Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUIL5997C

Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email:vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 140

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 of competency specifies the outcomes required to identify drawings, specifications and requirements for services in a range of medium rise and wide span commercial projects. It requires an ability to identify and evaluate differing methods and services in accordance with building regulations and standards.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

Element:

1. Evaluate commonly used methods of water storage supply and layouts.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Water supply , connection and layout are sketched for a
residence connected to a town supply or a tank storage
supply in accordance with relevant building regulations
and standards.
1.2 Use of pumps to maintain water levels in storage tanks is
documented for single and two-stage pumping.
1.3 Limitations of water storage tanks connected for
multi-function and single function services are identified
and addressed.

Element:

3. Assess commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation and air distribution and their layout.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Methods of mechanical ventilation and air distribution
are identified and sketched.
3.2 Mechanical ventilation and air distribution system design
layout is appropriate to the building design and
complementary to other services.

Element:

4. Evaluate the range of hot water systems.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Operating principles of various types of hot water systems
are evaluated.
4.2 Suitable hot water system is selected according to
accepted and agreed requirements and specifications.

Element:

2. Evaluate methods of sewerage and drainage disposal and their layouts.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Sewerage connection and layout are sketched in
accordance with relevant building regulations and
standards.
2.2 Different stack types are assessed with reference to
number of fixtures and building type.
2.3 Fixture units are identified.
2.4 Methods used to connect main drains to local authority
sewers are assessed against relevant building standards.
2.5 Disposal of sewerage from fixtures situated below the
level of the local authority sewer is assessed in
accordance with relevant building regulations and
standards.
2.6 Collection, treatment and disposal of prohibited
discharges are monitored for non-domestic buildings.

Element:

5. Evaluate effective natural lighting for a range of situations.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Methods of roof construction used for daylight
transmission are identified and outlined in accordance with
relevant building regulations and standards.
5.2 Methods used in artificial lighting are compared for
various service situations in accordance with relevant
building regulations and standards.

Element:

6. Ensure fire protection standards are met.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Authorities involved in plan perusal and site inspection for
the various building classifications are identified.
6.2 Requirements for sprinkler systems and fire hoses for the
various building classifications are identified according to
legal and regulatory standards.
6.3 Fire detector and alarm systems and the application of fire
doors are addressed according to legal and regulatory
standards.
6.4 Extinguishing agents and their applications are identified.

Element:

7. Outline the requirements for general electrical and electronic service installation.

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Electrical supply authorities and procedures for connection
to site are identified and complied with.
7.2 Electrical design and provision for services are
implemented in accordance with regulations and
Australian standards.
7.3 Electronic cabling , type of service, categories of cabling,
layout of equipment, safe guards, access for maintenance,
repair and extensions are identified and outlined in
accordance with regulations and Australian standards.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, workplace/site visits, simulated workplace learning, online learning via blackboard and other forms of structured teaching and learning). Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.


Teaching Schedule

 

SemesterTopic Content Delivery
1 and 2

Overview of all Services


Water Supply


Electricity in buildings


Sewer/Drainage


Hot Water Services


Fire Services


Lighting


Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning


Electronic Cabling



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil


References

Australian Standards - students to be advised in class. Tafe plumbing publications as advised in class.


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.


Assessment Tasks

There are 3 project based assessments incorporated into a Portfolio which 100 % of the total requirements to complete this Course.
The assessment Portfolio includes 2 submission dates during the Year and then the final date for Submission and completion of all work at the end of the year.
The project based assessments will focus on different elements of the learning activities and address the students ability to both problem solve and provide meaningful solutions. 

Assessment 1 - Plumbing Water and Electrical -  40% of the course marks 

Create an electrical drawing
Prepare a Electrical Specification
Explain wiring, meters and power distribution.
Plumbing Distribution drawing
Water Specification
Water distribution and fixtures.
A minimum of 36 digital photos by the student to demonstrate the understanding of the service 
 

Assessment 2 - Sewer, HWS & Fire systems - 30% of the course marks 

               Drawing of main drains connections. An explanation in assignment format of stack types, fixtures, fixture units, sewerage disposal and prohibited discharges.
               Design a Sewer Specification.
               36 digital photos by the student to show an understanding of the service depicted and an explanation within how the photo relates to an Australian standard or BCA 

               An explanation in assignment format of the operating principles of various types of hot water systems.
               Design a water specification.

  An explanation in assignment format of Fire Extinguishers, Hydrant systems, hose reels, sprinkler systems and fire hoses include use Photos referenced to the BCA and Australian standards.

  The use and application of Fire detectors and alarm systems, and fire doors are according to the legal and regulatory standards

Assessment 3 - Mechanical ventilation and air distribution, Daylight transmission, Electronic cabling, Fire and Emergency Assessment - 30% of the course marks

            A drawing or an explanation referenced to a photographic journal for mechanical ventilation and air distribution.
            In assignment format explain methods of mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and air distribution generally and in enclosed car parks.

            In Assignment format Prepare and explain the Artificial, Natural and Emergency lighting.

            In assignment format Prepare and explain the, categories of electronic cabling in accordance with regulations and Australian Standards.

            In assignment format provide an explanation and photographic journal showing exits, smoke detection, smoke exhaust and emergency lifts

Under special circumstances extension to assessment may be granted. Students are to follow RMIT Special Consideration Policy found in RMIT Policies and procedures link http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=3g3whh1vttr0z;STATUS=A;SECTION=19;PAGE_AUTHOR=Chancellery


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.

All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CP (Competent with Pass) to pass this course. In any assessment 50% equates to being Competent with Pass.
Higher gradings are available. The final grade for the course is calculated taking into account the weighting given to the separate assessments.

Gradings available are:
CP - 50 to 59 - Competent with Pass, CC - 60 to 69 - Competent with Credit, CDI - 70 to 79 - Competent with distinction, CHD - 80 to 100 - Competent with High Distinction. NYC - 0 to 49 - Not Yet Competent

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