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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify, interpret and produce working building drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14490  Identify, interpret and produce working building drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-02-19  2006-02-19  SAQA 0146/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-19   2010-02-19  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262985  Read, interpret and produce working architectural drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04  18  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to the producing and interpreting of working building drawings. It is the starting point for a learner in this sector. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.


The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining and describing the SABS Code for Building
  • Explaining building construction processes and drawing to scale a building plan
  • Drawing a floor plan layout
  • Describing and drawing reinforced concrete details 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in mathematics, engineering science and technical drawing at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in computer technology at Level 3 on the NQF or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • People involved in building will include architect, building designer, draughtsmen, quantity surveyor, owner, builder and building inspector.
  • Roofing terms will include roof truss, tie-beam, rafter, purlin, ridge, overhang, eaves, verge, fascia board, wall plate, beam filling, ceiling-batten, cornice, web members (strut and tie), barge board.
  • Floor plan layouts will include room titles and floors finishes, all external, internal and wall dimensions, window and door symbols, sanitary fitments, window codes and sizes.
  • Section through dwellings will include roof truss and roof covering, gutter of fascia, roof overhang, strip foundation, concrete floor slab, damp-proof course, damp-proof membrane, hard-core filling, screed, external and internal walls, ground level and finished floor level.
  • Drawing specification will include roof truss spacing, (center to center), type of roof covering, pitch or slope of roof, tile batten or roof sheeting purlin spacing, (center to center), gutters and downpipes (sheet metal, fiber cement or PVC), foundation sizes and strength of concrete mixture, concrete floor slab thickness, hard-core filling, wallplate, rafter, tie beam, and web member sizes (struts and ties).
  • Views of the dwelling will include windows and doors with sills or steps, ground level (bold thick lines), roof with barge boards (only gable ends), title and scale, plinth line.
  • The dwelling on the site plan will include true north point, erf (stand number), street name, distance to and name of the nearest cross road, boundary dimensions, setting out dimensions and building set backs, sewage and drainage lay-out as well as connection point, vehicle access, title and scale, proposed and/or existing dwelling (outline only)
  • Drainage and sewerage layouts will include floor level, ground level, sanitary fittings (symbols), manhole / inspection chambers / rodding eye, gulley, vent pipe, invert level, depth of inspection chamber / manhole, rodding eye gradient or fall.
  • A drainage table will include cover / ground level, invert level, depth (the difference between cover level and invert level), distance (the difference between the inspection chambers), gradient / fall. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and describe the SABS Code for Building practice 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. SABS 0400 code for Building Practice is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Dimensions, scales, annotations and symbols are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The layout and size of drawing sheets is explained according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The classifications are described according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A checklist for working with drawings is followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    7. Building plan submission and approval procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    6. The functions and duties of people involved in building are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain building construction processes and draw to scale building plans 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Foundations and concrete floor drawings are described and produced within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Brickwork drawings are described and produced within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Lintels and openings are described and drawings produced within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Doors and windows are described and drawings produced within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Roofs are described and drawings produced within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Drainage and sewerage are described and drawings produced within agreed timeframes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Draw a floor plan layout 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Floor plan layout is drawn indicating all required information and within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The area of the floor plan is calculated and total coverage area expressed as a percentage of the erf or site area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A section through the dwelling is drawn within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. North, south, west and east views of the dwelling are drawn within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The site plan showing the position of the dwelling is drawn within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The drainage and sewerage layout is drawn within agreed time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe and draw reinforced concrete details 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Basic placement of reinforcing is explained and included in the drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reinforced concrete layouts are drawn within agreed time frames. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education, Training, Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard, and register assessors. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A broad understanding of the SABS Code of Practice for building drawing (SABS 0400).
  • A general understanding of the National Building Regulations.
  • An in depth understanding of the methods and techniques for the approval of building plans.
  • A general understanding of the functions and duties of people involved in building.
  • An in-depth understanding of foundations and concrete floors, brick work, lintels and openings, doors and windows, roofs, drainage and sewerage.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the techniques for site, home planning and additions drawings.
  • A broad understanding of reinforced concrete detailing. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to producing building draughting drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities to ensure the availability of the SABS Code of Practice for building drawing practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to building draughting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with authorities when submitting and obtaining approval of building plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where the accurate detailing of drawings impacts on the final building. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when producing building draughting drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262985, which is "Read, interpret and produce working architectural drawings", Level 4, 18 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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  23773   National Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50245   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-11-11  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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