Course Title: Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6097

Course Title: Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 120.0

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)

BUIL5924

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 apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings. It requires compliance with state legislation and the provisions for BCA Classes 2 to 9 and relevant Australian Standards as they apply to the structural and construction components of a commercial building.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU584 Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings

Elements:

1.  Apply the regulatory requirements for the design of commercial buildings 

2. Investigate site 

3 Analyse and apply construction techniques and/or methodologies 

4. Specify structural requirements 

5. Comply with fire resistance requirements  

6. Specify requirements for safety, health and amenity  

7. Specify requirements for construction 


Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings and includes compliance with current legal responsibilities of building designers for construction methods.


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 legislative requirements applicable to the design of commercial buildings
• apply the principles of structural and construction to the design of commercial buildings in compliance with the applicable local government authority, relevant legislation and the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
• develop specifications for structural components of a commercial building.