Course Title: Integrate services layout into design documentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: ARCH5156

Course Title: Integrate services layout into design documentation

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6097 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Contact : Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4818

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


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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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to integrate the layout of services and connections into building design documentation for residential (BCA Classes 1 and 10) and commercial (BCA Classes 2 to 9) buildings. It includes the knowledge and application of current sustainable and energy efficient practices and appliances and involves consultation with other professionals to obtain agreement on service layout details and specifications.

It requires compliance with relevant legislation, Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU589 Integrate services layout into design documentation

Element:

3.  Document methods and layout for ventilation, air conditioning and fire protection systems

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Methods and layout of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning systems are evaluated and documented according to energy rating to maximise energy efficiency and optimise indoor environmental quality.

3.2 Systems for natural ventilation are evaluated to determine optimal building performance.

3.3 Methods for smoke hazard management are evaluated and documented according to the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

3.4 Requirements for fire protection systems for various building classifications are evaluated and documented in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

Element:

5.  Document electrical and electronic services layout

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Electrical and electronic service systems are evaluated and documented and supply authorities are identified.

5.2 Design and installation of emergency warning systems, emergency lighting and exit signage are evaluated and documented in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and relevant Australian Standards.

5.3 Methods of vertical transportation are evaluated and documented in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

Element:

2.  Document sewerage and drainage disposal methods and layouts

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Sewerage connection and layout are determined for connection, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

2.2 Disposal of sewerage from fixtures situated below the level of the local authority sewer for both domestic and commercial buildings are identified in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

2.3 Methods for disposing of stormwater drainage systems are identified and design and installation of stormwater drainage systems are documented in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant legislation and Australian standards.

Element:

1.  Document layouts of water supply and hot water systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Water supply, connection and layout are identified and documented for buildings connected to a town supply or a tank storage supply, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

1.2 Installation of water services supplying fire hydrants, fire hose reels and fire sprinkler systems and
interconnection of water tanks for fire services are identified in accordance with legislative requirements.

1.3 Details of hot water systems are evaluated and documented according to suitability and energy rating to maximise energy efficiency.

Element:

4.  Document natural and artificial lighting options

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Design considerations for natural lighting are evaluated to determine optimal user comfort in accordance with Australian Standards for lighting levels.

4.2 Artificial lighting and light sources are compared to recommended service luminance, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

 

Element:

6.  Finalise services layout

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Details of services layout and any required amendments are confirmed with service engineer or other consultants.

6.2 Shop drawings and other relevant documentation are checked and signed off against design specifications.


Learning Outcomes


This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to integrate services layout into designs for residential and commercial buildings in consultation with other professionals and finalise documentation in compliance with relevant legislation and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).


Details of Learning Activities

To be advised


Teaching Schedule

To be advised


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TBA


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:
     •  develop documentation which integrates services layout into the design of a residential or commercial building
     •  consult with other professionals to negotiate details of services layout
     •  interpret and comply with relevant sections of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and relevant Australian Standards.


Assessment Tasks

To be advised


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

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•To ascertain what content or assessment has been missed, and gather the information prior to next class.
•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.
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