CQUniversity Unit Profile
BLAR11050 Term 2 - 2020
Residential Construction
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General Information

Overview

This unit will introduce you to the procedures, principles and methods of construction used for residential buildings and other structures designated by the National Construction Code (NCC) as being within Building Class 1 or 10. Students who have successfully completed BLCN11033 should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Online

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

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

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
4. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 10%

Assessment Grading

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

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 from Unit Evaluation survey.

Feedback

I believe that there needs to be more explanation for each assessment task. Considering this is an online subject I felt very confused and alone when I was reading the questions.

Recommendation

The unit lecturer will provide more direction with respect to assessment task requirements. It is noted that the lecturer provided live tutorial sessions, presenting an opportunity for students to engage directly and seek direction about assessment tasks.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the importance of the housing industry to a community and the prevailing regulations for Australian projects.
  2. Explain the residential procurement process and the human roles required.
  3. Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a residential project.
  4. Prepare drawings and build a model for a residential project.
  5. Describe the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for residential construction.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

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
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Building Construction Handbook 11th (2016)

Authors: Roy Chudley & Roger Greeno
Routledge
Abingdon Abingdon , Oxon , UK
ISBN: 978-1-138-90709-6
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing 3rd (2016)

Authors: Adrian Laws
Cengage Learning
South Melbourne South Melbourne , VIC , Australia
ISBN: 9780170356152
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

E-books of both paperbacks are available in CQUniversity Library; however, your paperback textbooks can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop at http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code).

IT Resources

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

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Pushpitha Kalutara Unit Coordinator
p.kalutara@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

1. Introduction to design and construction of domestic buildings

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

1. Introduction to design and construction of domestic buildings (continued)

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

2. The procurement process

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

3. Domestic building components

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

3. Domestic building components (continued)

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

There are no scheduled tasks during the vacation week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 1 Due: Vacation Week Monday (17 Aug 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

4. Temporary structures: scaffoldings, formwork, falsework

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

4. Temporary structures: scaffoldings, formwork, falsework (continued)

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

5. Construction plant

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

6. Residential construction drawings


Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 2 Due: Week 9 Monday (14 Sep 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

7. Waste minimization


Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

8. Inspection procedures

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

8. Inspection procedures continued

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

There are no set tasks this week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3 Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (12 Oct 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Assessment 4 Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

There are no set tasks this week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 1

Task Description

Assessment 1 is a written work that will require you to research and answer a range of questions that explore Australian residential regulations and procurement processes.


The task will require you to provide information surrounding:

  1. the importance of the building and construction industry;
  2. the process for seeking approval for a residential building; and
  3. the construction sequence.


Assessment Due Date

Vacation Week Monday (17 Aug 2020) 11:45 pm AEST

It is recommended that your submissions in Moodle remain in draft form until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made any necessary corrections to your referencing. Following this process you can make your draft for the final submission.


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Monday (31 Aug 2020) 12:00 am AEST

Review of the assement will be returned within two weeks of the submission due date.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Your assessment submission should be produced in an 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 has been correctly referenced as per Harvard referencing style as advised by CQU Harvard referencing guide.

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


The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Show clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use and reference correctly supporting information.
  • 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 this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF or MS Word file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the importance of the housing industry to a community and the prevailing regulations for Australian projects.
  • Explain the residential procurement process and the human roles required.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 2

Task Description

Assessment 2 is a written task that will require you to research and answer a range of questions that explore detailed building processes for residential construction.


The task will require you to provide information surrounding:

  1. component assembly including labour, plant and equipment used for selected building elements;
  2. using scaffolding, false work and formwork; and
  3. plant selection and managing construction waste.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (14 Sep 2020) 11:45 pm AEST

It is recommended that your submissions in Moodle remain in draft form until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made any necessary corrections to your referencing. Following this process you can make your draft for the final submission.


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Monday (28 Sep 2020) 12:00 am AEST

Review of the assement will be returned within two weeks of the submission due date.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Your assessment submission should be produced in an 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 has been correctly referenced as per Harvard referencing style as advised by CQU Harvard referencing guide.


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


The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Show clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use and reference correctly supporting information.
  • 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 this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF or MS Word file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a residential project.
  • Describe the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for residential construction.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 3

Task Description

Assessment 3 will require you to research and answer a range of questions that explore residential construction and documentation.

The task will require you to provide information surrounding:

  1. drawings for building a house; and
  2. using a model to convey construction elements.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (12 Oct 2020) 11:45 pm AEST

It is recommended that your submissions in Moodle remain in draft form until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made any necessary corrections to your referencing. Following this process you can make your draft for the final submission.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (23 Oct 2020) 12:00 am AEST

Within two weeks of submission due date but before the certification of grades


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
Students are required to achieve a minimum mark of 12/30 (40%) for this assessment task and an overall cumulative result of 50% or more from all assessments in order to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

Your assessment submission should be produced in an electronic format.


Important point: Students are required to achieve a minimum mark of 12/30 for this assessment task in order to pass the unit.


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 has been correctly referenced as per Harvard referencing style as advised by CQU Harvard referencing guide.


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


The assessment will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Show clarity and succinctness of expression.
  • Adequate coverage of topics discussed.
  • Use and reference correctly supporting information.
  • 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 this knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Via the Moodle Assessment portal, submit a single PDF or MS Word file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a residential project.
  • Prepare drawings and build a model for a residential project.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Assessment 4

Task Description

Assessment 4 is a multiple-choice quiz, including the following assessment specific information:

  • The quiz covers Topics 1-8 in your study guide.
  • The quiz will be open from Week 12 Friday.
  • The quiz will be close at 11.45pm AEST on Review/Exam Week Friday (1 week later).
  • The quiz will be closed at 11.45pm regardless of your progress, so attempt the quiz before 9.45pm (AEST) at the latest.
  • The quiz can be attempted at any time during this period.
  • A maximum of 2 attempts allowed to answer the quiz with 120 minutes provided for each attempt.
  • You can click submit before the time limit (120 mins) ends.
  • The quiz will comprise 20 questions with multiple choice answers provided for each question; pick only 1 choice when answering each question.
  • The questions are shuffled between attempts.
  • You must achieve a minimum grade of 50% for this assessment task as a requisite towards an overall unit pass.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 11:45 pm AEST

Please refer to the instructions on Moodle page


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Monday (19 Oct 2020) 12:00 am AEST

Results of the quiz will be returned within 24 hours of due date or submission date (whichever is the latest).


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
Students are required to achieve a minimum mark of 10/20 (50%) for this assessment task and an overall cumulative result of 50% or more from all assessments in order to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

Note; students are required to complete this quiz and achieve a minimum grade of 50% (in addition to any other minimum mark or grade requirements noted for other unit assessment tasks and in accordance with the unit Assessment Grading criteria) in order to pass this unit. A maximum of two attempts will be permitted for the quiz, the highest grade achieved from either attempt will be your final mark for this task.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Quiz accessed via the Moodle portal

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the importance of the housing industry to a community and the prevailing regulations for Australian projects.
  • Explain the residential procurement process and the human roles required.
  • Describe the functions, materials and details of the major components. the waste management strategies used and the regulatory inspections made when constructing a residential project.
  • Prepare drawings and build a model for a residential project.
  • Describe the temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework and plant selection processes used for residential construction.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

What can you do to act with integrity?

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.