BLAR11043 - Building Systems and Services 1
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will introduce building ergonomics, including its effects on human performance and comfort; "universal access" design considerations; and engineering services associated with residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects. Using industry regulations, standards and codes of practice, students will examine the principles of building services requirements, installation, operation and maintenance relating to: energy usage and needs; natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation; natural and artificial lighting; security and communications, hydraulic service supply and disposal systems; fire protection; and acoustics.

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
  • 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 5%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 5%
4. Written Assessment 30%
5. Written Assessment 5%
6. 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
I was really impressed with how Phillip structured this course. I am a first time uni student and I felt that each assessment piece fit really well in the way that there was a lot of information to digest but the order of the lectures and assessment seemed to roll into the next so well! I benefitted a lot from Phillip's word count limited and found that every time I felt I had written all I could, it was pretty much the word count provided (how?!). I didn't personally ask any questions during lectures but I was impressed with how Phillip answered other people's questions. For a subject that I find quite confusing (the lingo in the Codes etc) Phillip was very clear and I found the lectures and study guides to be very helpful. Thanks Phillip! Moodle website Have your Say survey Maintain the current layout and delivery methodology for this unit. Update the resource material as appropriate.
The lecturer is clearly enthusiastic about teaching this subject. There were always ample resources available and the content was sourced from different mediums, so it wasn't just reading, there were videos to watch as well (which broke it up a bit) and this assisted with overall learning. The lecturer was approachable, always willing to help and undertook weekly live lectures (live lectures aren't offered with every subject). This would have to have been one of my favourite subjects throughout my whole BA. Moodle website Have your Say survey Ensure that students have regular access to the lecturer and maintain the current delivery methodology.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe building ergonomic factors affecting human performance and comfort
  2. Identify “universal access” service amenities required for the physically disabled
  3. Discuss energy usage and needs for residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects
  4. Explain natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, security and communications, and hydraulic service supply and disposal systems using industry regulations, standards and codes
  5. Identify fire protection measures used in residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects
  6. Interpret building acoustic requirements using industry regulations, standards and codes

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Written Assessment        
3 - Written Assessment        
4 - Written Assessment        
5 - Written Assessment        
6 - 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
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          
4 - Written Assessment        
5 - Written Assessment          
6 - Written Assessment        

Prescribed Textbooks

National Construction Code Volume One (online edition)
Author/s: ABCB Year: 2017
Edition: 2017 Publisher: ABCB
Country: Australia
National Construction Code Volume Two (online edition)
Author/s: ABCB Year: 2017
Edition: 2017 Publisher: ABCB
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

National Construction Code (NCC) or Building Code of Australia (BCA): Volume 1 and Volume 2 (2017 Edition)

The NCC is available free of charge to students (requires registration).

For direct access go to:

http://services.abcb.gov.au/NCCOnline/

http://api.libguides.com/api_box.php?iid=45&bid=16359095

Australian Standards:

CQUni Library resources link at http://libguides.library.cqu.edu.au/content.php?pid=36062&sid=2985303

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone and headset
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 CoordinatorPhillip Harrison (p.harrison@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

Ergonomics

Topic 1

Week 2 17-07-2017

Universal access design needs

Topic 2

A1 Short written response 1 Due Tuesday (18 Jul 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 3 24-07-2017

Responses in stress situations

Topic 3

Week 4 31-07-2017

Energy usage and needs

Topic 4

A2 Written Assessment 1 Due Tuesday (01 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Energy usage and needs

Topic 4

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Vacation Week

Week 6 21-08-2017

Building ventilation and internal climate control

Topic 5

A3 Short written response 2 Due Tuesday (22 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Building ventilation and internal climate control

Topic 5

Week 8 04-09-2017

Lighting and electrical services

Topic 6

A4 Written Assessment 2 Due Tuesday (05 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

Lighting and electrical services

Topic 6

Week 10 18-09-2017

Water supply and hydraulic services

Topic 7

A5 Short written response 3 Due Tuesday (19 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Fire protection and services

Topic 8

Week 12 02-10-2017

Acoustic impacts of building services

Topic 9

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
A6 Written Assessment 3 Due Tuesday (10 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A1 Short written response 1
Task Description
This assessment relates to learning outcomes 1.
This assessment has one short answer question that has to be completed.
Requires students to do research on a topical subject.
Assessment Due Date Week 2 Tuesday (18-Jul-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission.
Weighting 5%
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 - Must complete 50% or more AND achieve 50% or more in the "Short written response" assignments to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

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

1. Describe building ergonomic factors affecting human performance and comfort

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

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A2 Written Assessment 1
Task Description
This assessment relates to learning outcomes 1 and 2.
This assessment has three questions that have to be completed.
Q1 requires students to apply learning from Topic 1.
Q2 requires students to apply learning from Topic 2.
Q3 requires students to apply learning from Topic 3.
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Tuesday (01-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission.
Weighting 20%
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

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

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

1. Describe building ergonomic factors affecting human performance and comfort

2. Identify “universal access” service amenities required for the physically disabled

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

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A3 Short written response 2
Task Description
This assessment relates to learning outcomes 2 and 3.
This assessment has one question that has to be completed.
Requires students to do research on a topical subject.
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Tuesday (22-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission.
Weighting 5%
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 - Must complete 50% or more AND achieve 50% or more in the "Short written response" assignments to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

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

2. Identify “universal access” service amenities required for the physically disabled

3. Discuss energy usage and needs for residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects

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

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A4 Written Assessment 2
Task Description
This assessment relates to learning outcomes 3 and 4.
This assessment has four questions that have to be completed.
Q1 requires students to apply learning from Topic 4.
Q2 requires students to apply learning from Topic 4.
Q3 requires students to apply learning from Topic 5.
Q4 requires students to apply learning from Topic 5.
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Tuesday (05-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission.
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

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

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

3. Discuss energy usage and needs for residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects

4. Explain natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, security and communications, and hydraulic service supply and disposal systems using industry regulations, standards and codes

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A5 Short written response 3
Task Description
This assessment relates to learning outcomes 4.
This assessment has one question that has to be completed.
Requires students to do research on a topical subject.
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Tuesday (19-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission.
Weighting 5%
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 - Must complete 50% or more AND achieve 50% or more in the "Short written response" assignments to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

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

4. Explain natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, security and communications, and hydraulic service supply and disposal systems using industry regulations, standards and codes

5. Identify fire protection measures used in residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects

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

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



6 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A6 Written Assessment 3
Task Description
This assessment relates to learning outcomes 4, 5 and 6.
This assessment has five questions that have to be completed.
Q1 requires students to apply learning from Topic 6.
Q2 requires students to apply learning from Topic 6.
Q3 requires students to apply learning from Topic 7.
Q4 requires students to apply learning from Topic 8.
Q5 requires students to apply learning from Topic 9.
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Tuesday (10-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission.
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 - Must acheive a mark of 40% (14/35) or more for this assessment
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please refer to the Moodle site for submission instructions.

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

4. Explain natural, extractive and air conditioning ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, security and communications, and hydraulic service supply and disposal systems using industry regulations, standards and codes

5. Identify fire protection measures used in residential, low rise commercial and industrial building projects

6. Interpret building acoustic requirements using industry regulations, standards and codes

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence




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