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    Sem 1 2009

    Construction Strand

    Unit BCGBC4010A

    Certificate IV in Building and Construction ( Building )

    BCGO3 General Construction




     BCGBC4010A Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions - is a unit of competency from the General Construction Training Package BCG03.

The Unit BCGBC4010A is divided into Five (5) strands :

    ; Structural Appreciation

    ; Timber Framing Code

    ; Construction

    ; Communications

    ; Maths

Subject purpose

    When you have completed the Construction strand, you will have developed the knowledge and skills to apply structural principles to the assessment of the selection, integration and building-in of construction elements and components, and to the construction procedures and processes, of low-rise residential buildings, described as Class 1 and 10.

    On completion, you will be able to perform the following elements which make up the essential outcomes of this unit of competency:

    Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of class 1 and 10 buildings. Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of footings.

    Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of the floor system.

    Plan, coordinate and manage the building of the structural and non-structural wall systems. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of the roof system.

    Plan, coordinate and manage the external wall cladding of the structure.


    The student result is based on the evidence provided to meet the criteria for competence as specified in the unit of competency and grading criteria.

    The result CD, CC, AC or NC is obtained representing Distinction or Credit or Competent or Not yet Competent respectively.

    Where the unit contributes to the course grading, a nominal mark is used to calculate the final course grade. The nominal mark is:

    Distinction 88

    Credit 75

    Competent 61

    Not yet Competent 44

Assessment Requirements

     To be found competent in this strand ( Construction) of BCGBC4010A You must be found competent in each of the following:

    ; Assignment 1 & 2

    ; Two Mid Term Quiz

    ; Field day and Report


    ; Two End of term Exam

    ; Various Element Assessments.

    Enrolment Requirements

    Before undertaking any construction activity, or entering a construction worksite or workshop,

    learners must possess or be eligible for an OHS Induction for Construction Work in NSW Certificate

    issued by WorkCover NSW.

    Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria

Analyse and plan for Relevant industry professionals

    the structural are consulted as required to industry professionals may include: integrity of class 1 provide advice regarding the

    and class 10 design process and the structural

    buildings. integrity of the proposed Class 1

     or Class 10 building. ; architects

     ; engineers

    Collect and analyse project ; draftspeople

    documentation to assist in the ; quantity surveyors surveyors

    analysis of the plans and


     Project documentation is analysed project documentation may include:

     for conformance with the BCA ; registered plans

    requirements for bushfire, high ; original contour survey plan

    wind, earth quake and alpine ; site plan

    environments. ; soils investigation report

     ; engineer’s footing design/specifications

    ; retaining walls and tanking


    ; underpinning, rock anchors and shoring


    ; structural floor systems, wall systems and

     roof systems

    ; design/specifications

    ; contract plans

    ; Building approval plans.

     New and emerging building

     technologies are assessed for ;

    application to the construction

    process and their conformance

    with the requirements of the BCA

    and Australian standards.

     Pre-commencement site residential low rise buildings as described

     inspection is conducted to confirm within the BCA are:


    ; Class 1 and 10

Plan, coordinate and Footings are set out in accordance

    manage the laying with the building’s plans. Footings may be:


of footings

     The structural integrity of the ; bored pier footings

    footings specified in the building ; column or stump

    plan is assessed for compliance ; pier and beams

    with relevant codes and accepted concrete slab floors

    industry construction principles.

     Footings, as specified in the

     building plan, are laid and

    checked for conformance with

    project documentation.

     Damp coursing and the provision

     of termite barriers and other

    relevant techniques are planned,

    implemented and checked in

    accordance with codes, standards

    and industry practice.

Plan, coordinate and Concrete slab or bearers and

    manage the laying joists specified in the building of the floor system. plan are assessed for structural

     integrity and compliance with

    relevant codes and accepted

    industry construction principles.

     The laying of the floor system, The range of components of the

     as specified in the building plan, floor system includes:

    is supervised and checked for

    conformance with project ; bearers and joists

    documentation. ; platform floor construction

     ; fitted (cut-in) floors

    ; engineered floor joists

    ; sheet flooring

    ; tongue and groove flooring

    compressed sheet wet area flooring.

Plan, coordinate and The technical construction

    manage the building principles and performance of materials typically used include of the structural and materials used in the but are not limited to: non-structural wall construction are identified and

    systems. analysed in the planning of the ; timber

     building and construction project. ; structural steel

     ; concrete block

    Application of bracing ; cavity brick

    requirements, tie-downs,

    tolerances, allowances, fixing and

    installation of components are

    planned, implemented and

    checked for conformance with

    relevant Australian standards and

    codes, and manufacturer


     Structural timber members are

     selected for low-rise buildings to

    conform to the requirements of



     Processes are put in place and

     managed to ensure the quality of

    the frame whether it is factory

    pre-cut and pre-nailed, factory

    pre-cut and assembled on-site or

    cut and assembled on-site.

     Vapour permeable sarking or a

     water proof membrane, relevant

    to the construction method, is

    attached and checked.

     The building plans and relevant

     codes and standards are identified Relevant services may include:

    and implemented to ensure

    appropriate allowances have been

    made for relevant services to ; plumbing and drainage

    be installed. ; electrical, electronic and communication

     ; systems

    ; extractive vacuum and exhaust systems

    ; ducting for heating and cooling

    ; passive and active fire detection and

    ; prevention systems

    ; smoke control and containment systems

    powered systems for operating doors and


    Plan, coordinate and The structural integrity of the roof

    manage the building system components specified in of the roof system. the building plan is assessed for

     compliance with relevant codes

    and accepted industry

    construction principles.

     The erecting of roof trusses is The type of roof includes:

     planned, implemented and

    checked in accordance with the ; hip and valley

    building plan requirements, the ; Dutch hip

    type of roof being constructed ; Dutch gable

    and the relevant codes and ; north light

    accepted industry construction ; gable end

    principles. ; dual pitch roof

     ; box gable

    ; skillion

     Processes are put in place and

     managed to ensure the quality of

    the manufactured roof trusses or

    hand cut roof system.

     Roof sarking and cladding is

     planned, installation supervised

    and checked for conformance with

    codes, standards and industry


    Plan, coordinate and The structural performance of the The cladding used on timber manage the external cladding to be used for bracing frame constructions includes: wall cladding of the in the frame construction is

    structure. assessed for compliance with ; weatherboards


     relevant codes, manufacturer ; brick veneer

    specifications and accepted ; fibre cement or compressed wood

    industry construction principles. ; panelling

     ; coatings over base materials

    ; colorbond/zincalume sheeting

     Installation of the cladding, as

     specified in the building plan, is

    supervised and checked for

    conformance with standards and

    accepted industry construction


     Installation of the windows and

     external doors are supervised to

    ensure conformance with relevant

    codes, manufacturer

    specifications and accepted

    industry construction principles.


    Diploma In Building Fulltime 1/2 -Construction Strand


     Monday &


     16/02/2007 Week 1 Lesson 1 Introduction- Legal Constraints in the Building Industry 18/02/2007 Lesson 2 Building Professionals - Project documentation 23/02/2007 Week 2 Lesson 3 The Building Site - Land classification 25/02/2007 Lesson 4 Site Establishment / Assessing Site Suitability 02/03/2007 Week 3 Lesson 5 Excavation / Sub Surface Drainage 04/03/2007 Lesson 6 Footing Systems 09/03/2007 Week 4 Lesson 7 Footing Systems 11/03/2007 Lesson 8 Mid Term Quiz - (A 14) 16/03/2007 Week5 Lesson 9 Sub Floor Construction 18/03/2007 Lesson 10 Sub floor Construction 23/03/2007 Week6 Lesson 11 Floor Framing -Assignment Due (3a, 3b, 3c) 25/03/2007 Lesson 12 First Floor Framing 30/03/2007 Week 7 Lesson 13 Timber Wall Framing 01/04/2007 Lesson 14 Conventional Roof Framing 06/04/2007 Week 8 Lesson 15 Roof Shapes / Trusses 08/04/2007 Lesson 16 End Of Term Exam - (A17) 13/04/2007 HOLIDAYS HOLIDAYS HOLIDAYS 20/04/2007 HOLIDAYS HOLIDAYS HOLIDAYS 27/04/2007 Week 10 Lesson 1 Cavity Brickwork 29/04/2007 Lesson 2 Roof Drainage 04/05/2007 Week 11 Lesson 3 Stormwater design - works as exucuted 06/05/2007 Lesson 4 Roof Coverings - roof tiles etc 11/05/2007 Week 12 Lesson 5 Wall Cladding / Internal Linings 13/05/2007 Lesson 6 Windows - types, selection, installation etc 18/05/2007 Week 13 Lesson 7 Doors - types internal/External, installation 20/05/2007 Lesson 8 Mid Term Quiz - 25/05/2007 Week 14 Lesson 9 Stairs - BCA requirements, types etc 27/05/2007 Lesson 10 Electrical Services 01/06/2007 Week 15 Lesson 11 Plumbing Services 03/06/2007 Lesson 12 Waterproofing systems 08/06/2007 Week 16 Lesson 13 PUBLIC HOLIDAY 10/06/2007 Lesson 14 Finishes - internal -Assignment Due (A4 , 5 & 6) 15/06/2007 Week 17 Lesson 15 Finishes - external 17/06/2007 Lesson 16 Retaining Walls / Revision 22/06/2007 Week 18 Lesson 17 Final Examination - (A 18) 24/06/2007 Lesson 18 Examination Review

     Note : All Assignments to be handed to Student services officer on the due date.( Refer handout week 1)



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