BLSV12024 - Inspection Procedures
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This is a practically based inspection procedures unit to develop your awareness of on-site behaviour, activities and procedures associated with inspections for both the building development and regulatory control processes for all classes of buildings and defined in the Building Code of Australia. It will develop an understanding of: the role and responsibilities of the inspecting officer and the legal rights and obligations for all parties.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
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 30%
3. Examination 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
This course is extremely field related which made it interesting Course evaluations Authentic learning materials and assessment tasks are considered an important component for student knowledge retention. As such, an emphasis on authentic teaching and assessment will continue for future unit offerings.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Formulate methodologies for carrying out the inspection and certification of residential buildings, medium size developments and major developments.
  2. Apply established risk management process to contemporary inspection and certification practice.
  3. Describe the different roles of building surveyors and discuss liability issues.
  4. Solve routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Examination  

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 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Examination  

Prescribed Textbooks

Building Code of Australia
Author/s: Australian Building Codes Board Year: 2016
Edition: Volume 2 Publisher: Australian Building Codes Board
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Building Code of Australia
Author/s: Australian Building Codes Board Year: 2016
Edition: Volume 1 Publisher: Australian Building Codes Board
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

These publications are available online for download directly from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). Please register at the ABCB website www.abcb.gov.au or call 1300 857 522 for more information.

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 10-07-2017

Why Inspect? The role of the Building Surveyor and Regulatory Control Methodology and equipment

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

Week 2 17-07-2017

Inspection of residential developments and footings

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

Week 3 24-07-2017

Inspection of residential developments and timber/steel framing

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

Week 4 31-07-2017

Inspection of residential developments-wet areas, brickwork and other areas

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

Written Assessment Due Friday (04 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Inspection of medium size developments

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

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Inspection of medium size developments

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

Week 7 28-08-2017

Inspection of major developments-high rise

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

Week 8 04-09-2017

Inspection of major developments-high rise

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

Written Assessment Due Friday (08 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

Temporary structures Formwork

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

Week 10 18-09-2017

Temporary structures Scaffolding and other

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

Week 11 25-09-2017

Role of the inspecting officer and legal rights of parties involved

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

Week 12 02-10-2017
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment item relates to the stated unit learning outcomes 1 and 3. All of these assessment items provide an opportunity to demonstrate the transferable skills in learning outcomes 4, 5 and 6. Assessment task 1 will require you to research and answer a number of questions that explore important construction principles and concepts related to Class 2 to 9 buildings as defined by the Building Code of Australia.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (04-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 5 Friday (11-Aug-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: participation in and submission of all required assessment tasks is a necessary prerequisite for successful unit completion.

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material and instruction for this assignment on the Moodle site for this unit.

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Formulate methodologies for carrying out the inspection and certification of residential buildings, medium size developments and major developments.

4. Solve routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making.

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment item relates to the stated unit learning outcomes 1 and 3. All of these assessment items provide an opportunity to demonstrate the transferable skills in learning outcomes 4, 5 and 6. Assessment task 2 will require you to research and answer a number of questions that explore important construction principles and concepts related to Class 2 to 9 buildings as defined by the Building Code of Australia.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Friday (15-Sep-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: participation in and submission of all required assessment tasks is a necessary prerequisite for successful unit completion.

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material and instruction for this assignment on the Moodle site for this unit.

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Apply established risk management process to contemporary inspection and certification practice.

3. Describe the different roles of building surveyors and discuss liability issues.

4. Solve routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making.

5. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Formulate methodologies for carrying out the inspection and certification of residential buildings, medium size developments and major developments.

2. Apply established risk management process to contemporary inspection and certification practice.

3. Describe the different roles of building surveyors and discuss liability issues.

5. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

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

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice


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