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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: ARCH5212C

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

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:design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kieron Meagher kieron.meagher@rmit.edu.au

Tutorial teacher Sarah Light  sarah.light@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:

MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces

Element:

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:

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

Element:

Conduct project evaluation

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Applicable work health and safety (WHS), 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:

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:

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


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 Australian Standards ie. AS1428 parts 1 & 2 1,2,4
 4Joinery: Standard carcass construction & custom joinery lecture As per rmit policy  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
                                                                                      Mid Semester break
 9Designing Ceilings lecure (inc. RCP in detail) 1,2,3,5
 10Services: Lighting Part 1 & Part 2  lectrue 2,3,4,5,
 11Detailing lecture 2,3,4,5
12 Services: Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical lecture. Construction Timelines  3
 13Update AS1428 lecture Waterproofing/insulation Lecture 3
 14Services: Climate control & sustainability  3
 15Tutorial responding to student work & questions 3,4,5
 16Submission week Task 2 due3,4,5,
 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   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
11Tutorial responding to student work & questions 1,2,3,4,5
                                                                                                   Mid Semester break
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 Task 3 due (Construction details & referencing back through package).1,2,3,4,5
 16submission weekfeedback & review as individually required1,2,3,4,5


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.

The library  provides guides on academic references http://rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liason Librarian


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 Task 1

Joinery Unit Project  due week 8 semester 1 

Assement Task 2

Project due week 16 semester 1

Assessment Task 3

Construction Detail & Referencing back through package Project due week 15 semester 2  

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
(http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration)

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


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 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:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff%2FWorkplace%20essentials%2FStudent,%20program%20and%20course%20administration%2F;ID=km6d4uzduuom;STATUS=A)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1)

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.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf)

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.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w)
Further links - Application for extension of time
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf)

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n)

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