Course Title: Produce Commercial Working Drawing for Type C Building Projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: ARCH5137

Course ID: 033946

Course Title: Produce Commercial Working Drawing for Type C Building Projects

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Program Code: C5143 - Diploma of Building Design and Technology

Course Contact : Michael Goss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

iNino G. Lucci
Phone 9925 4062
Fax 99254826
e- mail

Nominal Hours: 90

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

This unit must be assessed after attainment of competency in ALL CORE units of the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting, except Produce Drawing Documentation for Private Residential Buildings.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills required to rad and interpret codes, plans/specifications and to undertake the production of architectural working drawings of Class 2 to Class 9 complying with the Building code of Australia (BCA) for residential, commercial and industrial Type ‘C’ buildings.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LCTZ Produce Commercial Working Drawing for Type C Building Projects


Develop a set of working drawings for a Type “C” building project in accordance with BCA including relevant Stat Territory Appendix, other governing regulations and Australian Standards.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Building construction details using fundamental consideration of design factors are determined.

1.2 A representative set of working drawings for a Type “C”building with associated notation and dimensions using architectural conventions and complying with the BCA and Australian Standards is completed.

1.3 Documentation is compiled to satisfy local government approval requirements.


Draw building plans, details, se4ctions and three-dimensional sketches relating to main components of construction, finishes and specification notes to a standard suitable for building permit approval.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 A research journal is compiled comprising a record of thesite visits, photographs, 3D sketches and sections in accordance with project aims.

2.2 Draft working drawings with annotated construction details are completed in accordance with BCA relevant State or Territory Legislation and Australian Standards.


Read and interpret plans and specifications, structural engineering drawings, soil tests, steel fabrication, survey plans and levels plan for temporary structure and works.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Inter-relationships between plans and specifications are identified and interpreted.

3.2 Location and interpretation of key information isidentified according to drawing and specifications.

3.3 Key information is located and identified.

3.4 Drawing responses are identified in accordance with relevant Australian Standards and BCA

Learning Outcomes

Develop a set of working drawings for a Type “C” building project in accordance with BCA including relevant Stat Territory Appendix, other governing regulations and Australian Standards.

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

To achieve the required learning outcome students need to complete a series of activities
which integrate within practical / theory exercises, that align to the course key competencies.

These include:

1    Collecting, analysing and organising ideas andinformation

2    Communicating ideas and information

3    Planning and organising activities

4    Working with others and in teams

5    Solving problems

6    Using mathematical ideas and techniques

7    Using technology

Teaching Schedule

Week 1    Reading of plans and structural engineers drawings and conversion to
                architectural / building detail

Week 2    Site plans

Week 3    Land surveyors plans, levels, contours. Certificate of Title to land

Week 4    Excavation, cut and fill

Week 5    Base structure, masonry construction

Week 6    Wall construction, masonry

Week 7    Internal and external wall claddings

Week 8    Floor plans

Week 9    Elevations

Week 10    Sections

Week 11    Roof construction

Week 12    Composite construction eg steel, masonry and timber

Week 13    Complex roof and wall shapes, flashings box gutters

Week 14    Stairs

Week 15    Glazing

Week 16    Window and door schedules

Week 17    Insulation, sarking

Week 18    Joinery and cupboard detailing

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No Prescribed Text


CHING, F.,Architectural Graphics. Architectural Press 1975.
720.28 C539.

GILL, R.,Rendering with Pen and Ink. Thames and Hudson 1984.
742 G475.

LA REEKIE, L.,Descriptive Geometry for Architects and Builders. Arnold.

LASEAU, P.,Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers. V.N. Reinhold, 1980, 720.28 L343.

CHING, F.,Architecture, Form, Space and Order, V.N. Reinhold, 1979. 720.1 C539

PORTER, T.,How Architects Visualise, Studio Vista. London, 1979.
729 P848.

HOGARTH, P., Drawing Architecture - A Creative Approach. Pitman. 1973. 729.28 H715

WANG, T.,Sketching with Markers. V.N. Reinhold. 1981,
741.26 W246.

LOCKARD, W.,Drawing as a means to Architecture. Pepper Publishing, 1977. 720.28 L813.

AS 1100 Part 301 Architectural Drawing. Ctr 690 S785.

FORSYTH, K.,Graphics for Architecture. V.N. Reinhold, 1980.

ATKIN, W.,Architectural Presentation Techniques. V.N. Reinhold, 1976. 720.28 A873

STYLES. K.,Working Drawings H'Book. Nichols, 1982.
Fol. 604.2 S938.

STITT, F.,Systems Drafting. McGraw-Hill, 1980.
Fol. 604.2 S862.

WOODS, F.,Overlay Drafting.

MORGAN’SThe Elements of Structure

MITCHELL’SAdvanced Building Construction

Other Resources

Relevant Australian Standards

Notes on Science of Building - CSIRO publications
Publications of :

Timber Development Associations

Cement and Concrete Association of Australia

CN1 Foundation Soils – 1982
TN61 Articulated Walling
T22 Basic Guide to Concrete Construction
Z4 Design & Detailing of Precast Concrete 1983
T27 Tilt Up Technical Manual 1990
TN54 Industrial Floors & Pavement Construction
T26 Concrete Floor Systems 1980
T39 Reinforced Concrete Slab Floors for Houses
T40 Guide to Suspended Concrete Floors for Houses

Building materials manufacturers and suppliers.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is progressive and will require demonstrated competence in one or more of the following ways:

Practical projects, drawings and documentation, visual and oral presentations, written assignments, CAD modelling, digital presentations, visual recognition tests, written reports and studio based activities.

All assignments will have set due dates which must be adhered to. Late submission of work will carry a penalty but may be considered by prior arrangement if supported with a medical certificate or other appropriate documentation.

Assessment Tasks

Students complete selected architectural drawing documentation in compliance with the codes of
practice and BCA requirements to describe the building to the builder and sub-contractors.

Drawings are checked as being :
• fully annotated,
• fully dimensioned,
• constructionally correct
• fully co-ordinated and cross referenced to each other.

Checked for appropriate scale, adhesive and material selection.

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