Course Title: Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: ARCH5169C

Course Title: Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 skills and knowledge required to specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces in order to achieve design requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID5004A Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces

Element:

1. Conduct project evaluation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to conducting site visits and preparing design specifications are verified and complied with

1.2 Project brief is reviewed and parameters for the project are assessed and confirmed

1.3 Site measurements and drawings are analysed and information on structures and services confirmed

1.4 Construction methods used are identified and implications for design determined

Element:

2. Design structural aspects of design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Location and features of walls are determined and documented


2.2 Location and features of flooring are determined and documented


2.3 Location and features of ceilings are determined and documented

2.4 Location and features of other structures are determined and documented


2.5 Implications of structural designs are identified and addressed


2.6 Costs associated with making structural changes are calculated

2.7 Environmental considerations and access implications for structural ideas are identified and integrated into the design


Learning Outcomes


This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required to determine structural elements, systems and services required to implement interior designs. It includes the production of drawings that include layout specifications using computer aided design programs. Structural elements may include walls, flooring and ceiling components, and services may include plumbing, drainage, electrics, gas and air conditioning. Interior designs may relate to residential or small to medium scale commercial spaces and may include new or existing buildings.
This unit requires employability skills in initiative and enterprise, planning and organising and problem solving in order to determine design specifications. Communication skills are used to interpret and document design information. Self management and learning skills are applied to gain additional information to support design skills.


Details of Learning Activities

To include scheduled lectures, tutorials participation in studio based simulated projects and site visits.


Teaching Schedule

1. Introduction - structural emelments, systems and services are identified wans implications for design determined

2. Floor systems - Location and features of flooring are determined and documented

3. Wall Systems - Location and features of walls are determined and documented

4. Ceiling Systems - Location and features of ceilings are determined and documented

5. Services - Plumbing, air-conditioning and features of electricity outlets are determined and documented

6. Fit-offs - Location and features of built in furniture and joinery fabrication are determined and documented - Submission Project 1

7. Scope of Work - Specification and schedules are developed and documented

8. Site visit - Group A & B (Melbourne Central Class Excursion) Direct observation of structural and non structural components are identified and documented and to be assessed

9. Site Visit - Group C & D (Melbourne Central Class Excursion) Direct observation of structural and non structural components are identified and documented and to be assessed


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Course notes: Authorer.  By Stephan Ozinger


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

• Effectively assess structural and non-structural elements of a site to determine implications for interior design
• Design structural aspects of interior space
• Identify service aspects of interior space
• Complete drawings and specifications for interior design incorporating structural elements and services
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others involved in the project


Assessment Tasks

Project 1: Integrated into design for small to medium scale commercial interiors unit. Assessment of this project will be applied under project related conditions. Students draft up demolition plan(s) completed with layout and specifications for structural, non-structural and services components to be demolished and removed.

Project 2: Students to take two colour reference images of the chosen structural and non-structural detail and to identify determined and document main components of the chosen detail: 1. Structural substrate. 2. Non-structural substrate. 3. Fixing Method Used. 4. Materials, size and/or thickness’. 5. Finishes used.

Project 3: Competency of the project is to be assessed in the realistically simulated workplace and to be applied under project related conditions: A: Students to prepare design documentation drawings completed with layout and specifications for structural, non-structural and service information.  B - Students to draft up two joinery details to scale 1:2.  Students will be required to demonstrate drawing skills together with application of underpinning knowledge of structural elements and systems for interior spaces.


Assessment Matrix

ElementsDemolition Plan for Structural & Non Structural componentsDetails for Structural or Non Structural components

A - Design Documentation Drawings

B - Joinery Details 

Demonstrate Knowledge of structural, non-structural and services used   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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