Available in 2022
Course code

ARBE1304

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

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.

*Credit cannot be awarded for this course as it must be undertaken at the University of Newcastle for accreditation purposes.


Availability

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2022

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

Report: Building Condition Survey Report

Quiz: Quiz


Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Online

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 day(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 5

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.