Course Title: Construction Practices 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: BUIL5096

Course Title: Construction Practices 1

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5111 - Diploma of Arts (Furniture Design)

Course Contact : Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email:julian.pratt@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bruce Moonie: bruce.moonie@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 100

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

Co-requisites: GRAP 5160C, BUIL 5374 and GRAP 5148C

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to develop skills necessary to undertake basic construction of timber products using hand tools. This course emphasises construction within the context of design and construction of contemporary furniture.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBA631 Construction Practices 1


Learning Outcomes


1. Students will be able to use hand planes to dimension timber.
2. Selection of appropriate measuring tools and the techniques involved in their use.
3. Development of skills and knowledge necessary for selection and use of appropriate hand saws.
4. Develop knowledge and skills necessary for use of hand chisels and gouges
5. Develop skills necessary for using wood turning equipment.
6. Demonstrate skills necessary for sharpening and maintaining hand tools.


Details of Learning Activities

In order to achieve learning outcomes, students will participate in the following activities:

  • Attend and prepare notes during scheduled classes
  • Participate in class discussions and demonstrations
  • Research using internet, handouts and recommended references
  • Prepare answers to class exercises involving theory and practical tasks
  • Competently complete required workshop-based assessment tasks  
  • Competently complete required out-of-workshop theoretical assessment tasks


Teaching Schedule

WEEK BEGINNINGLESSON DETAILASSIGNMENTSOUTCOMES
 09/02/09

 Botanical Gardens tour, 3 day field trip to Gippsland

 Journal and Question/Answer sheet all
 16/02Workshop orientation and  Practice Joints Hand Tools handout and practical project 1,2,3,4,6
 23/02Practice Joint - cross halving  Hand Tools handout and practical project 1,2,3,4,6
 02/03Practice Joint - mortice and tenon and dovetail Hand Tools handout and practical project 1,2,3,4,6
 09/03Marking Guage - marking & measuring & static drill Drills handout and prac project 1,2,3,4,6
 16/03Marking Guage - marking & measuring & static drill Drills handout and prac project 1,2,3,4,6
 23/03Adjustable bevel - chiselling, cutting, drill, planing  Drills handout and prac project 1,2,3,4,6
 30/03 Adjustable bevel - chiselling, cutting, drill, planing  Drills handout and prac project 1,2,3,4,6
 06/04 Adjustable bevel - chiselling, cutting, drill, planing  Drills handout and prac project 1,2,3,4,6
 20/04 Adjustable bevel - chiselling, cutting, drill, planing  Drills handout and prac project 1,2,3,4,6


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Walton John A. Woodwork in Theory and Practice, Random House

Fine Woodworking (Vol 1 - 8), The Taunton Press


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students will undertake small set construction projects demonstrating competency in hand tool usage.


Assessment Tasks

All assignments are graded. To pass the course, students must submit and pass each individual assessment task and achieve competency in all course elements. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work with the teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are met.

Assessment task 1

Students to complete a journal of relavent information collected during the Botanical Gardens walk and the 3-day field trip to Gippsland. This includes written information, drawings and illustrations, material samples and photographic information.

Due week beginning 23/02/2009. This assessment addresses competency elements 1,2,3,4,5 & 6.

Mark value 10%

 

Assessment task 2

Students to complete the construction of at least three timber practice joints - cross halving joint, lap dovetail joint and a mortice and tenon joints. Included in this is submission of relevant note-taking, research, documentation and question & answer sheets.

Due week beginning 15/06/2009. This assessment addresses competency elements 1,2,3,4 & 6.

Mark value 40%

 

Assessment task 3

Students to complete the construction of a timber marking guage and a timber and metal adjustable bevel. Included in this is submission of relevant note-taking, research, documentation and question & answer sheets.

Due week beginning 15/06/2009. This assessment addresses competency elements 1,2,3,4 & 6.

Mark value 50%


Assessment Matrix

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