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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH5190

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
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

VU21588 Apply structural
and construction technology



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 unit 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. The outcomes of this unit do not cover the required
skills and knowledge for the application of structural and
construction technology to the design of residential buildings,
which are addressed in the unit VU21588 Apply structural
and construction technology to the design of residential
buildings


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 replicate building design
workplace conditions, materials, activities,
responsibilities and procedures.
Holistic or project-based assessment with other related
units is recommended