Course outline

The module will familiarise the student with the services used in residential construction. The main emphasis is place on water supply and draining installations.

 

The following references are used in Services 1:

Compulsory text:

R. N. Chivers, 1997, Building Services 1, R. N. Chivers, Guilderton WA

available from the bookshop

Additional references:

BCA††† Volume 1††††††††† Part E

††††††††††† Volume 2††††††††† Part 2.4 Health and Amenity

††††††††††††††††††††††† Part 3.5.2 Gutters and downpipes†††††††††Part 3.8.4 Light

††††††††††††††††††††††† Part 3.7.2 Smoke alarm††††††††††††††††††††††† Part 3.8.5 Ventilation

Water Corporation:††††††††Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Board By-Laws

Australian Standard

SET 3500 National Plumbing Code Set

AS/NZS 3500.0:1995 National Plumbing and Drainage Code - Glossary of terms

AS 3500.1.1-1998 National plumbing and drainage - Water supply - Performance requirements

AS/NZS 3500.1.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage - Water supply - Acceptable solutions

AS/NZS 3500.1.2:1998/Amdt 1-2002 National plumbing and drainage - Water supply - Acceptable solutions

AS 3500.2.1-1996 National Plumbing and Drainage - Sanitary plumbing and drainage - Performance requirements

AS/NZS 3500.2.2:1996 National Plumbing and Drainage - Sanitary plumbing and drainage - Acceptable solutions

AS/NZS 3500.2.2-1996/Amdt 1-1999 National Plumbing and Drainage - Sanitary plumbing and drainage-Acceptable solutions

AS/NZS 3500.2.2:1996/Amdt 2-2002 National Plumbing and Drainage

AS 3500.3.1-1998 National plumbing and drainage - Stormwater drainage - Performance requirements

AS/NZS 3500.3.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage - Stormwater drainage - Acceptable solutions

AS/NZS 3500.3.2-1998/Amdt 1-1998 National plumbing and drainage - Stormwater drainage - Acceptable solutions

AS 3500.4.1-1997 National Plumbing and Drainage - Hot water supply systems - Performance requirements

AS/NZS 3500.4.2:1997 National Plumbing and Drainage - Hot water supply systems - Acceptable solutions

AS/NZS 3500.4.2:1997/Amdt 1-2002 National Plumbing and Drainage - Hot water supply systems - Acceptable solutions

Students can access the standards through Centralís library service online resources from any college computer.

Internet: there is a lot of information available on the Internet and students are encouraged to explore and research topics of specific interest.

 

Lessons

The Module consists of 12 Learning Outcomes (LO). The first lesson (week 1) is an introduction to the module. Refer to the lecture program for the weekly allocation of the LOís. In the first term we cover LO 1 to LO 6 and in the second term LO7 to LO12.

Week 17 is planned for revision but depending on student progress the examination may be conducted in this week instead of week 18. Week 18 is examination week; look for date and time on the notice board. Make sure you donít miss the examination.

 

Student activities

Students need to study the lesson topic prior to the presentation of the lesson. This will provides a basis for class discussions. It also helps to get a better understanding of the subject matter.

Students need to write short paragraphs of the learning activities 4.1 to 12.3 similar to the one shown on the web page. The allocation of the learning activities for each student will be announced in class.

 

Assessment structure

There are three assessment components:

Appropriate coverage of the learning activities††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%

Six short tests in class (dates for tests will be announced)††††††††20%

Final examination in Week 17 or 18†††††††††††††††††††††††                70%

A pass rate of 60% is required for each assessment component.

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