CQUniversity Unit Profile
BLAR11050 Term 1 - 2021
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 1 - 2021

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

Site establishment is part of a three book pack you may have purchased in the previous unit BLAR11049. Copies of both books can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: 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
Peter F Lawrence (Engineering) Unit Coordinator
p.lawrence1@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

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: 15 Mar 2021

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: 22 Mar 2021

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: 29 Mar 2021

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

Assessment 1 Due: Week 4 Thursday (1 Apr 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

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: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

No scheduled class

Chapter

Consider using this week to work on an assessment or take a wellness break.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

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: 26 Apr 2021

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: 03 May 2021

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

Assessment 2 Due: Week 8 Friday (7 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

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

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

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: 24 May 2021

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: 31 May 2021

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: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

There are no set tasks this week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3 Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (11 Jun 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Assessment 4 Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (11 Jun 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

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

This assessment relates to learning outcomes 1 and 2. Assessment 1 will require you to research and answer a range of questions that explore Australian residential regulations and procurement processes.



Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Thursday (1 Apr 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

It is recommended that your submission in Moodle remains as a draft until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made the necessary corrections to your referencing, before finalising your work.


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Friday (23 Apr 2021) 12:00 am AEST


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

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 is compliant with the CQU Harvard Referencing Guide. You will find additional 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

This assessment relates to learning outcomes 3 and 5. Assessment 2 is a written task that will require you to research and answer questions that explore detailed building processes for residential construction, including labour, plant and equipment used for selected building elements;


    Assessment Due Date

    Week 8 Friday (7 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

    It is recommended that your submission in Moodle remains as a draft until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made the necessary corrections to your referencing, before finalising your work.


    Return Date to Students

    Week 10 Friday (21 May 2021) 12:00 am AEST


    Weighting
    30%

    Assessment Criteria

    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 is compliant with the CQU Harvard Referencing Guide. You will find additional 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

    This assessment relates to learning outcomes 3 and 4. Assessment 3 will require you to research and answer questions that explore residential construction components and documentation via drawings and a model.



    Assessment Due Date

    Review/Exam Week Friday (11 Jun 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

    It is recommended that your submission in Moodle remains as a draft until you have viewed the Turnitin similarity report and made the necessary corrections to your referencing, before finalising your work.


    Return Date to Students

    Wednesday 30/06/21


    Weighting
    30%

    Minimum mark or grade
    12/30 (40%)

    Assessment Criteria

    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 is compliant with the CQU Harvard Referencing Guide. You will find additional 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

    This assessment relates to learning outcomes 1 to 5. Assessment 4 is a multiple-choice quiz, based on the following information:

    • The quiz covers Topics 1-8 in the study guide.
    • The quiz will open from Week 12 Friday for a period of 1 week.
    • The quiz will close 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 is allowed to answer the 120 minute quiz.
    • 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 score of 50% for this task as a requisite towards an overall unit pass.


    Number of Quizzes

    1


    Frequency of Quizzes

    Other


    Assessment Due Date

    Review/Exam Week Friday (11 Jun 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


    Return Date to Students

    Monday 14/06/21


    Weighting
    10%

    Minimum mark or grade
    5/10 (50%)

    Assessment Criteria

    Students are required to complete this quiz and achieve a minimum grade of 50% (in addition to any other minimum mark or grade requirement shown for the other assessment tasks) to pass this unit. A maximum of two attempts will be permitted for the quiz, the highest result achieved from either attempt will be your task mark.


    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.