 1 and 10 and relevant Australian Standards as they apply to the structural and construction components of a residential building.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21588 Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings

Elements:

1. Apply the legislative requirements for the design of residential buildings
 

2. Investigate site

3. Analyse and apply construction techniques and/or methodologies

4. Specify requirements for framing

5. Specify requirements for masonry

6. Specify requirements for safety, health and amenity

7. Specify requirements for finishes and services


Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required by building designers to undertake a site survey and a site analysis for building projects within the context of relevant legislation, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards.


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate design drafting workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures. Holistic or project-based assessment with other related units is recommended.

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:

  • comply with legislative requirements applicable to the design of residential buildings
  • apply the principles of structural and construction to the design of residential buildings in compliance with the applicable local government authority, relevant legislation and the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
  • develop specifications for structural components of a residential building and the requirements for safe and healthy use of the building.