BLSV12020 - Building Infrastructure Audits

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit aims to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of auditing building layouts, fabric, detailing for regulatory and best-practice performance through design, construction and refurbishment phases of building projects.

Details

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

BLAR12034 Building Legislation 1 or BLAR11051 Construction Legislation 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 - 2020

Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2021 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 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 63.64% 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: "Have your say" student unit evaluation survey
Feedback
All educational material is available from the beginning.
Recommendation
Continue the same process of making available all the learning materials at the beginning of the term.
Action Taken
Same strategy was applied at the beginning of the term.
Source: "Have your say" student unit evaluation survey
Feedback
Efficient (helpful) assignment return times.
Recommendation
Lecturer to maintain the same delivery strategy.
Action Taken
The lecturer maintained the same delivery strategy.
Source: 'Have your say' unit evaluation survey
Feedback
The lecturer is clearly is passionate about the industry as reflected within the recorded lectures. Very well organised unit with all resources available before the term commenced so I could work ahead and have more work, family, study balance. It would be fantastic if all units had the content accurate and available at commencement.
Recommendation
Same delivery strategy will be adopted for the next delivery.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the difference between building inspections, audits and condition assessments.
  2. Organise an inspection/audit/assessment from engagement to finalisation.
  3. Manage inspections of buildings subject of complaints and disputes.
  4. Explain the benefits of preventative maintenance of structures.
  5. Identify basic structural and building environment defects.
  6. Develop professional and comprehensive defect and recommendation reports.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment