BLCN11033 - Construction 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the procedures, principles and methods of construction with particular focus on domestic buildings and other buildings that are included in Class one and Class ten buildings (as designated by the Building Code of Australia).

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 There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2016

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2016

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 60%
3. Written Assessment 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: Student evaluation
Feedback
Too many plans were requested in assignment 2. Should only be a site plan, elevations, and section. Not electrical, etc. Assignment two is far too large. Maybe consider dividing the 60% up into two assignments throughout semester instead of just hitting people with a massive one where everything is riding on it.
Recommendation
Assessment 2 reports on building a house from start to finish. The number and weighting distribution for the assessments will be reviewed before the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
There was a lot of Assessment, two of which were due on top of each other. I think the workbook should have had a deadline at the end of each week. I am a student that works best under pressure and normally leaves majority of my assessment to the last week. I found I put so much time and effort into the model and that was only a small part of the assessment.
Recommendation
Term assessments are released on the first day of week 1. A review of the "end of term" workbook will be done before the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The lecturer was fantastic. Having live lectures to attend where I could interact was fantastic and I found myself more obligated to stay on top of the workload. I also loved how much I actually learnt in this course that will stay in my head not forgotten once I hit submit.
Recommendation
Regular online sessions will remain a feature of this course.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the importance of the housing industry to the Australian community and describe the types, functions of domestic buildings, and regulations that apply to them.
  2. Understand the procurement of minor works and dwellings, the roles and the activities of building clients, designers and contractors, with descriptions of the design and construction processes.
  3. Describe the functions, materials, configuration(s) and details of the major components in domestic buildings.
  4. Describe and draw simple domestic buildings, as required in the building procurement process.
  5. Describe the sources of waste in the construction industry, particularly in housing and the development of strategies and management practices to minimise its effects.
  6. Describe the protocols and the aims, objectives and points to be observed when undertaking inspections of domestic buildings.
  7. Recognise the importance of temporary works, particularly scaffolding, formwork and falsework, the regulations governing their use, their design principles and the operational requirements that govern their use.
  8. Describe the plant selection processes for the construction of domestic buildings.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - 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 8
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural 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