ENEC14013 - Concrete Structures
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces the principles and practices of design of concrete structures conforming to Standards. Structural systems and load paths for gravity and lateral loading are identified and determined and state-of-the-art construction materials are reviewed in the context of sustainability and environmental issues. Students interpret and apply Standards to design concrete structural components such as beams, slabs, columns, footings and retaining walls. They plan and prepare tests and carry out tests on structural concrete components, interpret results and prepare test reports. The social and cultural context of concrete building design and serviceability requirements are integrated in the design process through individual /team work that focuses on development of professionalism, ethical practice, problem solving and communication. Distance Education (Flex) students will be required to attend a residential school to provide an opportunity to develop unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

[ENEC12007 Analysis of Structures or ENEC 13007 Analysis of Structures and Stresses] and (ENEG12001 Materials and Processes or ENEG12005 Materials Science and Engineering. Condition = Flex mode is not available to students in C0-op Course CF47.

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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
  • Bundaberg
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

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 20%
2. In-class Test(s) 40%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 40%

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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Evaluation

Term 1 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 70% response rate.

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
Industry visit and labs are the best 'hands on' experience Moodle course evaluation Would like to continue the lab and industry visit for the 2016 offer.
The one on one, face to face teaching that Rema provided at the residential school helped flex student to prepare for the class test. Moodle course evaluation Would like to continue the tutorial assistance for flex students during residential school.
Rema is always willing to help and is very approachable. Moodle course evaluation Would like to continue the same level of support to students in the 2016 offer as well.
Would recommend the class test one week after the prac to allow students to concentrate on the test Moodle course evaluation Class test is a supervised assessment and hence scheduled during residential school.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. select and specify materials for concrete structures in the context of sustainability and environmental issues and explain how these properties contribute to improved structural performance [1,3,5,7,8]
  2. determine identify load paths in structural systems for gravity and lateral loading[1,3,4]
  3. apply standards to design reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns and retaining walls and explain the design process used for ultimate strength behaviour [3,4,5,7,8]
  4. design structural components to meet serviceability requirements and check and describe serviceability behaviour of concrete structural components [3,4,5]
  5. plan, test and interpret results of tests on structural materials and prepare reports of tests. [2, 4, 5, 6, 9]
  6. communicate effectively using terminology, symbols and diagrams associated with structural concrete design, and professionally document and check calculations and problem solutions [2, 3, 5, 9]
  7. demonstrate a capacity to work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams, using information literacy skills to investigate problems and present solutions. [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

B Eng Graduate Attributes

1. Science and engineering.

2. Communicate effectively.

3. Technical competence.

4. Problem solution.

5. System approach.

6. Function in teams.

7. Social, cultural, global and environmental.

8. Sustainable design and development.

9. Professionalism and ethics.

10. Lifelong learning.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - In-class Test(s)    
3 - Practical and 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 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Practical and Written Assessment

Prescribed Textbooks

Reinforced Concrete Basics
Author/s: Warner, RF., Foster,SJ and Kilpatrick,AE Year: 2010
Edition: Second Publisher: Pearson Education Australia
State: NSW
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft word and Excel
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 CoordinatorRemadevi Dhanasekar (r.dhanasekar@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

Materials of construction and mix design

Week 2 13-03-2017

Theory of Serviceability Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete under Flexure

Week 3 20-03-2017

Theory of Serviceability Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete under Flexure

Week 4 27-03-2017

Flexural Capacity of RC Beams - Singly & Doubly reinforced rectangular beams and T beams.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Flexural Capacity of RC Beams - Singly & Doubly reinforced rectangular beams and T beams.

Assessment item1 - Assignment Due Wednesday (05 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Analysis and Design of RC Beams for Shear

Week 7 24-04-2017

Design of RC Slabs - one way & Two way slabs

Week 8 01-05-2017

Design of RC Slabs - one way & Two way slabs

Week 9 08-05-2017

Design of RC columns - Short and slender

Assessment item 2- Class Test Due Friday (12 May 17) 11:00 AM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Design of RC columns - Short and slender

Week 11 22-05-2017

Design of Footings

Week 12 29-05-2017

Design of Retaining wall

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Assessment item 3 - Assignment Due Wednesday (07 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

ENEC14013 has compulsory laboratory work. Flex students will do the laboratory work during residential school. Internal students from Rockhampton, Bundaberg , Mackay and Gladstone will do the laboratory work during weeks 6 to 10 and the schedule will be finalised on or before Friday,week-3.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment item1 - Assignment
Task Description

This assessment has questions from weeks 1 to 3 content and include theory and design questions.  Question will be available via the course web site at the beginning of the term. 

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Wednesday (05-Apr-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Grade and feedback will be uploaded on the course web site on or before Week-7, Wednesday.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

(5 %) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of the assessment item submission

(95%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass - 10 marks which is 50% of the total allotted marks for this assessment item.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Required format is a single word file. Mathematical calculation can be in hand-written format; students should scan the hand-written calculation and insert/paste it within the word file at the appropriate location.

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

1. select and specify materials for concrete structures in the context of sustainability and environmental issues and explain how these properties contribute to improved structural performance [1,3,5,7,8]

2. determine identify load paths in structural systems for gravity and lateral loading[1,3,4]

3. apply standards to design reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns and retaining walls and explain the design process used for ultimate strength behaviour [3,4,5,7,8]

4. design structural components to meet serviceability requirements and check and describe serviceability behaviour of concrete structural components [3,4,5]

6. communicate effectively using terminology, symbols and diagrams associated with structural concrete design, and professionally document and check calculations and problem solutions [2, 3, 5, 9]

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



2 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title Assessment item 2- Class Test
Task Description

This assessment cover the content from weeks 4 to 8. Assessment questions include theory and design of structural members . This assessment is of open book format and the duration is 2 hours. Students need to bring their own stationary.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017) 11:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Grade and feedback will be uploaded on the course web site on or before Week-11, Thursday.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

(100% ) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used in answering questions.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass - 20 marks which is 50% of the total allotted marks for this assessment item.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

Use pen or 2B pencil

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

1. select and specify materials for concrete structures in the context of sustainability and environmental issues and explain how these properties contribute to improved structural performance [1,3,5,7,8]

2. determine identify load paths in structural systems for gravity and lateral loading[1,3,4]

3. apply standards to design reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns and retaining walls and explain the design process used for ultimate strength behaviour [3,4,5,7,8]

4. design structural components to meet serviceability requirements and check and describe serviceability behaviour of concrete structural components [3,4,5]

6. communicate effectively using terminology, symbols and diagrams associated with structural concrete design, and professionally document and check calculations and problem solutions [2, 3, 5, 9]

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



3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment item 3 - Assignment
Task Description

This assessment has questions from weeks 9 to 12 content, laboratory and industry visit and include theory and design questions. Assessment questions and Laboratory activities details and report format will be provided to all students on or before week-5

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Wednesday (07-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Grade and feedback will be uploaded on the course web site during University vcaction period, on or before 01 July 2016
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

(5 %) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of the assessment item submission

(95%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass - 20 marks which is 50% of the total allotted marks for this assessment item.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Required format is a single word file. Mathematical calculation can be in hand-written format; Students should scan the hand-written calculation and insert/paste it within the word file at the appropriate location.

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

1. select and specify materials for concrete structures in the context of sustainability and environmental issues and explain how these properties contribute to improved structural performance [1,3,5,7,8]

2. determine identify load paths in structural systems for gravity and lateral loading[1,3,4]

3. apply standards to design reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns and retaining walls and explain the design process used for ultimate strength behaviour [3,4,5,7,8]

4. design structural components to meet serviceability requirements and check and describe serviceability behaviour of concrete structural components [3,4,5]

5. plan, test and interpret results of tests on structural materials and prepare reports of tests. [2, 4, 5, 6, 9]

6. communicate effectively using terminology, symbols and diagrams associated with structural concrete design, and professionally document and check calculations and problem solutions [2, 3, 5, 9]

7. demonstrate a capacity to work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams, using information literacy skills to investigate problems and present solutions. [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

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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