BLAR13040 - Building Life Cycle Maintenance

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to technical and compliance aspects of commercial sector building maintenance and re-use, and the role of the construction manager including: the application and relevance of Post Occupancy Evaluations; introduction to common building pathologies and their treatment; role of construction detailing in life cycle building maintenance including construction for disassembly; introduction to principles of auditing of both infrastructure and services; retrofitting of building fabric and services (including heritage buildings).

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 65.79% 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: Student evaluation
Feedback
Assignment questions appeared to be a bit repetitive within the topics
Recommendation
Assessment wording will be revisited before the next offering.
Action Taken
Wording of the assessment tasks were reviewed by two staff members before being released.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Lectures were specific and easy to listen to. The lectures (while prerecorded), still came across engaging, this I believe is mainly due to Neon not just re-reading the slides, but explaining them and providing relative examples.
Recommendation
Supportive comments will be passed onto the lecturer.
Action Taken
Supportive comments were passed onto the lecturer.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The study guide is easy to follow and the readings are pertinent to the content and give examples of how the content is applied.
Recommendation
Unit review will maintain the endorsement provided.
Action Taken
Study guide layout was retained.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Lectures were located on You Tube making it difficult to download to watch later, without using internet. Past course lecture were always in a mp4 format on echo or zoom.
Recommendation
The format of unit recordings will be revisited before the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The whole subject gave me a greater understand of Building Auditing and the role that it plays within the built environment portfolio
Recommendation
Supportive comments will be passed onto the lecturer.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The Feed-Back for this subject was very good. Very good topic knowledge and relevant to industry. Assisted with my better understanding of the subject. Provided a deeper understanding and could immediately use outcomes in practice.
Recommendation
Unit review will maintain the endorsement provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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