Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook

Description

This course explores the principles and practice of the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) and relevant Australia Standards applicable to 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.


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) and relevant Australia Standards relating to the construction and appraisal of all building types.

2. Apply the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) and relevant Australia Standards relating to construction and appraisal of all building types.

3. Produce a National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) compliance report for a non-residential building.

4. Produce a National Construction Code (building code of Australia) report for a residential building.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of building information modelling (BIM) in its application to the certification process.


Content

  • The National Construction Code and Australian Standards.
  • 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 fire safety, health and amenity, safe movement and access and energy efficiency.
  • Building information modelling 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.

Assumed knowledge

ARBE1101 Construction Technology 1 or equivalent


Assessment items

Report: Building Code of Australia Compliance Report

Quiz: Quiz

Report: Building Condition Survey Report


Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Distance Education - Callaghan

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term