Course Title: Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: ARCH5215C

Course Title: Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4355 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Maddie Granata maddie.granata@rmit.edu.au

Hoda Afra hoda.afra@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 54

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency covers researching and recommending hard materials and finishes for various interior decoration and design solutions and applies to a design and decoration retail, consulting or studio environment.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

Element:

Identify hard material and finishing requirements for project

Performance Criteria:

1.1  Applicable work health and safety (WHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending hard materials and finishes are verified and complied with
1.2  Project brief is reviewed to determine desired effects for interior space
1.3  Parameters for the project are assessed and confirmed with client
1.4  Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness
1.5  Communication with appropriate personnel is established and maintained

Element:

Recommend hard materials and finishes

Performance Criteria:

4.1  Elements and principles of design, including liveability and accessibility, are used to examine the appropriateness of hard materials and finishes for client brief requirements
4.2  Hard materials and finishes are selected to meet client brief requirements
4.3  Presentation of research information is made highlighting the findings and rationale for the hard materials and finishes chosen
4.4  Presentation includes a range of presentation strategies, including one or more materials boards
 

Element:

Research hard materials and finishes

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Aesthetic requirements of the space are assessed
3.2  New hard material and finish technologies are researched and reported
3.3  Tactile requirements of the hard materials and finishes in relation to the design are researched
3.4  Application methods and available expertise for the desired effect are assessed
3.5  Manufacturing processes and available expertise for the desired material and finish are assessed
3.6  Costs of hard materials and finishes are assessed and compared
3.7  Environmental impact of hard materials and finishes are assessed
3.8  Longevity and restorability of hard materials and finishes are researched
3.9  Hazards associated with the use and application of hard materials and finishes are researched
3.10  Quality of hard materials and finishes are assessed
 

Element:

Identify types and features of hard materials and finishes

Performance Criteria:

2.1  Types of hard materials and finishes and their suitability to wall, floor, ceiling and stair applications are identified
2.2  Types of hard materials and finishes and their suitability to window and door applications are identified
2.3  Other hard material and finish products and their features and applications are identified
2.4  Hard material and finish requirements for application in a residential environment are analysed
2.5  Hard material and finish requirements for application in a commercial or industrial environment are analysed
2.6  Environmental and sustainability considerations for hard materials and finishes are examined
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard
tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be
required to undertake independent study.
Mode of delivery is blended.
In class activities may include:
class exercises to review discussions/lectures
practical demonstrations
Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
analysis/critique of relevant reading material
seminar presentations
practical placement
lectures
design activities or projects
online activities
group projects
peer learning
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion
workshops
online research
independent project based work
teacher directed group activities/projects
tutorials
‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
other activities as decided by teaching staff


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCONTENTDUE DATEELEMENTS
1 Natural Timber
(lecture)
  1,2,3,4
2 Man Made Timber
(lecture)
  1,2,3,4
3 Stone Natural
&
reconstituted (lecture)
  1,2,3,4
4 Masonry Brick &
concrete (lecture)
  1,2,3,4
5 Metals Steel to Copper
(lecture)
  1,2,3,4
6 Plastics Acrylics,
polymers, laminates &
vinyl (lecture).
  1,2,3,4
7 Class cancelled for public holiday (good Friday)  
                                                                           Mid semester break
8Glass & Tiles ceramic,
porcelain, mosaic
(lecture)
 1,2,3,4
9 Tutorial & review of
student project work &
questions
  Task 1 
10 Tutorial & review of
student project work &
questions
  
11 Tutorial & review of
student project work &
questions
  
12 Tutorial & review of
student project work &
questions
  
13 Work, Health & Safety OHTH5854C An online assessment 
14 Tutorial & review of
student project work &
questions
  
15 Tutorial & review of
student project work &
questions
 Task 2 
16  review of
student project work & feedback questions as required
 
  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Other Resources
Lecture and class notes, refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder
Relevant industry websites and organisations, refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the
relevant folder
Ching, f, Building Construction Illustrated, Van Nostrand Reinhold New York 1975
Copperlestone, T, Frank Lloyd Wright, Grange Books 1999
Dunlop, B – Hector, D Ed., Twentieth Century Classics 3 Architects Walter Gropius Le Corbusier
Louis I Kahn, Phaidon 1999
Emmitt, S & Grose, C, Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings, Blackwell Press 2006
Engel, H, Measure & Construction of the Japanese House, Tuttle Pub. 1985, IBSN 987-0-
804801492-8
Fletcher, B, A History of Architecture on The Comparative Method, Batsford Ltd. 1948 edition
(any edition is fine).
Freeland, J. M, A History Architecture In Australia, F. W. Cheshire Publishing Pty Ltd 1968
Goad, P, Bingham - Hall P Ed., New Directions in Australian Architecture, Pesaro Publishing,
Sydney, 2001
Galfetti, G. G Ed., Shigeru Ban, GG Portfolio 1997
Hollingsworth, M, Architecture of the 20th. Century, Bison Books 1988
McQuaid, M, Shigeru Ban, Phaidon Press 2008, IBSN 978 0 7148 4629 3
Nishi, K & Hozumi, K, What is Japanese Architecture, Kodansha 1983, ISBN 978-4-7700-1992-9
Ogg, A, Architecture In Steel The Australian Context, The Royal Australian Institute Of Architects
1987
Reid, E, Understanding Buildings, MIT Press 1989
Stains, A, The Australian House Builders Manual, Pinedale Press Dec. 1998
Wilkie, G & Arden, S, Building Your Own Home A Comprehensive Guide For Australian Owner
Builders, Lansdowne 1999
Yee, R, Architectural Drawing a Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, John Wiley & Sons
1997

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be project based.


Assessment Tasks

 

Please note that this course is clustered with Construction Techniques ARCH 5216C

Task 1 Blogs X2 due week 9

Task 2 Materials board due week 15

You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has
produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
(http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration)

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing)

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff%2FWorkplace%20essentials%2FStudent,%20program%20and%20course%20administration%2F;ID=km6d4uzduuom;STATUS=A)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges
that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf)

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w)
Further links - Application for extension of time
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf)

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n)

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