Course Title: Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: ARCH5187

Course Title: Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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Nominal Hours: 120

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


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


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.


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.

2.5 Work is planned to ensure compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), relevant Australian Standards and other legislative requirements.


3.  Select 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.


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.



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

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Teaching Schedule

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other 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

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Assessment Matrix

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Other Information

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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.
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Employability skills:
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The following Employability Skills are an inherent part of this course:
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