Course Title: Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: ARCH5195

Course Title: Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6136 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Contact : Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:catherine.ciavarella@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nicholas Rischitelli

+61 3 9925 4062

nicholas.rischitelli@rmit.edu.au 

Nominal Hours: 180

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 outcomes required to produce two and three-dimensional drawings in accordance with standard industry practice and to a level suitable for building permit approval applications. It includes the ability to read and interpret plans and specifications and to produce working drawings for residential buildings (BCA Classes 1 and 10).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21596 Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings

Element:

4. Produce a set of working drawings

Performance Criteria:

4. Produce a set of working drawings
Performance Criteria: 4.1 Working drawings are completed to meet architectural conventions and in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and relevant Australian Standards.

4.2 Working drawings are checked with team members for consistency of presentation, cross-referencing and accuracy and to ensure local government approval requirements are satisfied.



 

Element:

1. Produce sketches and drawings
 

Performance Criteria:

1. Produce sketches and drawings
Performance Criteria: 1.1 Types of sketches and drawings required and key features to be recorded conform to the scope and standard of the job being undertaken.

1.2 Tools and equipment required for producing sketches/drawings are prepared and checked for safety and serviceability.

1.3 Simple two and three-dimensional sketches are created to resolve construction details.

 

Element:

2. Read and interpret plans and specifications for a residential building
 

Performance Criteria:

2. Read and interpret plans and specifications for a residential building
Performance Criteria: 2.1 Relevant plans and specifications are identified to develop working drawings.

2.2 Key information is located and interpreted according to relevant specifications and relevant Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

2.3 Advice is sought from client and other stakeholders, when required, to clarify any issues

 

Element:

3. Produce draft working drawings
 

Performance Criteria:

3. Produce draft working drawings
Performance Criteria: 3.1 Working drawings for residential buildings are produced using standard drawing conventions, and in accordance with current Australian Standards.

3.2 Linework is applied using a range of different types and media in accordance with standard industry drawing practice for production of building drawings.

 


Learning Outcomes


This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to produce working drawings for residential buildings (BCA Classes 1 and 10) within the context of relevant legislation, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards.


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures

Studio sessions

Supervised work in class

Independent research 


Teaching Schedule

 Academic week Session description Assessment
 1 Orientation 
 2 Use of equipment & basic drawing skills 
 3 Use of scale Submit exercise 1
 4 Orthographic projection Submit exercise 2
 5 Orthographic projection continued 
 6 Project 1 Floor plan Submit exercise 3
 7 Project 1 Freehand details & preliminary section 
 8 Project 1 Roof geometry Submit freehand details
 9 Project 1 Sub floor framing plan 
 10 Project 1 Elevations 
 11 Project 1 Dimensioning and notation 
 12 Project 1 Folio sessionSubmit final folio for  Project 1
 13 Project 2 Floor plan 
 14 Project 2 Complete all plans 
 15 Project 2 Section AA 
 16Project 2 Detail drawings 
 Semester 2  
 1 Project 2 Self directed studio session 
 2 Project Elevations 
 3 Project 2 Site plan 
 4 Project 2 Folio session Submit final folio for Project 2
 5 Project 3 Introduction 
 6 Project 3 Floor plans 
7 Project 3 Kitchen joinery 
8 Project 3 Electrical plans 
9 Project 3 Elevations 
10 Project 3 Stair plan, elevation and section 
11 Project 3 Detail drawings Submit Floor plans
12 Project 3 Site plan 
13 Project 3 Complete drawings with dimensions and notes 
14 Project 3 Folio session Submit final folio for Project 3
15 Assessment and moderation 

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Building Code of Australia (NCC)

Architectural documentation handbook

Relevant 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 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:
• comply with OHS regulations applicable to workplace operations
• apply organisational policies and procedures, including quality assurance requirements where applicable
• produce two and three-dimensional drawings for residential building projects, including at least one orthographic, one isometric and one perspective drawing
• complete working drawings to industry standard and as determined by the project brief.
 


Assessment Tasks

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Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Exercise 1,2,3  10%

Project 1 Final   20%

Project 2 Final  25%

Project 3 Final  30%

Validation         15%

 

Grade Description range
HD High Distinction 80 – 100
DI Distinction 70 – 79
CR Credit 60 – 69
PA Pass 50 – 59
SP Supplementary Pass -
NN Fail 0 – 49
PX Pass Grade Only -
DNS
Did Not Submit for Assessment. -
 


Assessment Matrix

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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

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