BLAR11054 - Construction Fundamentals 3 (Carpentry)
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Construction Fundamentals 3 (Carpentry) will introduce you to the procedures, principles and methods of low-rise timber frame construction used for residential buildings and other structures classified by the National Construction Code (NCC) as Building Class 1 or 10. You will learn common terms used in residential low-rise timber frame construction. You will complete practical components on-campus that will provide you with the foundations of theory application in these constructions.

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
  • Rockhampton

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. Portfolio 100%

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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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Formulate a satisfactory design response to the predicted forces acting on residential low-rise timber frame construction
  2. Explain the common terms used in residential low-rise timber frame construction
  3. Describe the construction process related to principal structural and non-structural elements for residential low-rise timber frame construction
  4. Discuss the plant selection and processes used for residential low-rise timber frame construction
  5. Demonstrate teamwork skills and collaboration to complete construction tasks.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio

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 - Portfolio      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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

Demolition of minor buildings

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Flooring

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Wall frames

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 4 31-07-2017

Wall frames

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Roof trusses

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Eaves

(VET teaching period)

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 6 21-08-2017

Windows and doors

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Windows and doors

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Wet areas

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Lining and panelling

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 10 18-09-2017

No class

(VET term break)

Week 11 25-09-2017

Exterior cladding

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Week 12 02-10-2017

Plant selection

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Revision - portfolio & VET projects

Refer to Moodle for further information.

Portfolio Due Thursday (12 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

Relax - there is no examination.

Laws A (2016) Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing (3e) and Cheetham G (2016) Advanced Building and Joinery Skills (2e), purchased last term, are the texts for BLAR11054. Please contact the CQUniversity bookshop (07) 4930 9421, if you require a new copy of these text books.

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

Success criteria

To pass this unit, you must achieve a passing result for each term VET module and an aggregate score of 50% or better from the portfolio.

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

This portfolio represents a range of assessment tasks to demonstrate your understanding of the underpinning skills and knowledge for this unit. Tasks may include online quizzes, demonstration of practical skills and knowledge, topic specific research reports and reflective journaling. You will research and answer questions that explore demolition, building framing, lining, panelling and cladding.

Please note that formatting and presentation is important; technical accuracy and referencing, where required, is paramount to convey clearly your response.

Your submission must be done, via the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file, following the on-screen instructions. Your work will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report, prior to finalising the upload.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Thursday (12-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Friday 27/10/17
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

The portfolio 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;

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 - 50/100
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. Formulate a satisfactory design response to the predicted forces acting on residential low-rise timber frame construction

2. Explain the common terms used in residential low-rise timber frame construction

3. Describe the construction process related to principal structural and non-structural elements for residential low-rise timber frame construction

4. Discuss the plant selection and processes used for residential low-rise timber frame construction

5. Demonstrate teamwork skills and collaboration to complete construction tasks.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

8. Ethical practice




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