BLAR13044 - Building Systems and Services 2
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

The unit provides an introduction to: energy management systems and strategies for non-residential buildings; ventilation Strategies-principles of air-conditioning and ventilation systems including an understanding of flow analysis for natural ventilation; plant and ducting requirements for air conditioning installations; fire services for commercial class buildings under the Building Code of Australia; communications and security systems in non-residential buildings; storage requirements for fuels such as gas and diesel; transportation systems including escalators and moving walk-ways, lifts (electric and electro-hydraulic) including safety and regulation issues; and building services maintenance and management strategies and procedures. Students will develop an understanding of energy, ventilation and fire safety strategies for commercial class buildings (as designated in the Building Code of Australia). In addition students will be introduced to communications, transportation and services maintenance requirements for buildings. N.B. Students should have completed introductory studies in building services to ensure an adequate level of entry knowledge.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: BLAR11043 or [BLAR12001 & BLAR12005]

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 5%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 5%
4. Written Assessment 30%
5. Written Assessment 5%
6. Written Assessment 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Short response assessments will receive only general feedback. Student comments Students to be advised that they can ask for further feedback if they do not understand how to improve.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. discuss the concept of Energy Management, the associated economic assessment and the importance of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)
  2. understand the principles of air conditioning and ventilation systems, flow analysis for natural ventilation and the plant and ducting requirements for air conditioning installations
  3. discuss fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems with respect to the relevant codes and standards
  4. discuss the basic elements of a communication system and the basic elements of a security system
  5. discuss the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  6. discuss the types, functions and regulations concerning lifts, escalators, and moving walkways
  7. discuss the importance of maintenance in terms of function, procedures and operations

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Written Assessment            
4 - Written Assessment            
5 - Written Assessment          
6 - Written Assessment      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work              
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence              
8. Ethical practice              

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment  
4 - Written Assessment    
5 - Written Assessment    
6 - Written Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

National Construction Code Volumes 1 & 2
Author/s: Australian Building Codes Board Year: 2016
Edition: Publisher: Australian Building Codes Board
City: Canberra State: ACT
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Course texts may be accessed free online through registration at the Australian Building Codes Board.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent software
  • Web camera (webcam)
  • Computer headset (microphone speaker combo)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorPhillip Harrison (p.harrison@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Topic 1: Energy management and efficiency

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Week 2 13-03-2017

Topic 2: Energy efficiency regulations in commercial building services

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Assessment 1 Due Tuesday (14 Mar 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 3 20-03-2017

Topic 3: Ventilation systems and services

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Week 4 27-03-2017

Topic 4: Ventilation strategies

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Assessment 2 Due Tuesday (28 Mar 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

Topic 5: Lighting services

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Topic 6: Electrical systems and lighting services compliance

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Assessment 3 Due Tuesday (18 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Topic 7: Water and hydraulic services

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Week 8 01-05-2017

Topic 8: Fire protection and fire fighting services

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Assessment 4 Due Tuesday (02 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Topic 9: Storage and handling for flammable and combustible fuels

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Week 10 15-05-2017

Topic 10: Transportation systems and services

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Assessment 5 Due Tuesday (16 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Topic 11: Communications and security systems

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Week 12 29-05-2017

Topic 12: Building maintenance and control systems

Refer to the Moodle course topic

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Review week

Assessment 6 Due Tuesday (06 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 2. Assessment 1 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

Assessment Due Date Week 2 Tuesday (14-Mar-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 4 Tuesday (28-Mar-2017)
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 2. Assessment 1 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Please refer to the course Moodle site for the prescribed assessment length for each question. This assessment may include sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Aggregate mark for A1+A3+A5 to be 7.5/15 or higher
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. discuss the concept of Energy Management, the associated economic assessment and the importance of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)

2. understand the principles of air conditioning and ventilation systems, flow analysis for natural ventilation and the plant and ducting requirements for air conditioning installations

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 2
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 2 . Assessment 2 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Tuesday (28-Mar-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Tuesday (18-Apr-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 2 . Assessment 2 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Please refer to the course Moodle site for the prescribed assessment length for each question. This assessment may include sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. discuss the concept of Energy Management, the associated economic assessment and the importance of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)

2. understand the principles of air conditioning and ventilation systems, flow analysis for natural ventilation and the plant and ducting requirements for air conditioning installations

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 3
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcome 2. Assessment 3 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Tuesday (18-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Tuesday (02-May-2017)
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcome 2. Assessment 3 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Please refer to the course Moodle site for the prescribed assessment length for each question. This assessment may include sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Aggregate mark for A1+A3+A5 to be 7.5/15 or higher
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. understand the principles of air conditioning and ventilation systems, flow analysis for natural ventilation and the plant and ducting requirements for air conditioning installations

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 4
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcome 3. Assessment 4 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Tuesday (02-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Tuesday (16-May-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcome 3. Assessment 4 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Please refer to the course Moodle site for the prescribed assessment length for each question. This assessment may include sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. discuss fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems with respect to the relevant codes and standards

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 5
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 3 and 5. Assessment 5 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Tuesday (16-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Tuesday (30-May-2017)
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 3 and 5. Assessment 5 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Please refer to the course Moodle site for the prescribed assessment length for each question. This assessment may include sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Aggregate mark for A1+A3+A5 to be 7.5/15 or higher
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. discuss fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems with respect to the relevant codes and standards

5. discuss the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



6 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 6
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 4 to 7. Assessment 6 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Tuesday (06-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Tuesday 30/06/15
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 4 to 7. Assessment 6 will require you to research and answer questions that explore a range of relevant building systems, features and processes.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Please refer to the course Moodle site for the prescribed assessment length for each question. This assessment may include sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 14/35
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. discuss the basic elements of a communication system and the basic elements of a security system

5. discuss the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

6. discuss the types, functions and regulations concerning lifts, escalators, and moving walkways

7. discuss the importance of maintenance in terms of function, procedures and operations

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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