BUILDING STUDIES

Module Title:           SERVICES 1

Nominal Duration:    34 HOURS

Module Code:          ABC007     SIN      27683 

Module Purpose:      To inform learners of the services and requirements provided in all building types of construction and classifications.
To provide a general knowledge of the principles involved to enable them to communicate technically with consultants and builders when reading, discussing or providing service drawings, details and specifications.

Prerequisite:           Construction 1 and 2

Text Required:     R.N. Chivers 1997 (available from bookshop)

Reference Text:       Building Code of Australia
                            Relevant SAA Codes
                            Other relevant Standards and Government Acts and Regulations
                            Industry Association and Manufacturer’s literature

Course Content

Synopsis:       Water Supply; Sewerage and Drainage;
                            Rainwater Disposal; Mechanical Ventilation;
                            Air Conditioning; Air Filters and Ducting Systems;
                            Hot Water Systems.
                            Natural Light; Artificial Light; Fire Protection;
                            Garbage Disposal and Incinerators; Service Cabling.

Assessment

Methods:       Written Assessment and / or
                            Assessment of Assignment (s)
                            Service Diagrams and Plans

Delivery:       There are no special requirements for delivery of this Module.

Learning

Outcomes:    On completion of this Module, the learner shall be able to:

Learning Outcome 1.     Describe commonly used methods of Water Supply and their layout.
Learning Activities: 1.1    Explain the various water sources and common reticulation systems.
                           1.2    Describe common domestic installations.
                           1.3    State the relevant materials used for the distribution of water throughout installations.
                           1.4    Explain the necessity for the installation of water storage tanks in buildings relative to the public water                                    supply and reservoir heights.
                           1.5    Describe how pumps are used to maintain water levels in storage tanks, including single and two-stage                                     pumping.
                           1.6    Describe the possible interconnection of water storage tanks for fire protection and the importance of                                     non-return valves.

Learning Outcome  2.     Describe commonly used methods for sewerage and drainage disposal and their layout.
Learning Activities: 2.1    Explain the locations of the Corporation’s Sewer lines.
                           2.2    State the relevant materials used for sewage and drainage disposal.
                           2.3    Describe the characteristics and design criteria for the installation of commonly used traps and                                     plumbing fixtures for both waste and prohibited discharges.
                           2.4    Define the term plumbing duct;
                                  explain the various types of plumbing ducts
                                  determined by the position of the plumbing fixtures in the building.
                                  list and describe those items and services that may be housed within plumbing ducts.
                           2.5   Define the roles of:
                                  Hydraulic Engineer
                                  Plumbing Consultants
                           2.6   Explain the relationship and positioning of Inspection Openings (IO’s) and Access Ports.
                           2.7   Explain the method for disposing of sewerage from fixtures situated below the level of the Corporation                                    sewer line or the property sewer in both commercial and domestic situations.
                           2.8   Discuss septic tanks and soakage systems used in applications other than domestic situations.

Learning Outcome   3.       Describe commonly used methods for rainwater disposal.
Learning Activities: 3.1     Explain the principals of the collection and disposal of rain water from all types of buildings.
                           3.2     Discuss the draining of paved areas and requirements for installing silt pits.
                           3.3     Describe the various soakage units according to soil type for disposal of rain water from roof and                                      paved areas.

Learning Outcome   4.       Describe commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation.
Learning Activities: 4.1     Define the term “Mechanical Ventilation”.
                           4.2     Explain the terms “volume”, “velocity” and “solid particles content” and state how each may be                                      controlled.
                           4.3     Identify methods of mechanical ventilation.
                           4.4     Discuss fan types used.
                           4.5     Explain by sketches, methods of air distribution.
                           4.6     Describe situations for mechanical ventilation for occupier comfort and / or Health Act Regulations, in                                     relation to ceiling fans in enclosed car parks.

Learning Outcome   5.       Describe currently used methods for air conditioning.
Learning Activities: 5.1     Explain the difference between “mechanical ventilation” and “air conditioning”.
                           5.2     Describe the basic elements of air conditioning.
                           5.3     Explain the functions of air conditioning during summer and winter.
                           5.4     Compare air conditioning applications for various types of occupancy in buildings.

Learning Outcome   6.       Define the purpose and function of air filters and ducting.
Learning Activities: 6.1     Define “air filter” and give reasons for installation.
                                    -    Discuss the three main filter types and contrast the efficiency of each.
                           6.2     Define the “ducting” in relation to air conditioning and mechanical ventilation.
                                    -  Discuss the shapes, efficiency positions of and fire rating of materials used in duct work.
                           6.3     List and describe the positions in buildings from which air is not to be re-circulated.
  
Learning Outcome   7.       Describe currently used water heating systems and factors affecting selection.
Learning Activities: 7.1     Discuss the selection of a hot water system to service a building type / height / area /                                     coverage / type of occupancy / number of outlets and energy sources available.
                           7.2     Explain the operating principles of the various types installed / available.

Learning Outcome   8.       Describe effective natural lighting for varying building situations.
Learning Activities: 8.1     Discusss the requirements and provisions for natural light.
                           8.2     Identify the Authorities and reference to the Building  Code of Australia, regarding natural light.
                           8.3     Discuss the general aims of good daylighting design.
                           8.4     Describe terminology and methods of roof(s) construction for daylight transmission.

Learning Outcome   9.       Select suitable lighting fixtures for a range of  operations.
Learning Activities: 9.1     Explain why and where artificial light is necessary and how this may be achieved.
                           9.2     Define key terminology and discuss the control of glare, reflection and brightness.
                           9.3     Compare types of light sources in relation to intensity, lifespan and specific uses.
                           9.4     State recommended service luminance to various situations.

Learning Outcome   10.     Describe the process and considerations for fire protection in buildings.
Learning Activities: 10.1    List the Authorities involved for the various Building  Classifications for plan perusal and                                       site inspection.
                           10.2    List several separate examples as in 10.1
                           10.3    Discuss extinguishing agents available and details for Laws and Regulations requirements of sprinkler                                       systems and fire hoses.
                           10.4    Discuss fire detector and alarm systems, the application of fire doors and relate how these may work in                                       conjunction with each other.

Learning Outcome   11.     Select or design suitable garbage disposal methods for buildings.
Learning Activities: 11.1    Identify the Act and the Authorities relative to garbage disposal.
                           11.2    Describe methods of storage and disposal of garbage on occupied sites.
                           11.3    draw a diagram and explain a typical rubbish chute system, connected to disposal method(s).
                           11.4    List various types of incinerators and relate waste types disposal in each.

Learning Outcome   12.     Describe the likely requirements for electronic cabling in buildings.
Learning Activities: 12.1    Discuss consultants, types of service, site and space, categories, layouts and equipment                                       requirements eg.  telephones, computers etc.
                           12.2    Discuss general interiors and locations for outlets.
                           12.3    Describe any safeguards that may be required.
 
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