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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare structural steelworks detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for light industrial structures low rise commercial buildings and warehouses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114195  Prepare structural steelworks detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for light industrial structures low rise commercial buildings and warehouses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
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:
Identify different types of assemblies, prepare drawing layouts, set out points and measurements, lay out assemblies for detailing and identify types of connections for assemblies when preparing structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for light industrial structures, low rise commercial buildings and warehouses in accordance with design calculations and specifications
The competence of detailing structural steelwork assemblies for fabrication of light industrial structures, low rise commercial buildings and warehouses for steel buildings complements the associated competencies contained in this qualification and contributes to the development of a professional community of Structural Steel Draughtsmen who are able to transfer the traditional manual competencies acquired at the drawing board into the new technological arena of computer-aided drawing production.

The above statement further supports the notion of portability of skills and transformation within industry in that the traditional competencies of critical evaluation and organised layout of each assembly when applied to new and changing technologies will lead to the production of computer-aided detail drawings that ensure Occupational Health and Safety and cost-effective production is enhanced through a keen application of attention to detail. 

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 - NQF Level 3
  • The learner will have mastered the applied competence of preparing structural steelwork drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for ancillary steelwork for buildings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners should be capable of preparing structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for light industrial structures, low rise commercial buildings and warehouses s by either manual detailing or two-dimensional computer aided drawing computer programme.
  • Range of assemblies for fabrication of light industrial structures, low rise commercial buildings and warehouses includes but is not limited to:
  • Columns
  • Beams
  • Bracing
  • Rafters
  • Trusses
  • Lattice Girders
  • Light crane gantries (up to 5 ton crane capacity)
  • Light industrial structures, low rise commercial buildings and warehouses include but are not limited to: Portal frame structures, beam column construction, latticed structures.
  • Range: Strength checks for connection components include but are not limited to: shear strength, bearing strength, bolt strength and welding strength.
  • Range: Specifications and project requirements include but are not limited to: design requirements, client technical specifications, clearances, similar assemblies, levels, corrosion protection including special considerations for galvanised assemblies such as breather and drain holes. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify different types of assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Individual assemblies on the general arrangement drawing are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Related assemblies are located on the general arrangement drawing and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Member section sizes of all assemblies are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clearances and connection requirements are identified and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare layouts for drawing detailed assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Client requirements are identified from project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Assemblies to be detailed are identified from the general arrangement drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Drawing sheet sizes are determined and selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scales of measurement for drawing assemblies are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Assembly placement on the drawing sheet is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Assembly marks are pre-determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set out points and measurements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Principal setting out points and gridlines are identified from general arrangement drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Setting out points for individual assemblies are calculated in accordance with principal setting out points and gridlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Clearances are determined from setting out points and member sizes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Connection parameters are set out in accordance with member sizes and clearances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Assembly interfaces and connections are compared with adjacent assemblies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Layout assemblies for detailing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Connection strengths are calculated in accordance with design requirements in accordance with the requirements of SABS Code 0162-1: 1993 and SABS 0162-2: 1993. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Connections are compared against adjacent interfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Assemblies are checked and verified against specifications and project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Assembly components are drawn to view and scale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All holes are accurately drawn and dimensioned in terms of their location, diameter and scale in accordance with the standards specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Weld types and sizes are represented by appropriate weld symbols in accordance with AWS D1.1. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Views and sections are projected to third angle projection standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Material lists and bolt location lists for assembly components are compiled. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify types of connections for assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Force requirements for connection design are identified from design calculations and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Parameters for connection types are identified and selected i.e. weld or bolt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Strength checks for connection components are conducted in accordance with SABS 0162-1: 1993 and SABS 0162-2:1993. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Connections are detailed in accordance with required strengths. 


    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.
  • 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 
  • Knowledge of the components of light industrial structures, low rise commercial buildings and warehouses and the relationship between components
  • Structural Steel Section Tables
  • The forces for the design of the connections Range: Forces for the design of connections include but are not limited to: shear forces, direct forces (tension compression), bearing forces
  • Different types of bolts and related properties: strengths, grades and resistances
  • Holding down bolts for light industrial structures, low rise commercial buildings and warehouses
  • Pre-set of portal frames
  • Light crane rails and fixings
  • Compound section tables
  • Crane stops/buffer for light crane gantries
  • Crane beam connections 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific outcome 1
    Prepare layouts for drawing detailed assemblies.

    Assessment Criteria
    1.1 Drawing sheet sizes are determined and selected
    1.2 Assembly placement on the drawing sheet is determined
    1.3 Assembly marks are pre-determined

    Specific outcome 2
    Lay out assemblies for detailing

    Assessment Criteria
    2.1 Connections are compared against adjacent interfaces 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Specific outcome 1
    Identify different types of assemblies.

    Assessment criteria
    1.1 Individual assemblies on the general arrangement drawing are identified and described.
    1.2 Related assemblies are located on the general arrangement drawing and described.
    1.3 Member sizes of all assemblies are identified and described.
    1.4 Clearance, fitting and connection requirements are identified and described

    Specific outcome 2
    Prepare layouts for drawing detailed assemblies

    Assessment criteria
    2.1 Client requirements are identified from project specifications
    2.2 Assemblies to be detailed are identified from the general arrangement drawings
    2.3 Scales of measurement for drawing assemblies are identified

    Specific outcome 3
    Identify types of connections for assemblies

    Assessment criteria
    3.1 Force requirements for connection design are identified from design calculations and specifications
    3.2 Parameters for connection types are identified and selected i.e. weld or bolt

    Specific outcome 4
    Set out points and measurements

    Assessment Criteria
    4.1 Principal setting out points and grid lines are identified from general arrangement drawings
    4.2 Connection parameters are set out in accordance with member sizes and clearances

    Specific outcome 5
    Lay out assemblies for detailing

    Assessment Criteria
    5.1 Assemblies are checked and verified against specifications and project requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome 1
    Lay out assemblies for detailing

    Assessment Criteria
    Material lists and bolt location lists for assemble components are compiled. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific outcome 1
    Set out points and measurements

    Assessment criteria
    1.1 Setting out points for individual assemblies are calculated in accordance with principal setting out points and gridlines
    1.2 Clearances are determined from setting out points and member sizes
    1.3 Assembly interfaces and connections are compared with adjacent assemblies

    Specific outcome 2
    Lay out assemblies for detailing

    Assessment criteria
    2.1 Connection strengths are calculated in accordance with design requirements in accordance with the requirements of SABS Code 0162-1: 1993 and SABS 0162-2: 1993.
    2.2 Assembly components are drawn to view and scale
    2.3 All holes are accurately drawn and dimensioned in terms of their location, diameter and scale in accordance with the standards specified
    2.4 Weld types and sizes are represented by appropriate weld symbols in accordance with AWS D1.1
    2.5 Views and sections are projected to third angle projection standards

    Specific outcome 3
    Identify types of connections for assemblies

    Assessment criteria
    3.1 Strength checks for connection components are conducted in accordance with SABS 0162 (Parts 1and 2)
    3.2 Connections are detailed in accordance with required strengths 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world-systems. 

    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 
    Supplementary informaion

    Specified requirements
    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Credits
    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity Hours
    Classroom learning 100
    On-the-job learning 150
    Self directed learning
    Coaching required
    Other

    Total 250 

    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 


    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. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    3. African Academey for the Built Environment NPC 
    4. centurion akademie 
    5. SAISC/DSE School of Draughting 



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