BLAR13054 - Complex Construction
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will introduce you to the procedures, principles and methods of construction used for complex projects up to "super tall" buildings (over 300m in height) and designated by the National Construction Code (NCC) as being within Building Class 2 to 9. You should have completed an intermediate construction unit to ensure adequate level of entry knowledge. Students who have successfully completed BLAR13049 should not enrol in this unit.

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

Pre-requisite: BLAR12057 Commercial Construction or BLAR11048 Construction 2.

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

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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 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
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
Assessment questions were a bit vague, could have been a little bit clearer so we knew exactly what the lecturer was after. Course evaluation More detailed assessment guidelines will be provided.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Plan the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for complex or "super tall" construction.
  2. Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a complex or "super tall" project.
  3. Diagnose and plan the rectification of common building faults.
  4. Explain the issues encountered by complex or "super tall" buildings including funding, ownership, design and construction.
  5. Discuss the development and implementation of innovative building practices.

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

Mitchells Structure And Fabric Part 2
Author/s: Jack Stroud Foster, Raymond Harington, Roger Greeno Year: 2013
Edition: 7e Publisher: Routledge
City: New York State: New York
Country: USA
Construction Methods And Planning
Author/s: Illingworth JR Year: 2000
Edition: 2e Publisher: Routledge
City: New York State: New York
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

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 CoordinatorNeda Abbasi (n.abbasi@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

1. Legislation and temporary works for high rise buildings

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

Week 2 13-03-2017

2. Multi storey construction systems, components and methodology

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

Week 3 20-03-2017

2. Multi storey construction systems, components and methodology

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

Week 4 27-03-2017

2. Multi storey construction systems, components and methodology

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

Week 5 03-04-2017

2. Multi storey construction systems, components and methodology

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


Assessment 1 Due Thursday (06 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

2. Multi storey construction systems, components and methodology

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

Week 7 24-04-2017

2. Multi storey construction systems, components and methodology

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

Week 8 01-05-2017

2. Multi storey construction systems, components and methodology

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

Week 9 08-05-2017

3. The recognition, diagnosis and rectification of common building faults

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

Assessment 2 Due Thursday (11 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

4. The planning and construction systems for ultra high rise (60 stories plus) buildings and other mega scale projects

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

Week 11 22-05-2017

5. The development and implementation of innovative building practice

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

Week 12 29-05-2017

6.Project forum

Please refer to the Moodle
site for additional course information

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Assessment 3 Due Tuesday (06 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Assessment 4 Due Wednesday (07 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1
Task Description

Assessment 1 will require you to research and answer questions that explore temporary works, foundation systems, and plant selection.

Assessment details for this assignment will be available on the Moodle website for this course on the first day of the term.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Thursday (06-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Thursday (27-Apr-2017)
Weighting 20%
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 course 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 course and show appropriate application of this knowledge.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as a single PDF file into the Moodle Assessment portal.

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

1. Plan the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for complex or "super tall" construction.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 2
Task Description

Assessment will require you to research and answer questions that explore the construction process for a complex building.

Assessment details for this assignment will be available on the Moodle website for this course on the first day of the term.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Thursday (11-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Thursday (25-May-2017)
Weighting 40%
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 course 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 course and show appropriate application of this knowledge.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as a single PDF file into the Moodle Assessment portal.

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

2. Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a complex or "super tall" project.

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

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 3
Task Description

Assessment 3 will require you to research and answer questions that explore ultra high-rise building concepts, common building faults and innovative building practice.

Assessment details for this assignment will be available on the Moodle website for this course on the first day of the term.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Tuesday (06-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Tuesday 21 June 2016
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 course 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 course and show appropriate application of this knowledge.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as a single PDF file into the Moodle Assessment portal.

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

3. Diagnose and plan the rectification of common building faults.

4. Explain the issues encountered by complex or "super tall" buildings including funding, ownership, design and construction.

5. Discuss the development and implementation of innovative building practices.

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



4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Assessment 4
Task Description

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

Assessment details for this assignment will be available on the Moodle website for this course on Monday 9 May 2016.

Number of Quizzes 1
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Wednesday (07-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students After certification of grades or within two weeks of submission, which ever occurs later.
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

Successful completion of the online quiz from a single attempt.

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. Plan the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for complex or "super tall" construction.

2. Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a complex or "super tall" project.

3. Diagnose and plan the rectification of common building faults.

4. Explain the issues encountered by complex or "super tall" buildings including funding, ownership, design and construction.

5. Discuss the development and implementation of innovative building practices.

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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