BLAR13044 - Building Systems and Services 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit provides an introduction to: energy management systems and strategies for non-residential buildings; ventilation Strategies-principles of air-conditioning and ventilation systems including an understanding of flow analysis for natural ventilation; plant and ducting requirements for air conditioning installations; fire services for commercial class buildings under the Building Code of Australia; communications and security systems in non-residential buildings; storage requirements for fuels such as gas and diesel; transportation systems including escalators and moving walk-ways, lifts (electric and electro-hydraulic) including safety and regulation issues; and building services maintenance and management strategies and procedures. Students will develop an understanding of energy, ventilation and fire safety strategies for commercial class buildings (as designated in the Building Code of Australia). In addition students will be introduced to communications, transportation and services maintenance requirements for buildings. N.B. Students should have completed introductory studies in building services to ensure an adequate level of entry knowledge.

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

Prereq: BLAR11043 or [BLAR12001 & BLAR12005]

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
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).

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 5%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 5%
4. Written Assessment 30%
5. Written Assessment 5%
6. Written Assessment 35%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 58.06% 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
The assessments force students to look closely at NCC requirements which helps to gain a full understanding and appreciation of the minimum requirements.
Recommendation
Continue to focus on regulations and their application.
Action Taken
No change except for legislative updating where required.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
I would like to recommend the power point presentation for each weekly topic be available prior to the lecture.
Recommendation
All the lecture slides were made available on the Sunday before the lecture. Make sure students understand where to find this resource.
Action Taken
This will be reinforced in the first week.
Source: Students.
Feedback
Assignment feedback.
Recommendation
It will be enforced that assignments should be marked and returned within two (2) weeks the submission date.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Reflection.
Feedback
Quality of lectures and resources.
Recommendation
The unit materials are of a high quality and the lecturer is experienced and enthusiastic. It is essential that the materials are maintained up-to-date and the lecturer is retained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. discuss the concept of Energy Management, the associated economic assessment and the importance of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)
  2. understand the principles of air conditioning and ventilation systems, flow analysis for natural ventilation and the plant and ducting requirements for air conditioning installations
  3. discuss fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems with respect to the relevant codes and standards
  4. discuss the basic elements of a communication system and the basic elements of a security system
  5. discuss the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  6. discuss the types, functions and regulations concerning lifts, escalators, and moving walkways
  7. discuss the importance of maintenance in terms of function, procedures and operations

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 - Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
6 - Written Assessment
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
6 - Information Technology Competence
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
6 - Written Assessment