BLAR11053 - Construction Fundamentals 2 (Carpentry)
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Construction Fundamentals 2 (Carpentry) will introduce you to the procedures, principles and methods of concrete construction and associated temporary works and related activities as 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 concrete construction. You will examine soil types and the implications for low-rise concrete constructions. 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 1 - 2017
  • Mackay
  • 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. Explain the common terms associated with residential low-rise concrete construction
  2. Classify the common types of soils indicating their potential effect on site preparation, excavation and concrete behaviour as related to residential low-rise concrete construction
  3. Describe the construction process related to structural and non-structural concrete elements related to residential low-rise concrete construction
  4. Construct temporary formwork and falsework associated with residential low-rise concrete construction.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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          

Prescribed Textbooks

Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing
Author/s: Laws, A Year: 2016
Edition: 3rd Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
City: Melbourne State: Victoria
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing (3rd edition) is part of a three volume series that also includes Advanced Building and Joinery Skills (2nd edition) and Basic Building and Construction Skills (5th edition) that will be prescribed text books in other units of study. Although Advanced Building and Joinery Skills (2nd edition) and Basic Building and Construction Skills (5th edition) are not prescribed text books for this unit, students are advised to contact the CQUniversity bookshop (07) 4930 9421 as a discount may be available for buying these text books as a pack, rather than individually.

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 CoordinatorDarryl O'Brien (d.obrien@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

Concrete construction - Workplace health and safety

Please refer to topic 1 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Concrete construction - soil characteristics

Please refer to topic 2 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Concrete construction - excavation and site works

Please refer to topic 3 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Concrete construction - temporary structures

Please refer to topic 4 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Concrete construction - construction plant

Please refer to topic 5 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Concrete construction - cement and constitute materials

Please refer to topic 6 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Concrete construction - batching and placing

Please refer to topic 7 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Concrete construction – Admixtures

Please refer to topic 8 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Concrete construction – formwork

Please refer to topic 9 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Concrete construction – reinforcement

Please refer to topic 10 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Concrete construction - footings and slabs

Please refer to topic11 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Concrete construction - defects and maintenance

Please refer to topic 12 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Portfolio Due Thursday (01 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

The portfolio will contain a collection of evidence that demonstrates your mastery of the underpinning skills and knowledge of this unit.

Students will be required to complete regular assessment tasks as outlined in the assessment tab which will be available on Moodle home page.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Thursday (01-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Wednesday (14-Jun-2017)
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

The portfolio assessment tasks represent a range of assessment tasks that demonstrate your understanding of the underpinning skills and knowledge associated with this unit. The portfolio assessment tasks may include, but not be limited to quizzes, reflective journal submissions, demonstration of practical skills and knowledge and written assessment pieces.

Specific information for the portfolio assessment tasks will be available on the assessment tab on the Moodle home page.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Hard copy

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

1. Explain the common terms associated with residential low-rise concrete construction

2. Classify the common types of soils indicating their potential effect on site preparation, excavation and concrete behaviour as related to residential low-rise concrete construction

3. Describe the construction process related to structural and non-structural concrete elements related to residential low-rise concrete construction

4. Construct temporary formwork and falsework associated with residential low-rise concrete construction.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking




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