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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6136 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

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

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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.

Important Information:

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH5190

City Campus

TAFE

320T Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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



Course Description

This course of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings. It requires compliance with state
legislation and the provisions for Building Code of Australia (BCA) Classes 2 to 9 and relevant Australian Standards as they apply to the structural and construction components of a
commercial building.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. However this unit forms part of a minimum qualification requirement for registration with the Building Practitioners Board as a building designer (architectural).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21589 Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings

Elements:

1. Apply the regulatory
requirements for the
design of commercial
buildings

2. Investigate site

3. Analyse and apply
construction
techniques and/or
methodologies

4. Specify structural
requirements

5. Comply with fire
resistance
requirements

6. Specify requirements
for safety, health and
amenity

7. Specify requirements
for construction


Learning Outcomes

This course of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to apply structural and construction technology to the design of
commercial buildings and includes compliance with current legal responsibilities of building designers for construction methods. 

Students will look at the construction elements and how they respond to constructional anaylsis:

  • Commercial type buildings 
  • Concrete constructions
  • Steel framing
  • Basement design
  • Low rise construction.

 


Overview of Assessment

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