Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set out procedures for building projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BUIL5919C

Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set out procedures for building projects

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5236 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact : Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Ntuwah
william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 99254445

Nominal Hours: 72

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 specifies the competency required to undertake site surveys and set out procedures on civil and residential building projects. It includes the use of basic measuring and levelling equipment, the recording and interpretation of data, the evaluation of and compliance with relevant legislation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BCGSV5007A Undertake site surveys and set out procedures for building projects

Element:

1. Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Areas and volumes of regular shapes and figures are calculated
1.2 Distances are measured accurately independent of site characteristics and measurement methods
1.3 Distances are measured on building sites within a tolerance of 1mm error in 4.0m or (1:4000) without error
1.4 Overall distances are calculated from field data without error
1.5 Slope corrections are recorded accurately

Element:

2. Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Levelling equipment is inspected for damage, wear and serviceability
2.2. Set-up steps are performed and instruments made ready for use without error
2.3 Instruments are checked for accuracy and adjusted (where possible) within 3 mm over 60 metres using the two peg test
2.4 Closed level traverse is completed with a minimum of 15 points, including an inverted reading, with a minimum of 5 change points all within a closing tolerance of 10 mm
2.5 Data of traverse is correctly recorded and extended including mathematical column checks by use of the Rise
and Fall method

Element:

3. Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Site identification is established and all survey pegs located without error
3.2. Grid distances are determined and grid is pegged correctly
3.3. All site detail which may effect the building operation is recorded without error
3.4. Reduced levels of all grid points are determined from a close performed onto the bench mark to within 10 mm, without error
3.5. Contour lines are plotted on the site plan at intervals appropriate to the site with longitudinal and cross sections
pegged and measured as nominated within 100 mm. Sections are plotted to scale without error.
3.6. Grades of line are determined within a 0.5 tolerance and expressed as percentage, rise to run ratio, or degrees.
3.7. Cut and fill volumes of soil are calculated from site plan using contour lines for determining reduced levels (RLs)
within 5 tolerance.

Element:

4. Set out T-shaped or L-shaped buildings on a selected site with minimal profiles

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Site information is identified from Site Plan and dimensions checked on plan drawings without error
4.2. Site is identified and survey pegs measured to ensure correct identification occurred before pilot pegs are
positioned within 50 mm of true location of the squared building dimensions
4.3. Profile pegs are set-up on site at a working distance from pilot pegs and parallel to pilot line, profile boards fixed to pegs and level within itself of 5 mm and 15 mm of each other
4.4 Set out profiles on steep slopes accurately

Element:

5. Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Basic tests on levelling devices accuracy/adjustment are performed to manufacturers specifications
5.2 Temporary adjustments to "set up" levelling devices are carried out to standard operating procedures
5.3 Levelling devices are used to determine (read) both horizontal and vertical angles to an accuracy of 20"
5.4 Levelling devices are used to set our horizontal angles to an accuracy of 20"
5.5 Site is set out to specifications using a typical levelling device and tape

Element:

6. Identify levelling/ surveying equipment suitability for large building projects

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Differences between the various types of specialised surveying equipment are researched and recorded
6.2. Equipment is used to control set out and vertical is identified
6.3. Basic differences in survey control and set out between frame and concrete multi-storey buildings is outlined
6.4. Carry out survey of each level for vertical accuracy of 10 mm using two levelling devices

Element:

7. Compute coordinates, bearings and distances related to grids and general set out work on large building sites

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Site information is identified from Site Plan and dimensions checked on plan drawings without error
7.2 Site is identified and survey pegs measured to ensure correct identification occurred before pilot pegs are
positioned within 50 mm of true location of the squared building dimensions
7.3 Profile pegs are set-up on site at a working distance from pilot pegs and parallel to pilot line, profile boards fixed to pegs and level within itself of 5 mm and 15 mm of each other

7.4 Set out profiles on steep slopes accurately

Element:

8. Evaluate documents and plans incorporated in land titles

Performance Criteria:

8.1 The documents, which make up a land title, are listed and their relationship to each other outlined according to relevant government legislation
8.2 Different restrictions on the use of land title and restricted development are illustrated
8.3 Building covenants and the statutory bodies responsible are identified
8.4 Restrictions stated in legislation which regulate setbacks for residential buildings are identified and differentiated.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in undertaking site surveys and set out procedures on civil and residential building projects and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.


Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements

Week No.

Topic delivered      

Assessment/Task

1Collect vertical control data - Local Datum Fieldwork, Computation & Report
2Collect vertical control data - Local Datum Fieldwork, Computation & Report
3Collect vertical control data (Braced Quadrilateral network) Fieldwork, Computation & Report
4Collect vertical control data (Braced Quadrilateral network) Fieldwork, Computation & Report
5Measurement with a steel band , Levelling (extended network) Fieldwork, Computation & Report
6Measurement with a steel band , Levelling (extended network) Fieldwork, Computation & Report
7Collect horizontal control data (Total Station), LevellingFieldwork, Computation & Report
8Collect horizontal control data (Total Station), LevellingFieldwork, Computation & Report
9Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums)Fieldwork, Computation & Report
10Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums)Fieldwork, Computation & Report
11Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums) - extended network Fieldwork, Computation & Report
12Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums) - extended network Fieldwork, Computation & Report
13Collect Horizontal data of the irregular boundaryFieldwork, Computation & Report
14Collect Horizontal data of the irregular boundaryFieldwork, Computation & Report
15Grid levelling and contour planFieldwork, Computation & Report
16Grid levelling and contour planFieldwork, Computation & Report
17Portfolio of workFieldwork, Computation & Report
18Review 
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold.


References


Other Resources

Web Resources:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/ - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links.
http://www.lands.vic.gov.au/ - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management.
http://www.isaust.org.au - Institute of Surveyors, Australia
http://www.mappingsciences.org.au - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia
http://www.anzlic.org.au - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council
http://www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors.
http://www.icsm.gov.au/ - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys
http://www.ga.gov.au/ - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS


Overview of Assessment

Competency is demonstrated in this unit by performance of all stated criteria, which include :
Compliance with occupational health and safety regulations applicable to workplace operations.
• Application of organisational management policies and procedures including quality assurance requirements where applicable.
• Application of site surveys and set out procedures to building projects, the associated reporting of data, findings, recommendations and strategies for at least one civil or residential building project or equivalent in compliance with relevant legislation.
• Provision of reports to appropriate body/individual as determined by the project brief.
• Application of strategic plans, workplace policies and procedures.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of the simulate workplace project and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives.

Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.


Assessment Matrix

 

Element 1 Measure linear distances on site using building and basic
surveying equipment
Project 1
Element 2Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using
the Rise and Fall recording method
Project 1
Element 3Perform grid surveys for contour purposes
Project 1
Element 4Set out T-shaped or L- shaped buildings on a
selected site with minimal profiles
Project 1
Element 5Set up and use levelling devices to determine
horizontal and vertical angles
Project 1
Element 6Identify levelling/ surveying equipment suitability for
large building projects
Project 1
Element 7Compute coordinates, Bearings and distances
related to grids and general set out work on large
building sites
Project 1
Element 8Evaluate documents and plans incorporated in land
titles
Project 1

Note: Assignment due dates will be issued on commencement of the course

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