Unit of competency details

CPCCBS8007 - Monitor building work and advise on compliance issues (Release 1)

Summary

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

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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 provide building surveying advisory services to clients during construction or building upgrade works 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. The unit supports the work of private building surveyors who offer building inspection services in a consultative capacity for both new construction projects and for building compliance upgrade works. The unit covers managing the tendering process and the selection of contractors, inspecting the building during the progress of construction or building work, and liaising and negotiating on behalf of the client with the building contractor on compliance issues.

Building surveyors must operate within the regulatory constraints that govern the relationship between their advisory and statutory roles and ensure that no conflict of interest arises.

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.

Prepare for monitoring building work.

1.1.

Private practice service agreement for monitoring building work and advising on compliance is negotiated and agreed with clients.

1.2.

Duty of care responsibilities of building surveyors for monitoring building work and advising on compliance issues, and individual and organisational liabilities are determined and risk management strategies developed and applied.

1.3.

Documentation  required for monitoring building work is obtained from client and specialist consultants and analysed.

1.4.

BCA classes and types of buildings  to be monitored and applicable compliance requirements  are determined.

1.5.

Resource requirements, including external specialist expertise, are determined and engaged on project.

1.6.

Processes and checklists are prepared to facilitate on-site inspections and the identification and recording of compliance issues.

1.7.

Schedule of inspections of building work is negotiated and confirmed with building contractor and client for specific stages of the project according to service level agreement.

2.

Monitor new construction work.

2.1.

Inspection team is briefed and inspection tasks are allocated to team members and external specialists, as required.

2.2.

National Construction Code (NCC) deemed-to-satisfy provisions are analysed and applied to inspections.

2.3.

NCC performance requirements for alternative solutions are analysed and applied to inspections.

2.4.

Compliance issues are identified, discussed with building or services contractors, and recorded.

2.5.

Reports detailing work to be completed are prepared and explained to client and stakeholders as required.

3.

Manage compliance upgrade work.

3.1.

Scope of work is analysed and request for tender documentation is prepared and processed in consultation with client and relevant stakeholders.

3.2.

Tenders are assessed in consultation with client and relevant stakeholders and contracts are developed and awarded.

3.3.

Schedule of inspections of compliance upgrade work is prepared and negotiated with contractor.

3.4.

Inspection team is briefed and inspection tasks are allocated to team members and external specialists, as required.

3.5.

Inspections are managed and inspection reports reviewed and approved as required.

3.6.

Remedial work, in the case of defects, is negotiated with contractor and monitored to satisfactory completion.

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 building monitoring activities, recognising the need for flexibility to cover contingencies.

Numeracy skills to:

  • critically review mathematics used in compliance specifications 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
  • use structures, layout, features and conventions of complex legal and regulatory texts to locate specific information.

Writing skills to:

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

Planning and organising skills to:

  • lead work groups or teams facilitating the achievement of outcomes through highly developed interpersonal, planning and time management skills and leadership.

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.

Documentation  must include:

  • architectural drawings:
  • as-built drawings
  • detailed drawings
  • working drawings
  • building permits and attached conditions or approved variations to compliance requirements
  • compliance audit report
  • reports from specialist experts
  • evidence of compliance of materials, components, fixtures and fittings.

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.

Compliance requirements  must include:

  • Australian standards referenced by building control legislation and regulations and the NCC
  • building control legislation and regulations applicable to the jurisdiction of the construction project or building
  • NCC.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

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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:

  • monitor building work and advise on compliance issues for three construction projects of three storeys or more, and:
  • develop service level agreements for each project
  • assess individual and organisational risks and liabilities associated with each project
  • develop and implement risk management strategies with each project
  • confirm the classifications of buildings and determine the applicable compliance requirements for all building types, including Type A buildings with each project
  • develop procedures and checklists for on-site building work inspections
  • manage staff conducting inspection procedures for two projects of three storeys or more, ensuring that inspections are scheduled and completed according to the terms of the service level agreement
  • review, evaluate and approve staff advice and reports on works to be completed with each project
  • conduct and lead inspections for one project and prepare and explain reports on works to be completed to stakeholders
  • manage compliance upgrade work for three projects of three storeys or more, and:
  • develop service level agreements for each project
  • assess individual and organisational risks and liabilities associated with each project
  • develop and implement risk management strategies with each project
  • confirm the classifications of buildings and determine the applicable compliance requirements with each project
  • monitor staff managing compliance upgrades for two projects of three storeys or more, ensuring that work is scheduled and completed according to the terms of the service level agreement or policy statement
  • review, evaluate and approve staff reports on works to be completed with each project
  • conduct and manage compliance upgrade work for one project and prepare and explain reports on works to be completed to stakeholders.

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • architectural drawing conventions and symbols and notations used in:
  • as-built drawings
  • detailed drawings
  • working drawings
  • Building Code of Australia (BCA) definitions of classes and types of buildings
  • building surveyors duty of care requirements
  • compliance requirements of:
  • building control legislation and regulations
  • National Construction Code (NCC)
  • Australian standards referenced by building control legislation and regulations and the NCC
  • construction methods and materials suitable for different classifications of buildings
  • regulatory constraints that govern the relationship between the advisory and statutory roles of building surveyors
  • negotiation techniques that facilitate discussions with construction industry professionals, clients and other stakeholders
  • project management strategies for planning and implementing inspections and audits
  • risk management strategies for limiting liability for inspection and auditing reports and certification.

Assessment Conditions

Suitable assessment of performance requires:

  • equipment:
  • computer with internet access and business software currently in use in building surveying practices
  • materials:
  • documentation for three new construction works and three compliance upgrade works
  • specifications:
  • access to relevant and current building control legislation, regulations, codes and standards and state, territory or local authority planning policies
  • 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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