Course Title: Timber Framing Design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4014

Course Title: Timber Framing Design

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 45.0

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Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL5203

City Campus

TAFE

130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv

Face-to-Face


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

Course Contact Email: warbrew@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

To provide the learners with the knowledge and practical experience necessary for the selection, placement and fixing requirement of structural timber members used in single and two storey timber framed domestic building.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUIL 5204 Construction 1 (ABC001)



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC105 Timber Framing Design


Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop the knowledge & skills and able to:
• Determine from a given floor plan and specification the size, span and spacing of the structural members required for the ceiling and roof frame in a simple hip roof and indicate their position on the plan.
• Determine from a given floor plan and specification the size, span and spacing of the structural members required for the ceiling and roof frame in a major/minor roof with carport attached and indicate their position on the plan.
• From given floor plan and specification, determine the structural members required in a cathedral roof (raking ceiling) Fig. 4.1 e and f, to support selected roofing materials.
• Determine from a given plan and specification of a simple rectangular shaped timber framed building the permanent wind bracing requirements of the National Timber Framing Code for a nominated design gust wind speed and indicate their position on the plan.
• Determine from the plan, specification and roof layout of Learning outcome 2 the structural members required for a timber framed wall and attached carport.
• Using a plan and specification of a two storey timber framed building with a known EL determine the structural members required for the upper and lower storey load bearing walls.
• Indicate on a floor plan the position of all timber stumps, bearers and floor joists to suit a specified flooring system.
• Using a plan and specification of a two storey timber framed building with a suspended timber floor determine the size, span and spacing of the upper level floor members to suit a specified flooring system.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of:
• Learning outcome test
• Written examination