Course Title: Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: ARCH5186

Course Title: Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jim Karakiklas
Phone: 9925 4819
Email: jim.karakiklas@rmit.edu.au
 

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 unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use a range of digital applications in architectural workflows.  It includes the ability to determine the appropriate digital applications required for specific project outputs and the application of architectural standards and conventions to
produce and manage the project.  Work is likely to be undertaken with limited supervision and in consultation with team members and external consultants.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU594 Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

Element:

1.  Determine digital production of architectural workflows

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Productivity advantages are investigated and applied to data management systems, organisational standards and overall practice workflows.

1.2 Individual workflows are established for projects to maximise productivity within given time frames.

1.3 Team strategies are organised to enable collaboration between participants in the project team.
 

Element:

2.  analyse project requirements to determine outputs

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Project brief is evaluated to determine the documentation and data requirements within the project scope.

2.2 Relevant external stakeholders and internal personnel are identified to plan development of documents according to order of precedence and agreed timelines.

2.3 Digital security issues are considered and workplace procedures for copyright and privacy are complied with in the communication of documents.

2.4 Hardware requirements are evaluated to determine their limitations and suitability.

 

Element:

3.  Selected project formats

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate applications are selected to produce required documentation.

3.2 Digital protocols are determined to develop the project documentation according to workplace policy and client requirements.
 

Element:

4.  Produce digital data for projects

Performance Criteria:

4.1 File formats and transfer protocols and standards are established to enable the use of data in chosen applications.

4.2 Object data and component libraries are selected and/or created for implementation in project outputs.

4.3 Relevant information is researched from reliable sources to ensure compliance with regulatory building requirements.

4.4 Appropriate application working environments are employed to ensure productive workflow.
 

Element:

5.  Produce project outputs

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Digital and physical output methods are selected to ensure compliance with industry standard delivery methods and client requirements.

5.2 Conventions and standards related to layout and print sizing, for both physical and digital outputs, are identified and implemented.

5.3 Digital and physical communication conventions are examined and selected according to their cost
effectiveness and sustainability.

5.4 Interim check plots are produced to confirm that outputs meet project requirements and modifications are made as necessary.

5.5 Final hard copies of project documentation are produced for submission to relevant stakeholders, in compliance with regulatory requirements.

5.6 Outputs are evaluated to ensure compliance with planned project outcomes.

 


Learning Outcomes


This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to produce outputs for architectural projects using a variety of digital applications.


Details of Learning Activities

 Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Reference mode of delivery for this course is face-to-face.

In class activities may include:


• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• lectures
• online activiities
• projects/quizes
• peer learning
• class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• studio practice
• other activities as decided by teaching staff
 

Out of class activities may include:

• online activiities
• research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group projects
• other activities as decided by teaching staff, self directed learning
• online research
 


Teaching Schedule

 This course is scheduled over 28 weeks across 2 semesters

Session WeekSession DescriptionAssessment 
1

Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations

Class Exercise and Activity
2Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrationsClass Exercise and Activity
3

Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations

Class Exercise and Activity 
4

Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations

Class Exercise and Activity 
5

Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations

Class Exercise and Activity 
6Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrationsQuiz 1 and Submit Part Learning Resource Folio, Class Exercise and Activity
7

Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations and Preamble work for Major Project One

Class Exercise and Activity 
8

Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations and Class Project Work

Class Exercise and Activity 
9Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations and Class Project WorkClass Exercise and Activity 
10Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations and Class Project WorkClass Exercise and Activity 
11Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations and Class Project WorkClass Exercise and Activity 
12Class Project WorkClass Exercise and Activity 
13Class Project WorkClass Exercise and Activity 
14Class Project WorkSubmission Major Project One, Class Exercise and Activity 
15Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrationsClass Exercise and Activity 
16Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations  Class Exercise and Activity 
17Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrations  Class Exercise and Activity 
18Students participate in lecture supported by visual demonstrationsClass Exercise and Activity 
19Preamble work for Major Project Two Class Exercise and Activity 
20Class Project WorkQuiz 2 and Submit Part Learning Resource Folio, Class Exercise and Activity 
21Class Project WorkClass Exercise and Activity
22Class Project Work Class Exercise and Activity
23Class Project Work Class Exercise and Activity
24Class Project Work Class Exercise and Activity 
25Class Project Work Class Exercise and Activity 
26Class Project Work Class Exercise and Activity 
27Class Project Work Class Exercise and Activity 
28Class Project Work Submission  Major Project Two, Class Exercise and Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Depending on class needs and availability of resources, delivery may vary.

For detail outline of the teaching schedule and course structure and current updates, you are advised to also refer to myRMIT.            


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
 


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 building design 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:
     •  apply organisational policies and procedures, including occupational health and safety and quality assurance requirements, where applicable
     •  comply with copyright and trade practices legislation and organisational privacy and security policies and procedures
     •  produce digitally generated information for an architectural project
     •  collaborate and consult with team members and outside agencies
     •  meet the criteria of the project brief to the required standard and within allocated timelines.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will consist of a series of classroom skill building exercises and activities, a Learning Resource Folio and two major projects that consolidate the development of digital workflow principles and practice. Two topical tests will also be used at the conclusion of theory topics (2 through out the year).

Classroom exercises and activities 25%
Learning Resource Folio 10%
Major Project One 20%
Major Project Two 25%
Topical Tests (total) 20%


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).
 

Other Information

Academic Progress:
At the end of each academic period individual student progress will be reviewed by the Student Academic Progress Review Committee and students will be advised of their eligibility for progression.

Student Charter:
The Student Charter, in association with the University’s statutes and law, indicates what the University and its students can expect from each other. The University’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge to meet the needs of industry and the community and to foster in students the skills and passion to contribute to and engage with the world.
http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter

Student Responsibilities:
In undertaking this course students are required to be responsible for:
•The time management of the course work in order to complete all work requirements satisfactorily and on time.
•RMIT encourages students to attend all scheduled classes to optimise academic success.
•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.
See RMIT Academic progress information, responsibilities and support for current students:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=nzasms4pljer

Extension of Time for Submission of Assessable work Procedure:
Students must refer to the RMIT policy for eligibility and procedures.
www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Current%20students%2FAdministration%2FAssessment%2FExtensions%20of%20time%20for%20submission%20of%20assessable%20work/ (unresolved)

Equitable Assessment:
Students must refer to the RMIT policy for eligibility and procedures.
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=id0959jyz9mx

Special Consideration:
Students must refer to the RMIT policy for eligibility and procedures.
www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Assessment Principles:
Final assessment decisions can be reviewed and or appealed.
See RMIT Assessment Policies:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic

Employability skills:
Employability skills describe non-technical skills and competencies that are an important part of effective and successful participation in the workplace.
The following Employability Skills are an inherent part of this course:
Communication, Teamwork, Problem solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and organising, Self management, Learning and Technology.

Plagiarism:
Refer to the RMIT policy on plagiarism which is reference under Academic Integrity atRMIT
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n;STATUS=A?QRY=Plagiarism%20-%20student%20information&STYPE=ENTIRE
 

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