Course Title: Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: BUIL6324

Course Title: Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process

Important Information:

Students are to read this document to ensure that all completed assessment tasks comply with the listed learning elements and performance criteria.

School: 320T Architecture & Urban 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

Gordon.Bell@rmit.edu.au

Matthew.Ciavarella@rmit.edu.au

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 undertake a site survey and a site analysis for residential and commercial building projects. It includes the use of basic measuring and levelling equipment, recording and interpretation of data, and evaluation of, and compliance with relevant legislation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21587 Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process

Element:

1. Prepare to carry out a measured survey

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant information and documentation is collected prior to undertaking survey.
1.2 On site occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards are identified, controls implemented and
appropriate documentation completed, according to workplace safety procedures.
1.3 Levelling equipment is identified and inspected for damage, wear and serviceability.

Element:

2. Undertake a site analysis and record site and building information
 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Relationship of site to adjoining properties and surrounding environment is identified and recorded to establish the context of the development.
2.2 Physical characteristics and local climate conditions of the site are noted and recorded for
consideration in the design of the building.
2.3 Field sketches are produced which accurately record site and building elements in plan, elevation and
section.
2.4 Field sketch data is transferable to accurate, scaled measured drawing format.
2.5 Digital images of relevant site and building elements are taken, where required, to assist in the development of accurate scaled measured drawings.

Element:

3. Measure and record linear distances on site using basic surveying equipment
 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Distances are measured accurately using basic surveying equipment.
3.2 Overall distances are accurately calculated from field data.

Element:

4. Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles
 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Collate site analysis data to determine site features, existing conditions and levels.
4.2 Preliminary levels are determined (read) both horizontal and vertical angles to inform initial design processes.
4.3 Results are recorded according to workplace procedures.

Element:

5. Plot contours and cut and fill
 

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Spot level values are used to interpolate contour lines, which are plotted accurately in plan.
5.2 Cut and fill batters are calculated and accurately plotted in plan and section.

Element:

6. Produce measured drawings and documentation

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Measured drawings and site details are developed from site survey and site analysis data.
6.2 Measured drawings and site details are produced to scale, accurately depicting site and building elements, and within accepted time frames and to industry standards.
6.3 Documentation is completed in compliance with the relevant legislation.


Learning Outcomes


This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required by building designers to undertake a site survey and a site analysis for building projects within the context of relevant legislation, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards.


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures

Class activities

Site activities

Studio sessions


Teaching Schedule

 

ACADEMIC WEEK

Details                      

Assessment

Week 3

Introduction to Site Survey, Site analysis process beginning with data collection 

Submission 1: Data collection 

Week 4

Site plans for construction.

Submission 2 : Site Plan 

 

Week 5

Studio measure. Lecture on the use and methods of measuring equipment, how to record data.  Photographing site.

 

Week 6

Document Studio measure. Discuss importance of accurate details. 

Submission 3 : Studio measure 

Week 7

Internal measure briefing. Review methods of measuring equipment, how to record data.  Site analysis and photographing site.

 

Week 8

SELF DIRECTED WEEK : Students to complete internal measure at home.

 

 

SEMESTER BREAK

 

Week 9

Document internal measure. Review importance of accurate details.

Submission 4 : Internal measure

 Week 10

Levels. How to record level and reduce levels. How to use booking sheet. How to reduce site levels taken. Site analysis process. Photographing site. Group site measure.   

 

 

Week 11

Document site measure. Briefing on Industry standards and processes. Cut and fill batters are calculated and accurately plotted in plan and section.

Preliminary review site measure progress.

Week 12

Document Levels. Review AHD, RL processes. Contour review, interpreting drawings levels. Drawing representation.

  

Week 13

Complete Levels.  Review AHD, RL processes. Datum marks. Bench marks. Review Survey processes and outcomes

Submission 5 : Submit Group Levelling 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

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

For detail outline of the teaching schedule, course structure and current updates, refer to ‘course resources’ in the RMIT LMS and myRMIT. The teaching schedule may be subject to change; students will be made aware of changes in advance.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

NCC


References


Other Resources

Refer to Canvas


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 organisational policies and procedures, including OHS
• undertake a site survey and site analysis for residential building and/or commercial building projects, in compliance with the applicable local
government authority, relevant legislation and the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
• Produce measured drawings and other documentation detailing site information as determined by the project brief, organisational procedures and in compliance with the applicable local government authority.
 


Assessment Tasks

All assessments must be submitted to pass this course.

Submitting all assessments does not constitute a pass grade in this course.

 

Assessment 1 - 10%

Assessment 2 - 10%

Assessment 3 - 15%

Assessment 4 - 25%

Assessment 5 - 40%

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Refer to Canvas

Other Information

Academic Progress:

At the end of each semester student progress will be reviewed by the Student Academic Progress Review Committee. Students failing 50% of their program load or more, at this stage will be reviewed according to the University's unsatisfactory academic progress procedure.

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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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Extension of Time for Submission of Assessable work Procedure:

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Equitable Assessment:

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Special Consideration:

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Assessment Principles:

Final assessment decisions can be reviewed and or appealed.

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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:

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