BLDG 2003 Building Regulations Studies

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300885

Coordinator Payam Rahnamayiezekavat Opens in new window

Description This unit develops an awareness of the regulations used to control risk in buildings. Major sources of risk, such as fire and public health, are identified and controlled. Building regulations of high risk regions, such as cyclonic, seismic and bushfire-prone areas, are also discussed. The unit emphasises the safety of vulnerable occupants, such as young children, disabled people and the elderly. The unit also explores recent developments in the National Construction Code (NCC: formerly BCA) concerning energy efficiency.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects BLDG 3002 - Building Regulation Studies BLDG 3003 - Building Regulation Studies

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the principles of performance-based building regulations
  2. Apply the deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) provisions of the Building Code of Australia
  3. Relate building regulations to a high risk location

Subject Content

Format of the National Construction Code (NCC: formerly BCA)
Fire Dynamics
Building Classifications
Passive fire control
Fire egress
Active fire-fighting services and equipment
Building in bushfire-prone zones
Building in seismic and cyclonic zones
Safe movement and access
Health and amenity
Energy efficiency

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 1500 words 20 N Individual
Fire Safety 1500 words 20 N Individual
Online Examination Equivalent to 2000 words 30 N Individual
BCA Compliance Assessment and Testing 3000 words 30 N Group

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Parramatta - Victoria Rd (Summer A)

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

Evening

Subject Contact Payam Rahnamayiezekavat Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Evening

Subject Contact Payam Rahnamayiezekavat Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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