BLAR12050 - Contract Documentation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will develop your understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with the preparation of contract documents including: Working Drawings; Specifications and specified bills; Schedules including fixtures, door and colour schedules; Integration of Australian Standards in the documentation package. It will introduce requirements for: Client sign-off; Coordination of design and consultancy team members; Implementation of quality procedures; Approvals processes; This unit will also consider the role of: non-traditional documentation forms; performance-based documentation.


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

Prerequisite: BLAR12036 Building Design 1

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 - 2021

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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

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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%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% response rate.

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: Unit evaluation
More time spent on clarifying / teaching the modeling program. The highly experienced people demonstrating this program are too fast for the novice learner to comprehend effectively.
Slow down the tempo of the lectures on BIM program.
Action Taken
The casual lecturer is experienced in BIM and has slowed down his tempo of teaching the BIM program.
Source: Unit evaluation
An introduction unit to ArchiCAD and/or Revit would be extremely helpful. It was difficult learning a new software program while also having to complete assignments.
Recommend students take BLAR14018 before this unit.
Action Taken
Experience of learning CAD or Revit is not compulsory before taking this unit however I still recommend students to gain knowledge of BLAR14018 before this unit.
Source: Unit evaluation
If CAD or manual drawing is not to be a prerequisite then it should be available as an additional non-mandatory course within the relevant degree.
I will add CAD and Revit components to the units that need to be taken before BLAR12050
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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