Course Title: Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: BUIL6326

Course Title: Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

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School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6136 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Claudio Sanzaro

Nominal Hours: 240

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use a range of digital applications in architectural workflows. It includes the ability to determine the appropriate digital applications required for specific project outputs and the application of architectural standards and conventions to produce and manage the project. Work is likely to be undertaken with limited supervision and in consultation with team members and external consultants.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21600 Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows


1. Determine digital production of architectural workflows

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Productivity advantages are investigated and applied to data management systems, organisational standards and overall practice workflows. 1.2 Individual workflows are established for projects to maximise productivity within given time frames. 1.3 Team strategies are organised to enable collaboration between participants in the project team.


2. analyse project requirements to determine outputs

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Project brief is evaluated to determine the documentation and data requirements within the project scope. 2.2 Relevant external stakeholders and internal personnel are identified to plan development of documents according to order of precedence and agreed timelines. 2.3 Digital security issues are considered and workplace procedures for copyright and privacy are complied within the communication of documents. 2.4 Hardware requirements are evaluated to determine their limitations and suitability. 2.5 Work is planned to ensure compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant Australian Standards and other relevant legislation.


3. Selected project formats

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate applications are selected to produce required documentation. 3.2 Digital protocols are determined to develop the project documentation according to workplace policy and client requirements.


4. Produce digital data for projects

Performance Criteria:

4.1 File formats and transfer protocols and standards are established to enable the use of data in chosen applications. 4.2 Object data and component libraries are selected and/or created for implementation in project outputs. 4.3 Relevant information is researched from reliable sources to ensure compliance with regulatory building requirements. 4.4 Appropriate application working environments are employed to ensure productive workflow.


5. Produce project outputs

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Digital and physical output methods are selected to ensure compliance with industry standard delivery methods and client requirements. 5.2 Conventions and standards related to layout and print sizing, for both physical and digital outputs, are identified and implemented. 5.3 Digital and physical communication conventions are examined and selected according to their cost effectiveness and sustainability. 5.4 Interim check plots are produced to confirm that outputs meet project requirements and modifications are made as necessary. 5.5 Final hard copies of project documentation are produced for submission to relevant stakeholders, in compliance with regulatory requirements. 5.6 Outputs are evaluated to ensure compliance with planned project outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to produce outputs for architectural projects using a variety of digital applications.

Details of Learning Activities

The following list is indicative of the range of activities undertaken in the course. Emphasis of activities will vary depending on the specific projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

  • Face to Face Studios
  • Discussions
  • Group/Individual projects
  • On-Line research

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule Semester 1


Week 1 Orientation Week

Week 2: The Revit world

                                Commence Ex 1

  1. Introduction: The Basics of BIM


Week 3: Create a project

                                Submit Ex 1

                                    Commence Ex 2

Week 4: (Master class) Modelling Basics Dimensioning and annotations

                                    Submit Ex 2

                                    Commence Ex 3

Week 5: Tutorials (Self Directed Learning)         

Week 6: (Master class) Massing 

                              Submit Ex 3

Week 7: (Master class)Revit Template creation & adding content

                                    Commence MP01                                

Week 8: Using Revit rte Templates

Week 9: Commence with MP01 Part 2

                                    Submit MP01 Part 1

Week 10: Cont with MP01 Part 2

Mid semester break

Week 11: Continue with MP01 Part 2 

Week 12: Continue with MP01 Part 2                         

Week 13: Commence MP02 Barcelona Pavilion

                             Submit MP01 Part 2

                             Commence MP01

Week 14: Continue with MP02Barcelona Pavilion

Week 15: Continue with MP02 Barcelona Pavilion                       

Week 16: Continue with MP02 Barcelona Pavilion

Teaching Schedule Semester 2


Week 1: (Master class) Annotation and Detailing

                          Continue MP02

Week 2: Introduction to families

                          Submit MP02Barcelona Pavilion                          

Week 3: Creating form in Revit families

                                    Commence MP01

Week 4: Advanced Modelling

                                    Continue MP03

Week 5: Advanced Modelling

                                    Continue MP03

Week 6: Walk though and rendering 

                             Continue MP03

Week 7: Advanced wall topics 

                              Continue MP03

Week 8: Preliminary design Conceptual Design, Phasing and design options

Continue MP03                  

Week 9: Using Revit rte Templates

                             Submit MP03

Week 10: Work sharing and master planning 

                             Commence MP04

Week 11: Work sharing and master planning 

                              Continue MP04

Week 12: Work sharing and master planning 

                                    Continue MP04

Week 13: Work sharing and master planning 

                                    Continue MP04

Week 14: Work sharing and master planning 

      Continue MP04

Week 15: Work sharing and master planning 

                                    Continue MP04

Week 16: Work sharing and master planning 

                                    Submit MP04



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 building design 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:
• apply organisational policies and procedures, including occupational health and safety and quality assurance requirements, where applicable
• comply with copyright and trade practices legislation and organisational privacy and security policies and procedures
• produce digitally generated information for an architectural project
• collaborate and consult with team members and outside agencies
• meet the criteria of the project brief to the required standard and within allocated timelines.

Assessment Tasks

Exercise 1-3       - 15

Major project 01 -  20

Major project 02 -  25

Major project 03 -  15

Major project 04 -  25


Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment  
CHD  Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Assessment Matrix

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In undertaking this course students are required to be responsible for:

  • The time management of the course work in order to complete all work requirements satisfactorily and on time.
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  • To ascertain what content or assessment has been missed, and gather the information prior to next class.
  • To be proactive in mastering the academic material of the course by challenging, questioning and extending course outcomes.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of a non-disruptive and scholastic attitude in the learning environment.

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