Course Title: Apply Principles of Desgin, Documentation and Project Administration to Buildings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: ARCH5149

Course Title: Apply Principles of Desgin, Documentation and Project Administration to Buildings

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6060 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design and Project Administration

Course Contact : Peter Schenkel

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4037

Course Contact Email:peter.schenkel@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 120

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 course relates to the application of design resolution ,contract documentation and project administration principles, methods and standards complying with the provisions of the Building Code Of Australia for all buildings up to and including Type A Construction.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LCWE Apply Principles of Desgin, Documentation and Project Administration to Buildings

Element:

Administer a contract for building works

Performance Criteria:

14.1 The Contractor’s project construction program is reviewed and agreed, together with progress claim schedule.

14.2 Document control and contract variation procedures are developed and the management process is described.

14.3 Cost control and financial management systems are set up and monitoring process is described.

14.4 The method for setting up regular site meetings and inspections of building works, carried out in accordance with QA procedures, are described.

14.5  Arbitration and mediation processes as they relate to dispute management or avoidance are described.

14.6 Contract completion and building handover process is described.

Element:

Determine and evaluate the brief requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine and evaluate the brief requirements. Client requirements are acquired.

1.2 The site is evaluated to clarify limitations and comply with environmental audit
.
1.3 Stakeholders are identified and their needs addressed.

 1.4 The brief is drafted and evaluated against client objectives.

1.5  Initial feasibility study is performed.

1.6 Communication channels are determined and established with the client, consultants and authorities.

1.7 Brief is submitted to client for confirmation.

Element:

Develop design concepts

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Job activities are listed and prioritised.

2.2 Activities are sequenced and allocated a provisional time frame.

2.3 Human resources are determined, based on job completion date.

2.4 Project schedule is prepared and distributed to all takeholders.

Element:

Formalise design solution and produce presentation drawings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The synthesised design is finally checked against all criteria and agreed to by the design team.

4.2 Materials and the most efficient construction methods are determined.

4.3 A range of rendered 3D images, plans and elevations to scale are generated.

4.4 Competition standard presentation drawings are produced as required.

4.5 Animated views and/or a model are produced to assist the clients comprehension of the final design.

4.6 Final estimates of are costs made with help from consultants, as required.

Element:

Invite and review tenders for a building contract

Performance Criteria:

13.1 The Tender process is determined according to the project time frame, the clients needs and the current competitiveness of the construction industry.

13.2 Clear and concise tender documents are prepared
.
13.3 Invitations to tender are offered to companies capable of undertaking the project.

Element:

Obtain construction approval

Performance Criteria:

11.1 Approval requirements of the local authority are checked and described.

11.2 All the necessary documentation is prepared and submitted to the building surveyor.

11.3 Building approval outcome is examined for any required modifications to the working drawings and specification.

Element:

Plan and organise production of working drawings

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Design brief is reviewed and limitations noted.

7.2 Working drawing requirements are identified.

7.3 Physical and Human Resources are organised and notified.

7.4 Working drawing schedule is prepared and distributed.

Element:

Prepare building contract for project construction.

Performance Criteria:

12.1 The type of contract is determined based on the project size, level of risk, construction time frame, client needs
and company policy.

12.2 The contract is drawn up clearly and unambiguously reflecting the rights, responsibilities and risk sharing of all
interested parties.

12.3 The contract is reviewed by interested parties and varied by negotiation as required, to ensure broad acceptance.

12.4 The contract is signed and witnessed by all parties to formalise the start of the project.

Element:

Prepare submission for development approval.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Designs are revised in accordance with feedback from the stakeholders.

6.2 Approval requirements are checked and complied with.

6.3 Building approval application is submitted.

6.4 Conditions placed on the building application approval are evaluated and solutions generated.

Element:

Present final design concepts for approval to stakeholders

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Brief discrepancies are evaluated, reviewed and amendments negotiated.

3.2 Design parameters and constraints are identified.

3.3 Design concepts are developed and committed to hard copy scaled sketches.

3.4 Designs are continuously reviewed against requirements including functionality, aesthetics, services, costs and
client feedback.

Element:

Produce a specification to describe the nature and scope of the works

Performance Criteria:

10.1 Nature and scope of the works is identified and specification requirements are determined.

10.2 Contractual obligations of the parties are clearly detailed in the specification.

10.3 The specification is written/edited to suit the project and in accordance with company policy, QA, Australian
Standards and State legislation.

Element:

Produce working drawings

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Team meeting is organised to launch the documentation of the new project.
8.2 Working drawings are produced with required details in accordance with the BCA and Standards.
8.3 Partly completed drawings are referred to consultants progressively to allow integrated documentation to
proceed efficiently

Element:

Review, check and authorise all working drawings.

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Team meeting is organised to launch the documentation of the new project.

8.2 Working drawings are produced with required details in accordance with the BCA and Standards.

8.3 Partly completed drawings are referred to consultants progressively to allow integrated documentation to
proceed efficiently

Element:

Schedule the project job plan and determine staffing needs.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Job activities are listed and prioritised
.
2.2 Activities are sequenced and allocated a provisional time frame.

2.3 Human resources are determined, based on job completion date.

2.4 Project schedule is prepared and distributed to all stakeholders.


Learning Outcomes


The learning activity is modelled on the operation of a building design office.
Course delivery is through: site visits, studio lectures, discussions and workshops, on-line forum treads, independant and group research.
Students will be required to manage ,administer and document the academic program req uirements through the use od a client based building design project.


Details of Learning Activities

The learning activity is modelled on the operation of a building design office.
Course delivery is through: site visits, studio lectures, discussions and workshops, on-line forum treads, independant and group research.
Students will be required to manage ,administer and document the academic program req uirements through the use od a client based building design project.


Teaching Schedule

WeekDateActivity Issue 01.07
    
W0112 FebruaryCourse BriefingCourse and learning structures
 13Briefing/StudioSite survey/neighbourhood Study
 17Briefing/Studio 
    
W0219Briefing/Studio 
 20Briefing/Studio 
 25Studio 
    
W0326 Briefing/Studio 
 01 MarchBriefing/Studio 
 02Studio 
    
W0405Briefing/Studio 
 06Briefing/Studio 
 10Studio 
    
 W05 12 Briefing/Studio 
  13 Briefing/Studio 
  16  
    
 W06 19 Briefing/Studio 
  20 Briefing/Studio 
  23 Studio 
    
 W07 26 Briefing/Studio 
  27 Briefing/Studio 
  30 Studio 
    
 W08 02 April Briefing/Studfio 
  03 Briefing/Studio 
    
  06-13 April Easter 
    
 W09 16 Briefing/Studio 
  17 Briefing/Studio 
  20 Studio 
    
 W10 23 Briefing/Studio 
  24 Briefing/Studfio 
  27 Studio 
    
 W11 30 Briefing/Studio 
  01 May Briefing/Studio 
  04 Studio 
    
 W12 07 Briefing/Studio 
  08 Briefing/Studio 
  11 Studio 
    
W1314Briefing/Studio 
 15Briefing/Studfio 
 18Studio 
    
W1421Briefing/Studio 
 22Briefing/Studio 
 25Studio 
    
W1528Briefing/Studio 
 29Briefing/Studio 
 01 JuneStudio 
    
W1604Briefing/Studio 
 05Briefing/Studio 
 08Studio 
    
W1711No classesQueens Bithday
 12Studio 
 15Board RoomClient Presentations
    
W1818Studio 
 19StudioProject Completionand submission
 22StudioProject moderation and review


Mid Semester Break 22 June to 06 July
Note: Program dates may be amended due to change of circumstances








Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AUBRCC Building Code of Australia. Appendices & Update Service. Canberra.

Australian Standards

Newfert, Ernst. Architects’ Data. Blackwell, Oxford (1980) 1995.

John Gelder, Specifying Buildings , Natspec Pty Ltd 1995

Fred Stitt, Project Management Checklists,Van Nostrand Reinhold New York, 1992

Peter Barret, Catherine Stanley, Better Construction Briefing. Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford.1999

A. D. Austen, R.H.Neil ,Manging Construction Projects, International Labour Office, Geneva,1984

Ronald Green, The Architects Guide to Running a Job, Architectural Press, Oxford 2000

Leonard Beavan, David Dry, Architects Job Book, RIBA Publications Ltd, London, 1977



References

BDAV Practice Notes RAIA Advisory Notes


Other Resources

Not applicable


Overview of Assessment

Introduction
Students will prepare individual reports covering the content of their project work
Reports will be A4 size ( A3 documents will be folded in the prescribed way)
Reports will bound and formatted in a professional manner
All work to be in hard copy format, electronic format in CD can also be included
Additional work from other courses and consultants will be included as appendixes

Note: Expect that the formatting of this document will require forward planning and
time allocation, including consideration as to composition and structure.

All research, notes, preliminary work to be included in formatted project file


Assessment Tasks

ASSESSMENT PLANNER 2007

Introduction
Students will prepare individual reports covering the content of their project work
Reports will be A4 size ( A3 documents will be folded in the prescribed way)
Reports will bound and formatted in a professional manner
All work to be in hard copy format, electronic format in CD can also be included
Additional work from other courses and consultants will be included as appendixes

Note: Expect that the formatting of this document will require forward planning and
time allocation, including consideration as to composition and structure.

All research, notes, preliminary work to be included in formatted project file

Presentation of Project
Verbal and digital presentation to clients

Reports may be presented in a series of separate volumes if necessary to suite your format
requirements

REPORT CONTENTS
Front Cover Project title, author, graphic
Title Page Project title, author, student number, course name, Department, Date
Table of contents, Volumes, Report Sections, Subsections, Drawings Schedules, Image Schedules

Introduction
Project description (overview only)

Project Administration
Personal schedule
Project planning :Identification and scheduling of all project stages
Project dates
Documentation planning: Estimates of times required to produce documents
Time sheets of actual time spent compared to estimates
Project file: Set up project file index
Statutory authorities: Application forms
Other : Learning outcomes identified and signed off on completion

Predesign
Brief Scope of works
Accomodation requirements
Site Investigation :Suburb description/history
Neighbouring properties
Typology
Heritage Evaluation
Services
Site description

Existing building survey, Measured drawings
Photographic survey

Statutory Requirements Urban Planning
Rescode
Envelope
BCA
5 Star Rating Compliance
Development Options :Preparation of design options

Design Schematic
Design: Preparation of schematic designs
Design Develoment: Application Title page
Presentation Drawings Table of contents
Design Response Locality Plan
Site Plan including neighbours
Streetscape
Design response
Floor plans
All Elevations including existing building
Sections
Shadow diagrams
Materials and finishes schedules

Rescode report

Budget costing Cordells or Rawlinsons

Exterior colour schemes

Contract Documentation
Working Drawings Preparation of working Site Plan location drawings Existing condition drawings location
Demolition drawings location
Site works including protection of neighours property location
Works to existing building
Floor plans location
Roof plans location
Elevations location
Section location

Sections x2 assembly
Details x4 detail

Specifictions
Preparation of Project General conditions
Specifictions Standard Trade sections

Contract Administration
Building Contracts BDAV standard contract
Tender Procedure Correspondence
Contract administration BDAV standard forms

Completion
Project costing: Review budget costings

Appendix
Appendix Research Report Research
Marketing Brochures CAD
Landscape Plan Sustainability
etc



Assessment Matrix

Level 1
Students must submit work for interim competancy assessment at the completion of each designated stage of work
and achieve a pass grade for all performance criteria scheduled.
Criteria:
Participation & contribution to Studio
Demonstation of compency in scheduled performance tasks
Completeness and complexity of task resolution.

Grades:  Satisfactory                   Not satisfactory

Level 2
Submission of all assessment tasks in a competant professional standard to industry standard.

Job Plan and associated schedules10 
Design and Contract Documentation70 
Client Presentation10 
Studio participation and contribution10100 marks

RMIT Mark Table 7                                              0-49 N      P 50-59   C 60-69   D70-79   H80-100

Other Information

Late Submission of Work
Special consideration for extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on validation of the student’s claim and negotiation for a remedial strategy will be devised based on the individual’s circumstances and needs.
An extension of time request WILL NOT be considered within 48 hours of an assessment task submission date, regardless of circumstance.
Late Submissions: without signed approval for an extension of time by the course teacher, shall incur a 10% mark reduction per day penalty for 5 days. After such a period of time, the assessment task will not be accepted.

Assessment Decisions:
Final assessment decisions can be reviewed/ appealed. The appeals process is identical across all courses and direction should be sought first from the course teacher to initiate the appeal.

Student Responsibilities:
In undertaking this course students require to be responsible for.

The time management of the course work in order to complete all work requirements satisfactorily and on time.
To either be in attendance for classes or alternatively to ensure, establish and clarify what content has been missed to maintain a consistent academic progress.
To be proactive in mastering the academic material of the course by challenging, questioning and extending course outcomes.
To be responsible for the maintenance of a non-disruptive and scholastic attitude in the learning environment.

Plagiarism:
Definition: The presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation.
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral, written or visual presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which carry a range of penalties, including the cancellation of results and exclusion from your program.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarised by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material.
Consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

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