Course Title: Provide Design Solutions for Type C Buildings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: ARCH5141

Course ID: 033950

Course Title: Provide Design Solutions for Type C Buildings

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: Michael.goss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Schenkel   
peter.schenkel@rmit.edu.au
tel +61 3 9925 4037

Andrew Rodda
andrew.rodda@rmit.edu.au
tel+61 3 9925

Nominal Hours: 40

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 the CORE units of the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting, except for “Produce Drawing Documentation for Private Residential Buildings”.

Course Description

This unit relates to creating design solutions for Type ‘C’ Classification 2 to 9 commercial, industrial or residential buildings, and presenting them as design drawings from which construction documentation can be derived.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LCWC Provide Design Solutions for Type C Buildings

Element:

Ensure that the design meets minim um requirements for fire resistance, access and e4gress, occupants with disabilities and energy use.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The need for compartmentation and the protection of openings is assessed in accordance with the BCA.

4.2 Exits for safe escape of the occupants in case of fire are provided in accordance with the BCA.

4.3 The impact of occupants with disabilities is researched and the design modified to meet their needs in accordance with the client brief and Australian Standards.

4.4 A range of environmental factors are considered during the design phase to ensure energy use is minimised and passive heating and cooling maximised.

4.5 Scaled 2D and 3D sketch design drawings of the proposed dwelling are completed and copied and submitted for scrutiny.

Element:

Evaluate design solutions and refine.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design brief is analysed and design options are considered
.
2.2 Design parameters are established and delineated.

2.3 A design resolution process is agreed upon.

Element:

Investigate the development of national public building styles and international influences from settlement to the start of World War II.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The historic origin of Australian public building styles and their influences built prior to 1939 is researched and recorded. 

1.2 The principle architectural features that characterise the predominant styles are sketched or photographed and recorded for future reference. 

1.3 The use of local or imported materials is recorded and their current availability noted.

1.4 Purpose, cultural, life-style and contextual influences on
building designs is delineated.

Element:

Produce designs for a given Class 2 to 9 building limited to Type “C” construction as specified in the BCA.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The proposed site is investigated and details that will influence the final design solution are recorded
.
3.2 While generating design solutions, anthropometrics and ergonomic principles are used to fashion the solution.

3.3 Spatial relationships within the design are analysed.

3.4 Circulation patterns and functions are used to study a variety of behavioural and movement patterns within the building.

3.5 Sketch plans are produced as part of the design evolution process.

Element:

Solve design problems associated with a given client brief for any Class 2 to 9 building project.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design brief is analysed and design options are
considered.

2.2 Design parameters are established and delineated.

2.3 A design resolution process is agreed upon.


Learning Outcomes


Produce designs for a given Class 2 to 9 building limited to Type “C” construction as specified in the BCA.

Evaluate design solutions and refine.

Solve design problems associated with a given client brief for any Class 2 to 9 building project.

Develope an understanding of national public building styles and international influences from settlement to the start of World War II.


Overview of Learning Activities


Details of Learning Activities

Course is delivered through a combination of topic specific lectures, studio critiques, project reviews, and student verbal presentations

All project  work is augmented by informal class dialogue with teaching staff


Teaching Schedule

 

PROGRAM  Issue 01.07 
WeekDateActivity  
0113 FebruaryCourse briefing  
  PROJECT 1ABlue group 
  PROJECT1BYellow group 
 15Course briefingRed group 
   PROJECT 1B  
     
 02 20  Studio 
  22   
     
 03 27 PROJECT 1 Presentation and review 15 marks
  01 March   
     
 04 06 PROJECT 2 All groups 
  08 BDAV Competition Project briefing 
    Set  research program 
     
 05 13  Research presentations 
  15  Project briefing 
     
 06 20  Site analysis and planning 
  22  Embedding and zoning diagrams 
     
 07 27  Design idea development 
  29  Functional planning 
     
 08 03 April  Studio 
  06  No class 
     
  05-13  Easter Break 
     
 09 17  Plan development 
  19  Interim submission 
     
 10 24  Form development 
  26   
     
 11 01 May  Design development 
  03  Presentation techniques 
     
 12 08  Design development 
  10  Presentation techniques 
     
  11 May PROJECT 1 Submission     4.00pm 
     
 13 15 PROJECT 1 Verbal and digital 
  17  presentations by students 65  Marks
     
 14 22 PROJECT 2 All groups 
 24Urban Modelling Briefing-site visit-research 
     
1529  Exploration -Grids-IDEAS-Opportunities 
 30   
     
1606 June 3-D  forms -Intersections &opportunities 
 09   
     
1712PROJECT 3Presentations and submission20 marks
 14   
     
1619FOLIO SUBMISSIONModeration and review100 marks
 20   

 

Note: Program dates and studio program may be amended due to change of circumstances.
          All key dates will be confirmed during Studio program.

Overview of Learning Resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


AUBRCC Building Code of Australia. Appendices & Update Service. Canberra.

Australian Standards

BDAV Practice Notes RAIA Advisory Notes

Newfert, Ernst. Architects’ Data. Blackwell, Oxford (1980) 1995.


References

Ching.Francis D.K., Architecture:Form,Space &Order,Van Nostrand Reinhold,New York,1979


Other Resources

Standard architectural drafting equipment, model making equipment


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, Hand Built 3D Models.
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

Project 1 : Design work to be presented in digital format

Project 2: Research assignment presented in digital format
                   Design submission as per the BDAV competition brief

Project 3: Form and development , models including a formatted digital diary

All project submission will be suppoorted by a folio of  detailing the resolution and development f the project

Other Information

Late Submission of Work
Special consideration for extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on validation of the student’s claim and negotiation for a remedial strategy will be devised based on the individual’s circumstances and needs.
An extension of time request WILL NOT be considered within 48 hours of an assessment task submission date, regardless of circumstance.
Late Submissions: without signed approval for an extension of time by the course teacher, shall incur a 10% mark reduction per day penalty for 5 days. After such a period of time, the assessment task will not be accepted.

Assessment Decisions:
Final assessment decisions can be reviewed/ appealed. The appeals process is identical across all courses and direction should be sought first from the course teacher to initiate the appeal.

Student Responsibilities:
In undertaking this course students require to be responsible for.

The time management of the course work in order to complete all work requirements satisfactorily and on time.
To either be in attendance for classes or alternatively to ensure, establish and clarify what content has been missed to maintain a consistent academic progress.
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.

Plagiarism:
Definition: The presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation.
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral, written or visual presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which carry a range of penalties, including the cancellation of results and exclusion from your program.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarised by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material.
Consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher. University Plagiarism Statement


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