BLAR13040 - Building Life Cycle Maintenance
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides an introduction to technical and compliance aspects of commercial sector building maintenance and re-use, and the role of the construction manager including: the application and relevance of Post Occupancy Evaluations; introduction to common building pathologies and their treatment; role of construction detailing in life cycle building maintenance including construction for disassembly; introduction to principles of auditing of both infrastructure and services; retrofitting of building fabric and services (including heritage buildings).

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
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

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 30%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. 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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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
Last assignment wasn't very clear on what was required. Student evaluation Assessment wording will be revisited before the next offering.
The lecturer by far is the best i have had through out my degree. The support from the lecturer takes the frustration out of learning and studying by correspondance. I think this course ran very smoothly due to the lecturer and also the fact he was contactable and his responses were practical, probably the only time through out my studies my learning felt supported. Student evaluation Supportive comments will be passed onto the lecturer.
Study guide was easy to understand and navigate. Student evaluation Unit review will maintain the endorsement provided.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the issues affecting ongoing building maintenance and management.
  2. Apply economic appraisal techniques and data management for building maintenance.
  3. Examine issues associated with building refurbishments.
  4. Describe aspects of building pathology and its significance in design and construction methods.
  5. Describe the use of building audits to provide data for future building maintenance and refurbishment.
  6. Describe the impacts of post occupancy evaluation in buildings on design, construction and facilities management.
  7. Use an effective range of appropriate communication modes.

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

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    

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

Students will be doing extensive research to supplement released resource material.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone and headset
  • Refer to the Moodle website for electronic resource materials
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 CoordinatorPeter Lawrence - lawrenp1 (p.lawrence1@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

Topic 1: Building maintenance management

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Topic 1: Building maintenance management

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Topic 2: The economics of maintenance

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 4 31-07-2017

Topic 2: The economics of maintenance

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Topic 3: Building refurbishment and rehabilitation

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Assessment 1 Due Monday (07 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017

No class

Week 6 21-08-2017

Topic 3: Building refurbishment and rehabilitation

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Topic 4: Building pathology

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Topic 4: Building pathology

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Topic 5: Building auditing

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Assessment 2 Due Monday (11 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 10 18-09-2017

Topic 5: Building auditing

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 11 25-09-2017

Topic 6: Post occupancy evaluations

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Week 12 02-10-2017

Topic 6: Post occupancy evaluations

Refer to Moodle for additional information.

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Review period

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

Relax - there is no examination.

Please post unit content questions on the Q&A forum in Moodle so everyone can benefit from the raised enquiry and the resultant reply.

For an individual issue, please initially email the lecturer who will try to respond within 48 hours or so. A telephone discussion may be subsequently arranged.

Success criteria

To pass this unit, you must achieve a passing result for assessment 3 and an aggregate score of 50% or better from the assessments.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1
Task Description

This assessment has 2 questions.

Q1 Requires students to discuss the use of a strategic asset management plan.

Q2 Requires students to evaluate a case study proposal.

Your submission must be done, via the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file, following the on-screen instructions.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (07-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Monday (28-Aug-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit a single PDF file.

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

1. Describe the issues affecting ongoing building maintenance and management.

2. Apply economic appraisal techniques and data management for building maintenance.

7. Use an effective range of appropriate communication modes.

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



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 2
Task Description

This assessment has 3 questions:

Q1 Requires students to discuss aspects of the building lifecycle phase.

Q2 Requires students to research the condition of a building before an inspection.

Q3 Requires students to investigate issues associated with building deterioration.

Your submission must be done, via the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file, following the on-screen instructions.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Monday (11-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Monday (25-Sep-2017)
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit a single PDF file.

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

2. Apply economic appraisal techniques and data management for building maintenance.

3. Examine issues associated with building refurbishments.

4. Describe aspects of building pathology and its significance in design and construction methods.

5. Describe the use of building audits to provide data for future building maintenance and refurbishment.

7. Use an effective range of appropriate communication modes.

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



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 3
Task Description

This assessment has 3 questions.

Q1 Requires students to produce a facility audit program for a building.

Q2 Requires students to explain the impact of building pathology.

Q3 Requires students to discuss the use a Post Occupancy Evaluation.

Your submission must be done, via the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file, following the on-screen instructions.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Friday 27/10/17
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use of supporting information where appropriate and associated references.
  • Original thought.
  • Overall presentation and the ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Where appropriate the use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission.
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and appropriate application of this knowledge.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 17.5/35
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit a single PDF file.

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

1. Describe the issues affecting ongoing building maintenance and management.

2. Apply economic appraisal techniques and data management for building maintenance.

3. Examine issues associated with building refurbishments.

4. Describe aspects of building pathology and its significance in design and construction methods.

5. Describe the use of building audits to provide data for future building maintenance and refurbishment.

6. Describe the impacts of post occupancy evaluation in buildings on design, construction and facilities management.

7. Use an effective range of appropriate communication modes.

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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