Produce an engineering design for a reinforced concrete structure
This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to produce a design for a flexural reinforced concrete structure consistent with requirements of a project brief.
The unit includes the design principles of flexural reinforced concrete members such as suspended slabs, beams, columns and footings as well as 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 paraprofessional level in a civil engineering environment where design of reinforced concrete structures is undertaken.
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 reinforced concrete 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.
- consulting and communicating with other team members involved in the design project
- identifying and following relevant OH&S procedures
- reading and interpreting a design brief and related documentation
- using design reference material
- preparing a design project plan
- producing a design for a reinforced concrete structure that meets the requirements of design brief and relevant Australian standards
- preparing and updating design documentation
- shear forces
- ultimate strength theory for bending using rectangular stress block
- moment capacity
- rectangular beam design from first principles
- durability, exposure classifications and minimum concrete cover
- design aids for rectangular beam design
- strength equations:
- for doubly reinforced beams,
- for T-beams and L-beams
- T-beams and L-beams.
- length for tension and compression reinforcement
- hooks and cogs
- curtailment of reinforcement
- arrangement of reinforcement
- shear equations
- design of shear reinforcement
- shear reinforcement and appropriate design aids
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.
HS/WHS requirements may include but not limited to:
- protective equipment
- material safety management systems
- hazardous substances and dangerous goods code
- local safe operation procedures
- awards provisions
Environmental requirements may include but not limited to:
- liquid waste
- solid waste
- gas, fume, vapour, smoke emissions, including fugitive emissions
- excessive energy and water use
- excessive noise
Appropriate personnel may include but not limited to:
- leading hand
- site engineer
- team member
Resources and equipment may include but not limited to:
- appropriate manuals
Enterprise procedures may include but not limited to:
- the use of tools and equipment
- instructions, including job sheets, cutting lists, plans, drawings and designs
- reporting and communication
- manufacturers' specifications and operational procedures
Design references and equipment
- CAD / design aid software
- tables / graphs / charts
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
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Methods of assessment