Produce an advanced engineering design for a steel structure
This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to complete an engineering project brief, including the analysis and advanced design of steel structures from first principles, using appropriate design aids.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit contains employability skills.
Application of the Unit
This unit of competency applies to a person working at para-professional level in a civil engineering environment and required to prepare the design of steel structures.
Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency. Elements describe actions or outcomes that are demonstrable and assessable.
Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element – they identify the standard for the element. Where bold / italicized text is used, further information or explanation is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement.
Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.
1. Identify steel structure to be designed
2. Plan design approach
3. Complete the design
4. Compile, document and present results.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.
- reading skills to interpret task related documentation, specifications, drawings and OHS/WHS procedures
- obtaining the appropriate resources and equipment to undertake design task
- identifying and applying relevant standards and regulations to undertake design task
- performing appropriate engineering design calculations
- determining design for dead and live loads
- determining wind loads on buildings
- employing available design aids efficiently
- preparing and maintaining records in accordance with specifications and statutory requirements
- communicating and working with other team members
- relevant Australian or other appropriate standards
- load calculation on steel beams and frames
- safe steel beam load tables
- impact of wind loads on buildings
- pin-jointed steel frames
- biaxial bending stresses calculations
- design considerations for welded plate girders
- combined tension and bending on steel structures
- design considerations for steel purlins and girts
The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold / italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.
OHS/WHS requirements may include:
- protective equipment
- material safety management systems
- hazardous substances and dangerous goods code
- local safe operation procedures
- awards provisions
Environmental requirements may include::
- liquid waste
- solid waste
- gas, fume, vapour, smoke emissions, including fugitive emissions, dust
- excessive energy and water use
- excessive noise
Appropriate personnel may include:
- leading hand
- site engineer
- team member
Resources and equipment may include:
- standards, such as:
- AS4100 – Steel Structures
- AS5100 – Bridge Design
o AS1170.0:200 o AS1170.1:200 o AS1170.2:2002
Enterprise procedures may include:
- the use of tools and equipment
- instructions, including job sheets, cutting lists, plans, drawings and designs
- reporting and communication
- manufacturers' specifications
- operational procedures
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Elements, Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment section in Section B of the Accreditation Submission.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
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