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BLAR11050 Residential Construction
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 - 2022

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 along with 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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Building Construction Handbook

Edition: 12th (2020)
Authors: Roy Chudley & Roger Greeno
Routledge
Abingdon Abingdon , Oxon , UK
ISBN: 9780367135430
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing

Edition: 4th (2020)
Authors: Adrian Laws
Cengage Learning
South Melbourne South Melbourne , VIC , Australia
ISBN: 9780170422529
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Both paper and eBook copies can now 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:
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