Building Codes and Compliance

Course code ARBE1304Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Explores the principles and practice of the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) and relevant Australia Standards applicable to the construction processes and assessment of residential and non-residential buildings. This course aims at developing students knowledge and skills in interpreting and applying the regulatory requirements, including recent changes in legislation and policy, for all buildings types as contained in the relevant codes and standards. It is also aimed at developing students understanding of theory and practice in building performance assessment and reporting. The students are introduced to building information modeling (BIM) within certification practices.

Available in 2015

BCA SingaporeSemester 2
Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) and relevant Australia Standards relating to construction and appraisal of all building types.
- Apply the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) and relevant Australia Standards relating to construction and appraisal of all building types.
- Produce a National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) compliance report for a non-residential building.
- Produce a building condition survey report for a residential building.
- Demonstrate an understanding of building information modelling (BIM) in its application to the certification process.
Content- The National Construction Code, Australian Standards and the International Fire Engineering Guidelines.
- Building Code of Australia Volume One: including fire resistance, access and egree, fire services and equipment, health and amenity, and energy efficiency.
- Building Code of Australia Volume Two: housing provisions including footings and slabs, fire safety, health and amenity, safe movement and access, and energy efficiency.
- Building information modelling: exploring simulations as related to certification of construction drawings.
- Building regulatory systems, certification processes, compliance assessments onsite inspections and industry reporting.
- The Building Surveying profession: history, roles, responsibilities, accreditation.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1: Building Code of Australia Compliance Report.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 2: Short Answer Test
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 3: Building Condition Survey Report
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE1304