BLAR13037 - Building Design 2
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will provide you with an understanding of environmentally appropriate design and planning solutions used in new and refurbished multi-story residential and commercial buildings. You will learn about energy and resource efficiency, universal access, building fabric and services audits, and statutory, planning and heritage considerations. You will be required to establish a mentoring relationship with a professional building engineer. You should have completed previous introductory studies in building design to ensure an adequate level of entry.

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: BLAR12036 or [BLAR14015 & BLAR13017]

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. Presentation and Written Assessment 20%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%
3. Presentation 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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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 group presentations were also fantastic - good to bounce ideas off each other & see other people's interpretations Course evaluations. Group presentations reflect industry practice in developing a client brief. This represents a form of authentic assessment and the use of group presentations will remain a component of the unit assessment tasks.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply design principles to new and refurbished tall and complex buildings.
  2. Explain design solutions within an environmental, social and community context.
  3. Research and solve design and legislative issues for tall and complex buildings.
  4. Discuss appropriate building fabrics, plant, equipment and services to deliver healthy, safe and structurally sound project outcomes.
  5. Show skills in communicating and presenting design concepts and building solutions.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Presentation 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
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 - Presentation and Written Assessment  
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment  
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Web camera (webcam)
  • Computer headset (microphone speaker combo)
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent software
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 CoordinatorStephanie Keedy (s.keedy@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

Legislation and community (a)

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

Week 2 17-07-2017

Legislation and community (b)

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

Week 3 24-07-2017

The design team

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

Week 4 31-07-2017

Pre-design planning

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

Assessment 1 Due Monday (31 Jul 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Environmental considerations

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

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

No scheduled study this week - enjoy your break!

Week 6 21-08-2017

Site planning

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

Week 7 28-08-2017

Aesthetics

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

Week 8 04-09-2017

Internal planning and services (a)

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

Assessment 2 Due Monday (04 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

Internal planning and services (b)

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

Week 10 18-09-2017

Building structure and facade

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

Week 11 25-09-2017

Developing the design

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

Week 12 02-10-2017

Maintenance and refurbishment

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

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Relax - there is no examination!

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

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1
Task Description

This assessment relates to Unit Learning Outcomes 1 to 5. You will research and present important design principles and concepts related to Class 2 to 9 buildings as defined by the National Construction Code (NCC) - Building Code of Australia (BCA).


Further information regarding the assessment will be available on the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Monday (31-Jul-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in 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 and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

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

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

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 that knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as a single MSWord or equivalent file into the Moodle Assessment portal.

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

1. Apply design principles to new and refurbished tall and complex buildings.

2. Explain design solutions within an environmental, social and community context.

3. Research and solve design and legislative issues for tall and complex buildings.

4. Discuss appropriate building fabrics, plant, equipment and services to deliver healthy, safe and structurally sound project outcomes.

5. Show skills in communicating and presenting design concepts and building solutions.

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



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 2
Task Description

This assessment relates to Unit Learning Outcomes 1 to 5. You will research and present important design principles and concepts related to Class 2 to 9 buildings as defined by the National Construction Code (NCC) - Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Further information regarding the assessment will be available on the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (04-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Monday (25-Sep-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in 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 and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

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

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

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 that knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as a single MSWord or equivalent file into the Moodle Assessment portal.

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

1. Apply design principles to new and refurbished tall and complex buildings.

2. Explain design solutions within an environmental, social and community context.

3. Research and solve design and legislative issues for tall and complex buildings.

4. Discuss appropriate building fabrics, plant, equipment and services to deliver healthy, safe and structurally sound project outcomes.

5. Show skills in communicating and presenting design concepts and building solutions.

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 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 3
Task Description

This assessment relates to Unit Learning Outcomes 1 to 5. You will research and present important design principles and concepts related to Class 2 to 9 buildings as defined by the National Construction Code (NCC) - Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Further information regarding the assessment will be available on the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Friday 30-Oct-2015
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Your assessment should be produced in 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 and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.

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

The assessment will address the following attributes:

Show clarity and succinctness of expression.

Adequate coverage of topics discussed.

Supporting information correctly referenced.

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 that knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You are required to achieve a minimum mark or grade of 50% of allocated marks for this assessment task in order to pass the unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as a single MSWord or equivalent file into the Moodle Assessment portal.

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

1. Apply design principles to new and refurbished tall and complex buildings.

2. Explain design solutions within an environmental, social and community context.

3. Research and solve design and legislative issues for tall and complex buildings.

4. Discuss appropriate building fabrics, plant, equipment and services to deliver healthy, safe and structurally sound project outcomes.

5. Show skills in communicating and presenting design concepts and building solutions.

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




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