BLAR11048 - Construction 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to construction principles and methods for commercial and industrial buildings, which fall under Class 2 to 9 of the Building Code of Australia, concentrating on low-rise construction and buildings with load-bearing walls up to three stories in height. This unit provides a background to the following for the construction of these classes of buildings: principles of fire safety, inspection procedures, temporary structures, waste and water management planning, relationship between design and construction methods and the integration of building services into the building structure. Students should have completed introductory studies in Construction to ensure adequate level of entry knowledge.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: BLAR12002 or BLCN11033

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Group Discussion 10%

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

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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.

Source: Course evaluation feedback
Feedback
Our tutor and his tutorials were a great help this term
Recommendation
On line lectures and tutorials are well supported by the students and will continue to form part of the course learning resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Course evaluation feedback
Feedback
Would have been great if the lectures were able to be held on another time. I do understand that my lecturer has work commitments.
Recommendation
Time constraints and a large student body make it difficult to schedule a time suitable to all. Optimised content is anticipated to include recorded online lectures supplimented by tutorials. Casual lecturers are informed of this requirement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Course evaluation feedback
Feedback
Wwhat was the point of the 5 Activity assessment? You were only going to give us 5% marks or less anyway.
Recommendation
Online assessment forums were introduced to promote student to student and student to teacher engagement and to create a feeling of social and teaching presence. The forums were generally well supported by the students and will continue to be used in distance courses to promote a feeling of community.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe in detail construction principles and processes including building components, systems and services for low rise buildings covered by BCA volume 1.
  2. Assess construction documentation for constructability and compliance with codes and standards.
  3. Evaluate the procurement process for a project including objectives, strategies, inspections, temporary works and waste management.
  4. Explain the construction requirements for acoustic insulation and fire safety.
  5. Solve routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making.
  6. Practice personal and interpersonal skills.
  7. Use effectively appropriate modes of communication.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Group Discussion
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology 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 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Group Discussion