Course Title: Evaluate site for interior design brief
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: ARCH5207C
Course Title: Evaluate site for interior design brief
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
John Perperis email@example.com
Sarah Whyte firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Light sarah.light@rmit,edu.au
Nominal Hours: 40
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
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to evaluate materials and construction methods used on a site in order to determine their impact on the interior design brief.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for interior design brief
Assess materials used in interior space
1.1 Applicable work health and safety (WHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to conducting site visits are verified and complied with
Prepare for site evaluation
Assess structural aspects of interior space
3.1 Materials used in interior walls are identified and their features, applications and limitations assessed
4.1 Plumbing, water and drainage features that may impact on design brief are identified and assessed
Conduct additional research to support site evaluation
5.1 Specialist professionals are consulted to verify or further determine outcomes relevant to design requirements
This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required to identify the features and implications associated with common structural techniques used for walls, ceilings and floors and the materials used. It also covers a simple assessment of main services to determine suitability for design requirements.
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
In class activities may include:
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• design activities or projects
• online activiities
• group projects
• peer learning
• guest lecture
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• site visits (observations)
• studio practice
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
This course is taught and assessed with ARCH 5208C Develop a Decoration Proposal
A detailed Weekly Schedule is available on Blackboard
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class
needs and availability of speakers and resources
(EVALUATE SITE FOR DESIGN)
(DEVELOP A DECORATION PROPOSAL)
|1.1-1.5|| Analyse the project brief||1.1-1.7|
|Collect infortmation for design brief||Analyse the project brief |
|10||Conduct research for design||2.1-2.7||Generate decorative theme and concepts|| 1.2-1.7 |
|Conduct research for brief||Generate decorative theme and concepts||2.1-2.6 |
|11||Assess structural aspects of space||2.1-2.7|| refine || Due Task I
|Concept presentation||Concept presentation|
|12||Assess services||4.1-4.3||Generate decorative theme and concepts|| 3.1-3.5 |
|Assess services|| Select & specify internal finishes |
|13||Assess materials used in interior space||3.1-3.4||Select & specify internal finishes|| 4.3-4.6 |
|Assess materials used in interior space||Select & specify internal finishes |
|14||Conduct additional research ti support site evatuation||5.1-5.5||Select & specify internal finishes|| 4.1-4.2 |
|Conduct additional research ti support site evatuation||Present a fully resolved scheme & evaluate client responseDocumentation||4.1-4.2 |
|Presentation ||Presentation||5.1-5.7||Task 2|
For Site Visits you will require the following equipment :
8m Tape Measure and Digital Camera
Overview of Assessment
• Effectively assess structural and non structural elements of a site to determine implications for interior design
• Identify the features and implications of construction techniques identified in the range of variables
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for assessing a site
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area
You will undertake one major project which includes several key components to demonstrate your competence in a range of areas.
This major oroject is to detail a significant renovation of a commercial or public building
Assessment tasks are linked to the subjects ARCH 5207C Evaluate Site for Interior Design Brief and GRAP 5208C Establish the Design Brief
Assessment Tasks include the following :
Photographic evidence and documentaiton of the Site Visit and an evaluation of site characteristics including: orientation, existing structures and services, heritage overlays and council regulations.
Task 1 : Concept Presentation
Themes and concepts are presented to the client using sketches ,mood boards and Concept boards
Task 2 : Board Presentation:
Final decoration solution solution is prsented to the client in a professional mannere using a range of digital media.
Task 3 Documentation;
Plans , elevations with schedules.
You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.
The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has
produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing)
This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment
CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment
An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).
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 be successful in this course.
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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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.
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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.
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Further links - Application for extension of time
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
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