Course Title: Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: ARCH5215C

Course Title: Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

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

Lecturer for  Full time :Kieron Meagher  kieron.meagher@rmit.edu.au

First Year Co-ordinator: Lindsey Glover Lindsey.glover@rmit.edu.au

Accelerated Program Co-ordinator: Jennifer Woods Jennifer.woods@rmit.edu.au

Lecturer for Accelerated :Kieron Meagher kieron.meagher@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 54

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 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:

MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

Element:

Recommend hard materials and finishes

Performance Criteria:

4.1
Elements and principles of design, including liveability and accessibility, are used to examine the appropriateness of hard materials and finishes for client brief requirements
4.2
Hard materials and finishes are selected to meet client brief requirements
4.3
Presentation of research information is made highlighting the findings and rationale for the hard materials and finishes chosen
4.4
Presentation includes a range of presentation strategies, including one or more materials boards

Element:

Identify hard material and finishing requirements for project

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Applicable work health and safety (WHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending hard materials and finishes are verified and complied with
1.2
Project brief is reviewed to determine desired effects for interior space
1.3
Parameters for the project are assessed and confirmed with client
1.4
Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness
1.5
Communication with appropriate personnel is established and maintained

Element:

Identify types and features of hard materials and finishes

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Types of hard materials and finishes and their suitability to wall, floor, ceiling and stair applications are identified
2.2
Types of hard materials and finishes and their suitability to window and door applications are identified
2.3
Other hard material and finish products and their features and applications are identified
2.4
Hard material and finish requirements for application in a residential environment are analysed
2.5
Hard material and finish requirements for application in a commercial or industrial environment are analysed
2.6
Environmental and sustainability considerations for hard materials and finishes are examined

Element:

Research hard materials and finishes

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Aesthetic requirements of the space are assessed
3.2
New hard material and finish technologies are researched and reported
3.3
Tactile requirements of the hard materials and finishes in relation to the design are researched
3.4
Application methods and available expertise for the desired effect are assessed
3.5
Manufacturing processes and available expertise for the desired material and finish are assessed
3.6
Costs of hard materials and finishes are assessed and compared
3.7
Environmental impact of hard materials and finishes are assessed
3.8
Longevity and restorability of hard materials and finishes are researched
3.9
Hazards associated with the use and application of hard materials and finishes are researched
3.10
Quality of hard materials and finishes are assessed


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course will be clustered with the course ARCH5216C "Construction Techniques" and
OHTH5854C "Work, Health & Safety" (Accelerated group only) delivered using a blended
approach in the following modes:

In Class activities will include:

  • Lectures
  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • Creative thinking techniques
  • Construction of models

Out of Class activities will include:

  • Online research
  • Independent project based work

 

Self Directed Learning
Some activities will include a self directed learning approach; self directed learning refers to
organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other
students that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments, field
trips and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

 This course is clustered with the following unit LMFID4007A Identify Interior Building Materials

FIRST YEAR SCHEDULE
WEEKCLASS CONTENT ARCH5216CCLASS CONTENT ARCH5215C
1Floor, Foundations & Floor Systems. Hand out
Task 1
Natural Timber. Briefing of Assessment.
Task 1
2Internal Linings. Windows & DoorsMan Made Timber
3Stairs. Windows & DoorsStone Natural / reconstituted
4Kitchen & BathroomsMasonry Brick & concrete
5JoineryMetals Steel to Copper
6Building Services: Electrical & PlumbingPlastics Acrylics
7Assessment Task 1 dueGlass
8Tutorial & review Briefing on Task 2Tiles ceramic, porcelain, mosaic
9Tutorial & reviewPlaster & Paint. Assessment Task 1 due
10 Briefing on Task 2
11Tutorial & reviewTutorial & review
                                                                 Semester break 21 September to 4 October inclusive
12Tutorial & reviewTutorial & review
13Tutorial & review commence finalising Task 2Tutorial & review commence finalising
Task 2
14Tutorial & review commence finalising Task 2Tutorial & review commence finalising
Task 2
15Task 2 dueTask 2 due
16Review & re-submission as applicable
ACCELERATED SCHEDULE
WEEKCLASS CONTENT ARCH5216CCLASS CONTENT
OHTH5854C
CLASS CONTENT
ARCH5215C
1Floor, Foundations & Floor Systems. Hand
out Task 1
 Natural Timber. Briefing
of Assessment. Task 1
2Internal Linings. Windows & Doors Man Made Timber
3Stairs. Windows & Doors Stone Natural /
reconstituted
4Kitchen & Bathrooms & Joinery Masonry Brick &
concrete
5Accelerated students please note : -
self directed learning this week due to
set up for Open Day
  
6Building Services: Electrical & Plumbing Plastics Acrylics &
Metals Steel to Copper
7Assessment Task 1 due Glass
8Tutorial & review Briefing on Task 2 Tiles ceramic, porcelain,
mosaic
9Tutorial & review Plaster & Paint.
Assessment Task 1 due
10  Briefing on Task 2
11Tutorial & reviewOHS for Interiors
Lecture
Online Quiz
opens
Tutorial & review
                                                                           Semester break 21 September to 4 October inclusive
12Tutorial & reviewrevision onlineTutorial & review
13Tutorial & review commence finalising
Task 2
revision onlineTutorial & review commence finalising
Task 2
14Tutorial & review commence finalising
Task 2
Online Quiz
closes
Tutorial & review
commence finalising Task
2
15Task 2 due Task 2 due
16Review & re-submission as applicable

 

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.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Ballard Bell, V. with Rand, P., 2006, Materials for Design, Princeton Architectural Press, New York

1-56898-558-4

Ching, Francis D. K., 2008, Building Construction Illustrated, 4th Edn., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey

978-0-470-087

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


Other Resources

Students may be required to use some of the following materials in preparation of drawings and
models for this course:

  • drawing pencils, pens and markers
  • scale ruler, metal ruler, adjustable set square
  • paper
  • clays and other plastic compounds (plasticine, plaster)
  • cutting tools (scissors, knives, blades)
  • fibres, tape, sting
  • foam core, polystyrene
  • recycled/found materials
  • measuring tools
  • wire
  • papers, cardboard and paper pulp
  • pliers
  • relevant and current hardware and software
  • wood, metal, fabric, plastic

The university Library has extensive resources for Interior Design Students.
The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your
studies http://rmit.libguides.com/interior decoration.
The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be project based.


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.

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 9

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 assessment


Assessment Matrix

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.
 

Other Information

Attendance - The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and
production. It is strongly advised that you attend all 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 canproceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress

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 duedate, 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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