BSTE501 – Construction for Small Buildings (Structure)

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Module code
BSTE501
Module title
Construction for Small Buildings (Structure)
Prescription
To enable the student to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of foundation, subfloor, flooring wall and roof framing systems and the methods used to resist horizontal loads in small buildings of non-specific design.
Programmes
  • EN1601
  • EN1602
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Determine and design foundation, subfloor and floor systems for small buildings of non-specific design
Determine and design wall framing systems and posts and beams for small buildings of non-specific design
Determine and design roof systems for small buildings of non-specific design
Identify and describe structures and structural elements of specific design used in small buildings

Content
May include, but not limited to, an appropriate selection from the following topics:
Foundations and substructures: overview of substructure and design requirements including geotechnical factors, site constraints, materials, time and cost. Foundation methods utilising a range of materials - timber, concrete. Systems to resist vertical and lateral loads
Wall framing systems: design requirements, provision for services, and materials. Construction process - site constraints, range of materials, time and cost implications. Systems to resist vertical and lateral loads
Roof systems: design requirements, provision for services, and materials. Construction process- site constrains, range of materials, time and cost implications. Systems to resist vertical and lateral loads
Specific design: an overview of specific designed structures and structural elements used in small buildings.

Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning activities for topics may typically include practical/workshop, case studies, lectures, tutorials, field trips, group work, visiting specialists, computer simulations, web technologies, projects and self-directed learning.
Assessment Criteria
A portfolio is a compilation of evidence presented by the student in ways that demonstrate their acquired knowledge, competencies and capabilities. The contents of students' portfolios may include evidence of achievement from assignments, projects, tests, formative assessments, and peer assessments, self and group assessments. Portfolio of Evidence
Learning and Teaching Resource
Online access to NZ product data and manufacturers information
White boards or projection equipment capable of sharing developing sketches in process to the room
Access to NZ Standards and building codes
Product samples
Sample Construction documentation
May require access to basic virtual modelling software e.g. Google Sketchup