Unit of competency details

CPCCBS8002 - Manage information on construction methods, materials and services for a building surveying team (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 05/Jun/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current

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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040305 Building Surveying  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040305 Building Surveying  04/Sep/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1.

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version 1.

Application

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required by senior building surveyors to develop an understanding of traditional, new and emerging construction methods and materials, including systems and components for services, for all Building Code of Australia (BCA) defined classes and types of buildings, including all Type A buildings in classes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. It involves researching and analysing construction industry information, including research papers, engineering reports, and material specifications and performance data.

The unit also covers developing a knowledge bank and information system for use by the building surveying team, including processes and checklists for ensuring that construction methods and materials used on building projects are evaluated using current and accurate information.

The unit supports the work of private or municipal building surveyors who provide advisory code-consulting services or authorised statutory services relating to planning or building permit application assessment, or building audit and inspection services.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Competency Field

Building surveying

Unit Sector

Construction

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1.

Develop an information system for construction methods and materials.

1.1.

Sources of information on traditional, new and emerging construction methods  for BCA classes and types of buildings  are researched and evaluated and processes are put in place to access information and maintain its currency.

1.2.

Sources of information on traditional, new and emerging construction materials  for BCA classes and types of buildings are researched and evaluated and processes are put in place to access information and maintain its currency.

1.3.

Sources of information on traditional, new and emerging systems and components for services  for BCA classes and types of buildings are researched and evaluated and processes are put in place to access information and maintain its currency.

1.4.

Information management system is developed and maintained to ensure accuracy, currency and comprehensiveness of information.

2.

Analyse construction methods information.

2.1.

Information relating to applying different construction methods to the foundations and footings of each class and type of building is analysed and recorded.

2.2.

Information relating to applying different construction methods to the structural and supporting systems of each class and type of building is analysed and recorded.

2.3.

Information relating to applying different construction methods to the enclosing systems of each class and type of building is analysed and recorded.

2.4.

Construction methods are evaluated in relation to different geographical locations and climatic conditions, and strengths and weaknesses for particular contexts are recorded.

3.

Analyse construction materials information.

3.1.

Information relating to applying different construction materials to the foundations and footings of each class and type of building is analysed and recorded.

3.2.

Information relating to applying different construction materials to the structural and supporting systems of each class and type of building is analysed and recorded.

3.3.

Information relating to applying different construction materials to the enclosing systems of each class and type of building is analysed and recorded.

3.4.

Construction materials are evaluated in relation to different geographical locations and climatic conditions, and strengths and weaknesses for particular contexts are noted.

4.

Analyse information relating to services.

4.1.

Information relating to energy supply and infrastructure for different classes and types of buildings is analysed and recorded.

4.2.

Information relating to heating and cooling systems for different classes and types of buildings is analysed and recorded.

4.3.

Information relating to fire protection systems for different classes and types of buildings is analysed and recorded.

4.4.

Information relating to gas and hydraulic services supply and infrastructure for different classes and types of buildings is analysed and recorded.

4.5.

Information relating to elevator and escalator systems for different classes and types of buildings is analysed and recorded.

4.6.

Service systems and components are evaluated in relation to different geographical locations and climatic conditions, and strengths and weaknesses for particular contexts are noted.

5.

Develop processes for the application of information.

5.1.

Information relating to the root cause of building incidents is analysed and methods, materials and service failures are noted.

5.2.

Own analyses and notes on construction methods, materials and services are shared and discussed with relevant internal or external personnel to confirm findings and clarify meaning as required.

5.3.

Advisory notes on the application of construction methods, materials and service systems and components to different classes and types of buildings, are prepared for building surveying team and for clients, as required.

5.4.

Procedures and checklists are developed to facilitate building surveying team members thorough assessment of construction methods, materials and services for different classes and types of buildings.

Foundation Skills

This section describes the language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills essential to performance in this unit but not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Performance feature 

Learning skills to:

  • employ systematic approaches to planning and managing sustained activities, recognising the need for flexibility to cover contingencies
  • use structured approaches to maintain currency of skills and knowledge as a regular part of routine through, for example, email alerts, conferences, or subscriptions to relevant journals.

Numeracy skills to:

  • critically review mathematics used in information relating to construction methods and materials to identify the real-world implications
  • extract and analyse a range of mathematical information embedded in complex texts related to the construction industry and gather additional mathematical information from other sources.

Oral communication skills to:

  • understand and use specialised construction industry vocabulary in a variety of situations, for example explanations, descriptions and discussions with specialist personnel.

Reading skills to:

  • use specialised background knowledge to support interpretation of highly complex texts specific to the construction industry, including research papers and test reports on construction materials and methods
  • use structures, layout, features and conventions of complex texts to locate specific information.

Writing skills to:

  • use accurately-spelled specialised construction industry vocabulary in emails, letters and reports.

Range of Conditions

This section specifies work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below.

Construction methods  must include:

  • enclosing systems
  • fire protection
  • foundations and footings
  • ground preparation
  • off-site manufacturing and modular construction
  • on-site construction
  • public protection
  • sequencing of building elements
  • structural and supporting systems
  • water and moisture proofing.

Types of buildings  must include:

  • Type A buildings as defined in the BCA, including buildings that are:
  • 3 storeys or more in classes 2, 3 and 9
  • 4 storeys or more in classes 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Type B buildings as defined in the BCA
  • Type C buildings as defined in the BCA.

Construction materials  must include:

  • composite materials
  • concrete
  • glass
  • glass blocks
  • masonry
  • metals
  • new and emerging materials
  • stone
  • timber and timber products.

Systems and components for services  must include those for:

  • energy
  • fire suppression
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • telecommunications
  • water.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=7e15fa6a-68b8-4097-b099-030a5569b1ad

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1.

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version 1.

Performance Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. The person must develop, maintain and share with colleagues, a knowledge bank of current and accurate information and details of reliable sources of information sufficient to enable a team of building surveyors to research and provide advice on traditional, new and emerging construction methods and materials, including systems and components for services for all Building Code of Australia (BCA) defined classes and types of buildings.

In doing the above, the person must:

  • develop an information management system that ensures the information stored in the knowledge bank is maintained for accuracy and currency
  • analyse different construction methods for various types and classifications of buildings and project locations
  • analyse different construction materials for various types and classifications of buildings and project locations
  • analyse at least three services and related components for various types and classifications of buildings
  • develop processes and checklists to assist team members in their research into construction methods, materials and services for building surveying projects.

Knowledge Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • BCA definitions of types and classes of buildings
  • building control legislation and regulations in different jurisdictions
  • frameworks and processes for keeping informed and up-to-date on construction methods, materials and systems in use in various types and classifications of buildings in different project locations
  • information management systems and how they can be used effectively to ensure access to accurate and current information
  • sources of information on product recalls or faults in materials or systems and their associated components
  • sources of information on new and emerging construction methods and materials.

Assessment Conditions

Suitable assessment of performance requires:

  • equipment:
  • computer with internet access and business software currently in use in building surveying practices
  • specifications:
  • access to the BCA and relevant building control legislation, codes and standards
  • access to manufacturer specifications and documentation on construction materials and methods of use
  • relationships with team members and supervisor:
  • access to a team of building surveyors with various levels of experience and approval authority.

Assessor requirements 

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

In addition, assessors must also demonstrate current membership of a relevant industry association and have current registration on the National Building Professionals Register in the Building Industry Control category (level 1) or be accredited under the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) National Accreditation Scheme at Building Surveyor level.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=7e15fa6a-68b8-4097-b099-030a5569b1ad

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