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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of regulations codes and drawing office practices for structural steel detailing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114194  Demonstrate understanding of regulations codes and drawing office practices for structural steel detailing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

Explain structural steel detail drawing regulations, codes and practices, describe the structure and layout of drawing offices, office administration and communication procedures and plan and schedule work requirements.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the competence described in this unit standard will be able to apply their understanding of drawing office practice and procedures to implement effective self organisation methods in the drawing office environment which meet Occupational Health and Safety legislation and ergonomic requirements.

In addition, the learners application of structural steel regulations, codes, practices and drawing office procedures to programme planning and communication processes between drawing office and client will ensure that the time and cost implication associated with the repeated revision of drawings is minimised. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Mathematical numeracy (geometry and trigonometry) at NQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Draughting skills (freehand and 3-dimensional)
  • Communication (written and verbal) at NQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Learners will have mastered the competence of using drawing equipment and applying drawing techniques to produce basic structural steel detailed assembly drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Drawing Office Workgroups include but are not limited to:
    Learner Draughtsman, Junior Draughtsman, Draughtsman, Senior Draughtsman, Section Leader, Chief Draughtsman/Drawing Office Manager.
  • Range of manual and electronic systems and procedures for recording drawings include but are not limited to: reference books, drawing registers, databases.
  • Range of drawing related documents include but are not limited to: Drawing Registers, Material Lists, Bought Out Material Lists, Site Bolt Location Lists, Site Bolt Summary Lists, Technical Queries, Erection instructions, Client Drawing Register, Design Calculation Sheets, Technical Brochures,
  • Machines and equipment used for the reproduction of drawings included but are not limited to:
    photocopiers, large format plan printers, inkjet printers.
  • Format of Drawing Registers includes but is not limited to:
    Contract Number, Drawing Number, Revision Number, Description, Dates and location of Distribution, Mass of the assemblies.
  • Range of locations for distributing copies of structural steel detail drawings include but are not limited to: approval, fabrication, site, quantity surveyor and records.
  • Range of communication media used in drawing offices include but are not limited to: Telephones, fax machines, e-mail, document transmittal slips, conventional correspondence i.e. letters, memos
  • Elements of contract documentation include but are not limited to: tender documents, contract documents, technical specifications,
  • Elements of a contract programme include but are not limited to:
    Receipt of information, detail drawings, bought out items, material purchasing, fabrication, delivery and erection, commissioning,
  • Programmes for structural steel detailing include but are not limited to:
    Bar charts and critical path analysis programmes.
  • Allocation of time to each component to be detailed includes but is not limited to:
    Listing material for reservation, preparing detail drawings, checking of detail drawings, listing material for purchasing, obtaining approval, issuing of drawings. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and illustrate regulations, codes and practices for the production of structural steel. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain and illustrate regulations, codes and practices for the production of structural steel detail drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Spacing and minimum edge distances for fastener holes as specified in SABS 0162: Part 1, Clauses 22.5 to 22.8 are explained and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Gauges and backmarks are explained and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Impact wrench dimensions and bolt clearances are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Dimensions of beam notches are explained and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Joint and weld types indicated in Clause 6.2 of the Southern African Structural Steelwork Detailing Manual are explained and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Edge preparations for welding indicated in Clause 6.3 of the Southern African Structural Steelwork Detailing Manual are explained and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Reinforcement and backing for full penetration and partial penetration groove welds indicated in Clause 6.4 of the Southern African Structural Steelwork Detailing Manual are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the structure and layout of drawing offices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The composition and organisation of workgroups in drawing offices is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The impact of natural and artificial lighting in relation to the location of drawing boards and computer workstations in drawing offices is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The accessibility of reference tables in relation to drawing boards and computer work stations is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Manual and electronic systems and procedures used for the filing of drawings and related documents are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The impact of the location and position of filing units in relation to the need for easy and efficient access to information is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Machines and equipment used for the reproduction of drawings are identified and the importance of maintenance is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. A range of drawing reproduction processes are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The impact of good housekeeping practices in relation to the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation is discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe drawing office administration procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The format and purpose of Drawing Registers is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Processes for reviewing/checking drawings are described and their impact on drawing office administration procedures is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Procedures for distributing copies of structural steel detail drawings are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Procedures for making revisions to structural steel detail drawings are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The reasons for using transmittal slips for recording the distribution of drawings is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Drawing prints to be transmitted or filed are folded in accordance with folding methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe drawing office communication procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of different types of communication media and their impact on information transmission between drawing offices and clients in the structural steel context is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Elements of contract documentation are identified and the pre-requisites of each element is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The consequences of misinterpreting contract documentation and client specifications are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Procedures for addressing technical queries to clients are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Procedures for handling modifications to fabricated assemblies on site are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The importance of recording and confirming verbal instructions to prevent possible confusion and disputes in relation to the contract works are discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Plan and schedule work requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of planning accurate programmes for preparing detail drawings of all structural steelwork assemblies in terms of available manpower and in accordance with client requirements is discussed (normally bar charts). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of developing an accurate project programme of all activities associated with a structural steelwork contract in accordance with client requirements are described (initially bar charts). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The consequences of exceeding elements of a contract programme and the impact of penalties is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The effect that client and drawing office changes and errors have on the programme and the impact that revisions have on cost are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Programmes for structural steel detailing are developed and presented to clients in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Reports on detailing progress are prepared and presented to clients in accordance with contract requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA for The National.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA or other ETQA`s, who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Structural Steel Regulations and Codes (SABS 0162, the South African Steel Construction Handbook (Limit States Design) and the Southern African Structural Steel Detailing Manual)
  • Structure and layout of drawing offices
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Manual and electronic systems and procedures for filing drawings
  • Drawing reproduction machines and equipment and maintenance procedures
  • Purpose and format of Drawing Registers
  • Procedures for drawing distribution
  • Procedures for revision of drawings
  • Transmittal slips
  • Folding methods for structural steel detail drawings
  • Communication media used in drawing offices
  • Pre-requisites for contract documentation
  • Procedures for addressing technical queries to clients
  • On site procedures for modifications to fabricated assemblies
  • Techniques for preparing programmes in relation to time and operation i.e. bar charts 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    1. Specific Outcome:
    Explain and illustrate regulations, codes and practices for the production of structural steel detail drawings.

    Assessment Criteria:

    1.1 Spacing and minimum edge distances for fastener holes as specified in SABS 0162: Part 1, Clauses 22.5 to 22.8 are explained and illustrated.
    1.2. Gauges and backmarks are explained and illustrated.
    1.3. Impact wrench dimensions and bolt clearances are explained.
    1.4. Dimensions of beam notches are explained and illustrated.
    1.5. Joint and weld types indicated in Clause 6.2 of the Southern African Structural Steelwork Detailing Manual are explained and illustrated.
    1.6. Edge preparations for welding indicated in Clause 6.3 of the Southern African Structural Steelwork Detailing Manual are explained and illustrated.
    1.7. Reinforcement and backing for full penetration and partial penetration groove welds indicated in Clause 6.4 of the Southern African Structural Steelwork Detailing Manual are explained.

    2. Specific Outcome:
    Describe the structure and layout of drawing offices.

    Assessment Criteria:

    2.1. The composition and organisation of workgroups in drawing offices is described
    2.2. Manual and electronic systems and procedures used for the filing of drawings and related documents are described
    2.3. Machines and equipment used for the reproduction of drawings are identified and the importance of maintenance is discussed.
    2.4. A range of drawing reproduction processes are identified and described.

    3. Specific Outcome:
    Describe drawing office administration procedures.

    Assessment Criteria:

    3.1 The format and purpose of Drawing Registers is described.
    3.2. Processes for reviewing/checking drawings are described and their impact on drawing office administration procedures is discussed.
    3.3. Procedures for distributing copies of structural steel detail drawings are described.
    3.4. Procedures for making revisions to structural steel detail drawings are described.
    3.5. The reasons for using transmittal slips for recording the distribution of drawings is discussed.

    4. Specific Outcome:
    Describe drawing office communication procedures.

    Assessment Criteria

    4.1 The role of different types of communication media and their impact on information transmission between drawing offices and clients in the structural steel context is discussed.
    4.2 Elements of contract documentation are identified and the pre-requisites of each element is described.
    4.3 The consequences of misinterpreting contract documentation and client specifications are discussed.
    4.4 Procedures for addressing technical queries to clients are described.
    4.5 Procedures for handling modifications to fabricated assemblies on site are described.
    4.6 The importance of recording and confirming verbal instructions to prevent possible confusion and disputes in relation to the contract works are discussed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    4. Specific Outcome:
    Describe drawing office communication procedures.

    Assessment Criteria

    4.1 The role of different types of communication media and their impact on information transmission between drawing offices and clients in the structural steel context is discussed.
    4.2 Elements of contract documentation are identified and the pre-requisites of each element is described.
    4.3 The consequences of misinterpreting contract documentation and client specifications are discussed.
    4.4 Procedures for addressing technical queries to clients are described.
    4.5 Procedures for handling modifications to fabricated assemblies on site are described.
    4.6 The importance of recording and confirming verbal instructions to prevent possible confusion and disputes in relation to the contract works are discussed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    1. Specific Outcome:
    Describe drawing office administration procedures.

    Assessment Criteria:

    1.1 Drawing prints to be transmitted or filed are folded in accordance with folding methods.

    2. Specific Outcome:
    Plan and schedule work requirements.

    Assessment Criteria:

    2.1. The importance of planning accurate programmes for preparing detail drawings of all structural steelwork assemblies in terms of available manpower and in accordance with client requirements is discussed (normally bar charts).
    2.2. The importance of developing an accurate project programme of all activities associated with a structural steelwork contract in accordance with client requirements are described (initially bar charts).
    2.3. The consequences of exceeding elements of a critical path and the impact of penalties is discussed
    2.4. The effect that client and drawing office changes and errors have on the programme and the impact that revisions have on cost are discussed.
    2.5. Programmes for structural steel detailing are developed and presented to clients in accordance with specified requirements.
    2.6. Reports on detailing progress are prepared and presented to clients in accordance with contract requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    1. Specific Outcome:
    Describe the structure and layout of drawing offices.

    Assessment Criteria:

    1.1. The impact of natural and artificial lighting in relation to the location of drawing boards and computer workstations in drawing offices is described.
    1.2. The accessibility of reference tables in relation to drawing boards and computer work stations is discussed
    1.3. The impact of the location and position of filing units in relation to the need for easy and efficient access to information is discussed.
    1.4. The impact of good housekeeping practices in relation to the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation is discussed. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity Hours
    Classroom learning 30
    On-the-job learning 30
    Self directed learning
    Coaching required 10
    Other

    TOTAL 70 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48636   National Diploma: Structural Steelwork Detailing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58721   Further Education and Training Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59769   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59731   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57887   Further Education and Training Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academic Institute of Excellence 
    2. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    3. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    4. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    5. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    6. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    7. centurion akademie 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    9. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. Further Education Trade Training 
    13. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    14. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    15. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    16. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    17. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    18. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    19. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    20. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    21. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    22. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    23. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    24. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    25. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    26. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    27. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    28. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    29. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    30. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    31. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    32. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    33. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    34. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    35. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    36. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    37. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    38. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    39. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    40. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    41. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    42. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    43. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    44. Wavelength T.T.I 
    45. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    46. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    47. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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