Course Title: Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: ARCH5174C
Course Title: Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
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
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Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Kieron Meagher email@example.com
Accelerated Program Co-ordinator Nancy Everingham firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominal Hours: 54
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit specifies the outcomes required to research and recommend hard materials and finishes for various interior decoration and design solutions.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMFID4006A Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
1. Identify hard material requirements for project
1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending hard materials are verified and complied with
2. Identify types and features of hard materials
2.1. Types of hard materials and their suitability to wall, floor, ceiling and stair applications is identified
3. Research hard materials
3.1. Aesthetic requirements of the space are assessed
4. Recommend hard materials
4.1. Elements and principles of design are used to examine the appropriateness of hard materials for client brief requirements
This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of hard materials including a range of finishes and applies to a design and decoration retail, consulting or studio environment. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the person’s job and authority.
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.
The mode of delivery for this course will be blended.
In Class Activities will include:
• Guest speakers
• Peer teaching and class presentations
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work
• Industry related excursions
This course is clustered with the following unit LMFID4007A Identify Interior Building Materials
|WEEK||CLASS CONTENT ARCH5174C||ELEMENTS||CLASS CONTENTS ARCH5175C||ELEMENTS|
|1||Introduction to course and assessment procedure||1,2,3,4||Introduction to course and assessment procedure||1,2,3,4|
|2||Timber - Natural Lecture||1,2,3,4||Floor, Foundations & Floor Systems Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|3||Timber - Man-made Lecture||1,2,3,4||Building Code of Australia Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|4||Stone - Natural & Reconstituted Lecture||1,2,3,4||Wall Systems Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|5||Masonry - Bricks & Concrete Lecture||1,2,3,4||Windows & Doors Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|6||Metals Lecture||1,2,3,4||Internal Linings Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|7||Plastics Lecture||1,2,3,4||Stairs Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|8||Tiles Lecture||1,2,3,4||Kitchen & Bathrooms Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|9||Glass Lecture||1,2,3,4||Glass & Glazing Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|10||Plaster Lecture||1,2,3,4||Joinery Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|11||Paint Lecture||1,2,3,4||Building Services - electrical/plumbing Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|12||Specifications & Schedules Lecture||1,2,3,4||Revision and feedback session||1,2,3,4|
|13||OHS for Interiors Lecture||1,2,3,4||OHS For Interiors Lecture||1,2,3,4|
|14||Revision and feedback session||1,2,3,4||Revision and feedback session||1,2,3,4|
|15||Submission of Task 2 Kitchen Materials Board||1,2,3,4||Revision and feedback session||1,2,3,4|
|16||Review and re-submission||1,2,3,4||Review and re-submission||1,2,3,4|
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material outlined in the Weekly Outline, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
Ballard Bell, V. with Rand, P., 2006, Materials for Design, Princeton Architectural Press, New York
Ching, Francis D. K., 2008, Building Construction Illustrated, 4th Edn., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey
Lecture and class notes, refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder
Relevant industry websites and organisations, refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder
Overview of Assessment
• Effectively research and select hard materials to assist with informing the design process and arrive at a solution which meets client requirements
• Effectively apply design elements and principles to the research and selection of hard materials
• Effectively research and select hard materials in accordance with the concepts and design brief
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for researching and recommending hard materials
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area
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.
Assessment Task 1 - Materials Research Blog
Research different hard materials and post your research and images of material in use and innovative uses. Due Date : Week 12
Assessment Task 2 - Materials Board for a Kitchen
Using the Kitchen designed for project in 3D Design Process, select all hard materials, prepare a
materials board with samples, legend and rendered perspective drawing. Due Date: Week 15
RMIT Grade Table
CHD 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 asessment
For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.
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 :http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1
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 : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
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 :http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
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