Course Title: Prepare structural steel design drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: CIVE5568

Course Title: Prepare structural steel design drawings

School: 130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6066 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Engineering (Structural Design)

Course Contact : Tony Skinner Program Coordinator

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4444

Course Contact Email:tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator:
Mr Tony Skinner
Tel. 9925 4444
Fax. 99254377
Email: tony.skinner@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

EDX060 – Prepare basic mechanical and civil engineering drawings to AS 1100
EDX080 – Select fabrication processes

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to produce design drawings for steel structures. These drawings would be used for tendering purposes or to produce shop drawings for fabrication.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EDC080 Prepare structural steel design drawings

Element:

Apply data from relevant codes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 AS 4100 is used to determine correct bolt hole edge distances, fabrication tolerances and erection procedures.

Element:

Consider other design and drafting disciplines involved in a structural design project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The types of design and drafting activities that make up a major structural design project can be listed.
2.2 The interaction required between disciplines to ensure that all aspects of the project are considered prior to commencing detailed drafting can be explained.
2.3 Drawings from other major disciplines involved in a major design project which need to be interpreted in order to avoid unnecessary construction clashes can be identified.

Element:

Detail weld types and requirements for field and site

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The terminology for various types and elements of welds can be correctly used.
3.2 Basic weld symbols are correctly applied to structural design drawings.

Element:

Draw structural steel line diagrams

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Structural steel line diagrams are drawn in plan, section and elevation.

Element:

Produce design drawings of various structural components in accordance with the design specifications

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Relevant data is extracted from relevant standards.
5.2 Design drawings of various structural steel components are prepared in accordance with the design specifications and to AS 1100.501.
5.3 Line diagrams, details, sections and views are correctly labelled using an appropriate member marking system

Element:

Specify appropriate protective coatings

Performance Criteria:

6.1 The method for selecting and specifying protective coating can be explained.
6.2 The appropriate protective coating is selected and specified on the drawing.

Element:

Structural and high strength bolts

Performance Criteria:

7.1 The differences between commercial and high strength bolts can be explained.
7.2 The tightening procedures for both commercial and high strength bolts can be explained.
7.3 Bolting procedure designation is applied to structural design drawings.


Learning Outcomes


Apply data from relevant codes

Consider other design and drafting disciplines involved in a structural design project

Detail weld types and requirements for field and site

Draw structural steel line diagrams

Produce design drawings of various structural components in accordance with the design specifications

Specify appropriate protective coatings

Structural and high strength bolts


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher Directed:
Teacher led face to face and one-on-one instruction using overheads and notes covering the concepts of preparing structural steel design drawings to AS 1100 and AS 4100. This will cover each element in designated areas of underpinning knowledge and include:
o Interpreting data from AS 1100 & 4100
o Analysing data
o Layout and interpretation of marking plans
o Layout of steel design drawings
o Design and layout of connections
 Welded
 Bolted
o Use of finishes and protective coatings and methods of specification
o Interpreting the roles of other disciplines within the overall project.

Simulated Workplace Activities:
In a computer lab using Computer Aided Drafting software, using appropriate standard symbols and terminology to AS 1100 & 4100 the student will prepare structural steel design drawings of structural engineering parts based on industry standards and include:
o Preparing steel marking plans
o Preparing detailed steel frame layout
o Prepare a detailed beam drawing
o Prepare a detailed column drawing
o Prepare detailed connection drawings including bolting and welding.
o Specify, label and fully dimension steel connections
o Specify and label finishes and coatings

All above tasks will be incorporated in a small project based on typical workplace activities and covering all aspects of the requirements of completing a set of steel design drawings to industry standards.

Student Self Directed:
• Using the Internet students will research AS 1100 and AS 4100 from Standards Online to obtain an understanding of engineering principles, conventions and drawing practices required for preparing structural steel design drawings.
Students will be encouraged to view and analyse a variety of real-life projects (structural steel design drawings) to increase their understanding of the standard expected in a structural engineering drawing office.


Teaching Schedule

See Online Learning Hub for details.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil


References

AS 1100.401 Technical Drawing – General Principles

AS 1100.501 Technical Drawing – Structural Engineering Drawing.

AS 4100 Steel Structures

SAA/SNZ HB1: 1994 – Technical Drawing for Students

Steel Designers Handbook, by B. Gorenc, R. Tinyou and A. Syam, UNSW Press, 6th Edition, 1996

MicroStation 2D in Practice – V8.1 & beyond. (2004) by Kate Scaife. Pen & Brush Publishers.

General Drafting Standards – School of Infrastructure, Electrotechnology, & Building Services available from the local bookshop

website: www.onesteel.com


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Context of assessment
This unit is most appropriately assessed in the computer laboratory using holistic assessment, based on a variety of simulated work tasks to set time frames.

Assessment Method
Assessment of this unit will involve completion of:
• A series of small assignments from within a project assessed in class and covering the basic elements of preparing structural steel drawings to industry standards (100%).

The format of the assignments and tests will employ case studies and scenarios based on typical workplace activities addressing industry standards
The industry standards applied will reflect those stated in the curriculum document under the sub-heading : ‘Critical aspects of assessment’


Assessment Tasks

As per Assessment Matrix below.


Assessment Matrix

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final AssessmentSubmission Time
1 & 2A series of projects and assignments specified in
the topic activities, assessed in class and covering the elements of preparing structural
steel design layout drawings to industry
standards.
35%Week 4 & 6
3 & 6A series of exercises and assignments specified in the topic activities, assessed in class covering
the development of bolted structural steel connections to industry standards.
10%Week 12 & 14
3 & 4A series of projects and assignments specified in
the topic activities, assessed in class and covering development of welded structural steel connections to industry standards.
10%Week 12 & 14
4 & 6A series of projects and assignments specified in the topic activities, assessed in class and covering the elements of preparing structural
steel design detail drawings and incorporating
welded and bolted connections to industry standards.
30%Week 12 &
14.
3 & 5A series of projects and assignments specified in
the topic activities, assessed in class and covering the selection and specification of
protective coatings for structural steelwork to
industry standards.
10%Week 17
7An assignment related to a specific design project specified in the topic activities assessed
in class and covering the requirements of other engineering, or related disciplines.
5%Week 18

Other Information

Underpinning knowledge and skills
Prerequisite units comprise part of the underpinning knowledge and skills.
Correct interpretation and use of Steel Sections Handbooks in the identification of steel members and derivation of dimensions.
Correct application of relevant data from AS 4100: SAA Steel Structures Code, AISC Standardised Structural Steel Connections Handbook (Basic parameters, geometrical details, standard connections).
Correct drawing of structural steel line diagrams.
Extraction of appropriate data from basic design information to correctly draw, label and dimension structural steel connections.
Correct use of relevant symbols, terminology, line-work and lettering.
Specification of appropriate protective coatings.

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