Australian Vocational Education and Training/CPPBDN8006 Identify and manage new building design technologies

CPPBDN8006 - Identify and manage new building design technologies edit

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to identify new technologies that support building design practices. It covers managing building information modelling (BIM) technologies and systems that support three-dimensional (3-D) modelling and visualisation and capture information about the building fabric as part of a 3-D model. It involves the selection, installation, staff training in, and use of the technology to enhance collaboration of different professionals during the life cycle management of a building.The unit supports the work involved in managing new building design technologies. It applies to senior managers and business owners who manage the selection and application of new technologies in building design practices.Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Objectives edit

Elements and Performance Criteria edit

After studying this unit you will be able to:

  • Analyse the availability of new technologies.
    • Research is conducted to identify and analyse new technologies available to the building design sector.
    • Applications of the new technologies and the potential benefits to the business are assessed.
    • Costs of acquiring and using new technologies are evaluated to inform purchase decision.
    • Decisions are made about the optimum software and hardware solutions to meet the immediate and medium-terms needs of the practice.

  • Introduce technology to the practice.
    • Purchase, installation, and commissioning of new technologies are planned and managed.
    • Staff training in the use of new technologies is organised and undertaken.
    • Potential benefits and uses of the technology are communicated to client.
    • Documentation to support efficient and effective use of new technologies is completed.

  • Manage the use of BIM in the design, modelling, documentation and management of buildings during their life cycle.
    • Benefits of using BIM to work collaboratively on buildings during their life cycle are communicated to related professionals.
    • Protocols and the specification of input and output parameters are developed and communicated to related professionals.
    • Processes to monitor BIM usage are developed and put in place.
    • Processes to manage the creation, labelling, storage and sharing of files and materials are developed and put in place.
    • Resourcing and budgeting to manage the ongoing use of the system are identified and put in place.

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Performance Evidence edit

 A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy the requirements of the elements, performance criteria, foundation skills and range of conditions of this unit.   The person must also demonstrate research and analysis of the application of new technologies, including building information modelling (BIM)-capable software, suitable for one building design practice; and document the purchase and management of new technology within the practice.   

Knowledge Evidence edit

 A person demonstrating competency in this unit must demonstrate knowledge of: 
  • benefits of BIM technologies, including:
    • avoidance of clashes in the design and building process
    • enhanced geographic information
    • enhanced identification of quantities and property of building components
    • enhanced sharing of information between related professionals
    • improved clarity regarding spatial relationships
    • improved construction planning and materials fabrication
  • contractual requirements and implications for the business
  • design drawing and representation methods
  • design of work processes to support the effective operation of new technologies
  • digital file management procedures
  • financial management and budgeting processes
  • functions and operation of 3-D modelling software program
  • organisational resource requirements to undertake the introduction of new technologies
  • risk management processes
  • technical role and performance of new technologies, including BIM.

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Range Statement edit

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.
New technologies must include:
  • BIM software
  • one or more of the following:
    • mass computer storage device
    • plotter
    • printer
    • scanner
    • other software application.
Related professionals<cs id="4"/>must include at least two of the following:
  • access consultant
  • architect
  • builder
  • building certifier
  • building developer
  • building surveyor
  • civil engineer
  • fire systems designer or engineer
  • hydraulic consultant
  • local government planning authority staff
  • mechanical services consultant or engineer
  • work health and safety (WHS) consultant
  • plumber or plumbing consultant
  • quantity surveyor
  • services consultant
  • structural engineer.

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