BLAR11050 - Residential Construction
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will introduce you to the procedures, principles and methods of construction used for residential buildings and other structures designated by the National Construction Code (NCC) as being within Building Class 1 or 10. Students who have successfully completed BLCN11033 should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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 2 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

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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 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 10%

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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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
The best part of this unit was the how quick and helpful the lecturer was to responding to questions and concerns. I have never experienced this at other universities. Brilliant Unit evaluation The unit lecturer will be retained for future offerings.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the importance of the housing industry to a community and the prevailing regulations for Australian projects.
  2. Explain the residential procurement process and the human roles required.
  3. Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a residential project.
  4. Prepare drawings and build a model for a residential project.
  5. Describe the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for residential construction.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Online Quiz(zes)

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Online Quiz(zes)

Prescribed Textbooks

Building Construction Handbook
Author/s: Chudley, R. and Greeno, R Year: 2014
Edition: 10th edn Publisher: Routledge
City: London
Country: UK
Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing
Author/s: Laws, A Year: 2016
Edition: 3rd Publisher: Cengage
City: Melbourne State: Victoria
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

The prescribed textbook Building Construction handbook is available as an eBook option online via the CQUniversity library - https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/library

Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing (3rd edition) is part of a three volume series that also includes Basic Building and Construction Skills (5th edition) and Advanced Building and Joinery Skills (2nd edition) that will be prescribed text books in other units of study. Although Basic Building and Construction Skills (5th edition) and Advanced Building and Joinery Skills (2nd edition) are not prescribed text books for this unit, students are advised to contact the CQUniversity bookshop (07) 4930 9421 as a discount may be available for buying these text books as a pack, rather than individually.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • 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 CoordinatorDarryl O'Brien (d.obrien@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 10-07-2017

1. Introduction to design and construction of domestic buildings

Please refer to the Moodle
site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Week 2 17-07-2017

1. Introduction to design and construction of domestic

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Week 3 24-07-2017

2. The procurement process

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Week 4 31-07-2017

3. Domestic building components

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Assessment 1 Due Friday (04 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

3. Domestic building components

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readings and additional
unit information

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

There are no prescribed readings during vacation week.

Week 6 21-08-2017

4. Temporary structures: scaffoldings, formwork, falsework

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Week 7 28-08-2017

4. Temporary structures: scaffoldings, formwork, falsework

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Week 8 04-09-2017

5. Construction plant

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Week 9 11-09-2017

6. Waste minimisation

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Week 10 18-09-2017

7. Residential construction drawings

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Assessment 2 Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

8. Inspection procedures

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site for specific text book
readings and additional
unit information

Week 12 02-10-2017

8. Inspection procedures

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readings and additional
unit information

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Assessment 3 Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Assessment 4 Due Thursday (12 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1
Task Description

Assessment 1 will require you to research and answer 3 questions that explore Australian residential regulations and procurement processes.

The task will require you to provide information surrounding:

  1. the importance of the building and construction industry;
  2. the process for seeking approval for a residential building; and
  3. the construction sequence.
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (04-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Vacation Week Friday (18-Aug-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment submission should be produced in an electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions. Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report. You must ensure that the work is your own or has been correctly referenced to the appropriate author(s), according to the CQU requirements.

You will find further support material for this assessment on the unit Moodle site.

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Show clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use and reference correctly supporting information.
  • Present original thoughts and opinions.
  • Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.
  • Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of this knowledge.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF file.

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

1. Describe the importance of the housing industry to a community and the prevailing regulations for Australian projects.

2. Explain the residential procurement process and the human roles required.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 2
Task Description

Assessment 2 will require you to research and answer 3 questions that explore detail building processes for residential construction.

The task will require you to provide information surrounding:

  1. component assembly including labour, plant and equipment used for selected building elements;
  2. using scaffolding, false work and formwork; and
  3. plant selection and managing construction waste.
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment submission should be produced in an electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions. Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report. You must ensure that the work is your own or has been correctly referenced to the appropriate author(s), according to the CQU requirements.

You will find further support material for this assessment on the unit Moodle site.

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Show clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use and reference correctly supporting information.
  • Present original thoughts and opinions.
  • Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.
  • Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of this knowledge.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF file.

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

3. Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a residential project.

5. Describe the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for residential construction.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 3
Task Description

Assessment 3 will require you to research and answer 2 questions that explore residential construction and documentation.

The task will require you to provide information surrounding:

  1. drawings for building a house; and
  2. using a model to convey construction elements.
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Friday 28/10/16
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment submission should be produced in an electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions. Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report. You must ensure that the work is your own or has been correctly referenced to the appropriate author(s), according to the CQU requirements.

You will find further support material for this assessment on the unit Moodle site.

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Show clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use and reference correctly supporting information.
  • Present original thoughts and opinions.
  • Communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Use graphs, illustrations and other graphics to visually support your submission.
  • Explain the core knowledge associated with this unit and show appropriate application of this knowledge.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF file.

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

3. Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a residential project.

4. Prepare drawings and build a model for a residential project.

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



4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Assessment 4
Task Description

Assessment 4 requires you to answer multiple choice questions based on the topics presented during the term.

Number of Quizzes 1
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Thursday (12-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

Note; in order to pass this unit, students are required to complete this quiz in a single attempt and achieve a minimum grade of 5/10.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 5/10
Submission Online

Quiz accessed via the Moodle portal

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

1. Describe the importance of the housing industry to a community and the prevailing regulations for Australian projects.

2. Explain the residential procurement process and the human roles required.

3. Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a residential project.

4. Prepare drawings and build a model for a residential project.

5. Describe the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for residential construction.

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

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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