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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: ARCH5169C

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

School: 320T Architecture & Design

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

Kieron Meagher kieron.meagher@rmit.edu.au

Tutorial teachers

Nancy Everingham nancy.everingham@rmit.edu.au

John Perperis john.perperis@rmit.edu.au

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
 

Element:

3.  Design service aspects

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Location and features of plumbing are determined and documented
3.2. Location and features of air conditioning, if applicable, are determined and documented
3.3. Location and features of electricity outlets are determined and documented
3.4. Location and features of other service aspects, if applicable, are determined and documented
3.5. Implications of service designs are identified and addressed
3.6. Costs associated with making service changes are calculated
3.7. Environmental considerations and access implications for service ideas are identified and integrated into the design
 

Element:

4.  Liaise with specialist professionals

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Specialist professionals are sought out and contacted to assess viability of design
4.2. Costs and work requirements are confirmed with specialist professionals
4.3. Work schedule is developed and tested with industry professionals
 

Element:

5.  Prepare design documentation

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Design drawings are completed with layout and specifications for structural, non-structural and service information
5.2. Budget and project implementation schedule is developed
5.3. Design documentation is prepared for client
5.4. Design is presented to client and reviewed for further improvement
 


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

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Mode of delivery is blended.

In class activities may include:

• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• seminar presentations
• practical placement
• lectures
• design activities or projects
• online activiities
• group projects
• peer learning
• guest lecture
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• workshops
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• site visits (observations)
• studio practice
• tutorials
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
• other activities as decided by teaching staff

Out of class activities may include:

• Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• design activities or projects
• online activiities
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• site visits (observations)
• other activities as decided by teaching staff
 


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCLASS CONTENT LEARNING ELEMENTS
1Orientation week special timeable  
2Introduction lecture 1,5
3Project set up lecture & Introduction to AS1428 parts 1 & 2 1,2,4
 4Joinery: Standard carcass construction & custom joinery lecture As per rmit policy summative assessment Task 1 first draft.

 4.1, 5.1 & relevent aspects of Furniture Industry Training Package

 5An overview to structural typologies lecture 1,2,3,5
 6Lightweight construction & AS1684 lecture 1.2.3.5 
 7Partitions lecture 1,2,3
 8Floor Systems lectureTask 1 due (joinery see week 4)1,2,3,5
 9Designing Ceilings lecure (inc. RCP in detail) 1,2,3,5
 Mid - Semester Break 24th. April to 28th. April inclusive  
 10Services: Lighting Part 1 lectrue 2,3,4,5,
 11Services: Lighting Part 2 lectrue 2,3,4,5
12 Services: Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical lecture 3
 13Electrical & Hydraulic  lecture 3
 14  Update AS1428 lecture  3
 15Services: Climate control & sustainability 3,4,5
 16Submission week Task 2 (Grand Design Competition)  due.3,4,5,
 Mid year break  
 1Site visit 1,2,3,4,5
 2Tutorial responding to student work & questions  1,2,3,4,5
 3Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
 4Tutorial responding to student work & questions   1,2,3,4,5
 5Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
6Tutorial responding to student work & questions Task 3: (Demolition, Existing Conditions Plans & story boarding final documentation package). Due  1,2,3,4,5
 7Tutorial responding to student work & questions  1,2,3,4,5
8Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
9Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
10Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
 Mid Semester break   
11Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
 Mid Semester break 23rd. September - 4th. October inclusive  
12Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
13Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,45
14Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
15Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
 Cup week Break  
 16submission weekTask 4 due (Construction details & referencing back through package).1,2,3,4,5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Ching, f, Building Construction Illustrated, Van Nostrand Reinhold New York 1975

Copperlestone, T, Frank Lloyd Wright, Grange Books 1999

Dunlop, B – Hector, D Ed., Twentieth Century Classics 3 Architects Walter Gropius Le Corbusier Louis I Kahn, Phaidon 1999

Emmitt, S & Grose, C, Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings, Blackwell Press 2006

Engel, H, Measure & Construction of the Japanese House, Tuttle Pub. 1985, IBSN 987-0-804801492-8

Fletcher, B, A History of Architecture on The Comparative Method, Batsford Ltd. 1948 edition (any edition is fine).

Freeland, J. M, A History Architecture In Australia, F. W. Cheshire Publishing Pty Ltd 1968

Goad, P, Bingham - Hall P Ed., New Directions in Australian Architecture, Pesaro Publishing, Sydney, 2001

Galfetti, G. G Ed., Shigeru Ban, GG Portfolio 1997

Hollingsworth, M, Architecture of the 20th. Century, Bison Books 1988

McQuaid, M, Shigeru Ban, Phaidon Press 2008, IBSN 978 0 7148 4629 3

Nishi, K & Hozumi, K, What is Japanese Architecture, Kodansha 1983, ISBN 978-4-7700-1992-9

Ogg, A, Architecture In Steel The Australian Context, The Royal Australian Institute Of Architects 1987

Reid, E, Understanding Buildings, MIT Press 1989

Stains, A, The Australian House Builders Manual, Pinedale Press Dec. 1998

Wilkie, G & Arden, S, Building Your Own Home A Comprehensive Guide For Australian Owner Builders, Lansdowne 1999

Yee, R, Architectural Drawing a Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, John Wiley & Sons 1997

Students will be encouraged to develop there own e & hard copy library.


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

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.

Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


Formative Assessment
 

Summative Assessment
 

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment
HD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)

Other Information

Attendance

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :
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Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
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Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :
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Cover Sheet for Submissions

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :
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