Course Title: Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6097

Course Title: Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL5922

City Campus

TAFE

320T Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: design.tafe @rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake a site survey and a site analysis for residential and commercial building projects.  It includes the use of basic measuring and levelling equipment, recording and interpretation of data, and evaluation of, and compliance with relevant legislation.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU582 Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process

Elements:

1.  Prepare to carry out a measured survey

2.  Undertake a site analysis and record site and building information

3.  Measure and record linear distances on site using basic surveying equipment

4.  Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles

5.  Plot contours and cut and fill

6.  Produce measured drawings and documentation


Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required by building designers to undertake a site survey and a site analysis for building projects within the context of relevant legislation, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards.


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate design drafting workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.   Holistic or project-based assessment with other related units is recommended.

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
     •  comply with organisational policies and procedures, including OHS
     •  undertake a site survey and site analysis for residential building and/or commercial building projects, in compliance with the applicable local
government authority, relevant legislation and the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
     •  Produce measured drawings and other documentation detailing site information as determined by the project brief, organisational procedures and in compliance with the applicable local government authority.