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Arc1215 arc60305 course outline jan 2015

  1. 1. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 1 | P a g e SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA) _________________________________________________________________________________________ Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Architecture) Module: METHODS OF DOCUMENTATION AND MEASURED DRAWINGS (ARC1215) (ARC60305) Prerequisite: None Credit Hours: 5 Instructor: Nor Hayati Hussain (03-5429 5754; ) Lecturers: Nor Hayati Ramli, Koh Jing Hao, Alina Choong, Ida Marlina Mazlan, Muhammad Adib Ramli, Izwan Nor Azhar, Hoi Jung Wai, Sanjeh Kumar A/L Raman, Nurul Alia Ahamad, Mariatul Liza Meor Gheda Module Synopsis The subject aims to develop an understanding of the principles of building preservation and the method of recording it in three documentation methods; measured drawings, written documentation and photographic documentation. The ideas of application and management of architectural historic documentation will be presented as part of the overall knowledge of building preservation. For measured drawings, students are to document historically and architecturally significant buildings in the form of as-built drawings. The task requires 10 to 20 students per group that involve field works consisting measuring technique such as photographing, sketches, use of theodolite and measuring tape. The outcomes of the subject are collections of plans, sections, elevations, details and axonometric views / models; complemented with a report that explains about the background, history, concept, style, construction and ornamentation of buildings. Module Teaching Objectives The teaching objectives of the module are: 1. To introduce several methods of documenting historic structures to preserve an accurate record of historic properties that can be used in research and other preservation activities 2. To introduce basic preparation of measured drawings of an approved building or structure to prescribed standard Module Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Identify and classify architectural historic structure 2. Recognize and recall architectural historic structure documentation method 3. Recommend the appropriate method of architectural historic documentation 4. Explain the application of architectural historic documentation 5. Recognize and recall techniques of measured drawing and documentation 6. Explain the as-built building constructions, architectural details and elements 7. Describe architectural cultural heritage 8. Execute fieldwork and hands-on measurements 9. Translate measured data into scale drawings Modes of Delivery This is a 5 credit hour module conducted over a period of 8 weeks. The modes of delivery will be in the form of lectures, tutorials, practical and self-directed study. The breakdown of the contact hours for the module is as follows:  Lecture: 2 hours per week  Tutorial: 8 hours per week  Practical 6 hours per week  Self-directed study: 4 hours per week
  2. 2. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 2 | P a g e Office Hours You are encouraged to visit the instructor/lecturer/tutor concerned for assistance during office hours. If the office hours do not meet your schedule, notify the instructor and set appointment times as needed. TIMeS TIMeS will be used as a communication tool and information portal for students to access module materials, project briefs, assignments and announcements.
  3. 3. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 3 | P a g e Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) The teaching and learning approach at Taylor’s University is focused on developing the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) in its students; capabilities that encompass the knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills of its graduates. Discipline Specific Knowledge TGCs Acquired Through Module Learning Outcomes 1.0 Discipline Specific Knowledge 1.1 Able to put theories into practice. 5, 6 1.2 Understand ethical issues in the context of the field of studies. 6 1.3 Understand professional practice within the field of studies. 8 Cognitive Capabilities 2.0 Lifelong Learning 2.1 Learn independently. 1 2.2 Locate, extract, synthesise and utilise information effectively. 2 2.3 Be intellectually engaged. 4 3.0 Thinking and Problem Solving Skills 3.1 Think critically and creatively. 3, 8, 9 3.2 Define and analyse problems to arrive at effective solutions. 3, 8, 9 Soft Skills 4.0 Communication Skills 4.1 Communicate appropriately in various setting and modes. 2 5.0 Interpersonal Skills 5.1 Understand team dynamics and mobilise the power of teams. 4, 7 5.2 Understand and assume leadership. 4, 7 6.0 Intrapersonal Skills 6.1 Manage one self and be self-reliant. - 6.2 Reflect on one’s actions and learning. - 6.3 Embody Taylor's core values. - 7.0 Citizenship and Global Perspectives 7.1 Be aware and form opinions from diverse perspectives. 1 7.2 Understand the value of civic responsibility and community engagement. 2 8.0 Digital Literacy 8.1 Effective use of information and communication (ICT) and related technologies. 3, 5, 9
  4. 4. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 4 | P a g e General Rules and Regulations Late Submission Penalty The School imposes a late submission penalty for work submitted late without a valid reason e.g. a medical certificate. Any work submitted after the deadline (which may have been extended) shall have the percentage grade assigned to the work on face value reduced by 10% for the first day and 5% for each subsequent day late. A weekend counts as one (1) day. Individual members of staff shall be permitted to grant extensions for assessed work that they have set if they are satisfied that a student has given good reasons. Absenteeism at intermediate or final presentation will result in zero mark for that presentation. The Board of Examiners may overrule any penalty imposed and allow the actual mark achieved to be used if the late submission was for a good reason. Attendance, Participation and Submission of Assessment Components Attendance is compulsory. Any student who arrives late after the first half-hour of class will be considered as absent. The lectures and tutorials will assist you in expanding your ideas and your assessments. A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the module and/or be eligible for the final examination and/or presentation. Students will be assessed based on their performance throughout the semester. Students are expected to attend and participate actively in class. Class participation is an important component of every module. Students must attempt all assessment components. Failure to attempt all assessment components worth 20% or more, including final exam and final presentation, will result in failing the module irrespective of the marks earned, even though the students has achieved more than 50% in the overall assessment. Plagiarism (Excerpt from Taylor’s University Student Handbook 2013, page 59) Plagiarism, which is an attempt to present another person’s work as your own by not acknowledging the source, is a serious case of misconduct which is deemed unacceptable by the University. "Work" includes written materials such as books, journals and magazine articles or other papers and also includes films and computer programs. The two most common types of plagiarism are from published materials and other students’ works. 1. Published Materials In general, whenever anything from someone else’s work is used, whether it is an idea, an opinion or the results of a study or review, a standard system of referencing should be used. Examples of plagiarism may include a sentence or two, or a table or a diagram from a book or an article used without acknowledgement. Serious cases of plagiarism can be seen in cases where the entire paper presented by the student is copied from another book, with an addition of only a sentence or two by the student. While the former can be treated as a simple failure to cite references, the latter is likely to be viewed as cheating in an examination. Though most assignments require the need for reference to other peoples’ works, in order to avoid plagiarism, students should keep a detailed record of the sources of ideas and findings and ensure that these sources are clearly quoted in their assignment. Note that plagiarism also refers to materials obtained from the Internet too.
  5. 5. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 5 | P a g e 2. Other Students’ Work Circulating relevant articles and discussing ideas before writing an assignment is a common practice. However, with the exception of group assignments, students should write their own papers. Plagiarising the work of other students into assignments includes using identical or very similar sentences, paragraphs or sections. When two students submit papers that are very similar in tone and content, both are likely to be penalised. Student Participation Your participation in the module is encouraged. You have the opportunity to participate in the following ways:  Your ideas and questions are welcomed, valued and encouraged.  Your input is sought to understand your perspectives, ideas and needs in planning subject revision.  You have opportunities to give feedback and issues will be addressed in response to that feedback.  Do reflect on your performance in Portfolios.  Student evaluation on your views and experiences about the module are actively sought and used as an integral part of improvement in teaching and continuous improvement. Student-centered Learning (SCL) The module uses the Student-centered Learning (SCL) approach. Utilization of SCL embodies most of the principles known to improve learning and to encourage student’s participation. SCL requires students to be active, responsible participants in their own learning and instructors are to facilitate the learning process. Various teaching and learning strategies such as experiential learning, problem-based learning, site visits, group discussions, presentations, working in group and etc. can be employed to facilitate the learning process. In SCL, students are expected to be:  active in their own learning;  self-directed to be responsible to enhance their learning abilities;  able to cultivate skills that are useful in today’s workplace;  active knowledge seekers;  active players in a team. Types of Assessment and Feedback You will be graded in the form of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments will provide information to guide you in the research process. This form of assessment involves participation in discussions and feedback sessions. Summative assessment will inform you about the level of understanding and performance capabilities achieved at the end of the module. Assessment Plan Assessment Components Type Learning Outcome/s Submission Presentation/ Crit Assessment Weightage Project 1 Sketchbook & Journal Individual 20% 1, 2, 7 Week 4 - 20% Project 2 Measured Drawings & Model Group 35% / Individual 15% 2, 5, 6, 8 9 Week 8 Week 6 50% Project 3 Building Report & Video Group 25% / Individual 5% 3, 4, 7 Week 8 Week 5 30% TGC Portfolio Individual 1 – 9 Week 8 - Pass/Fail
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  7. 7. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 7 | P a g e Assessment Components 1. Project 1 Sketchbook and Journal (20%) This project is an on-site exercise where students have to document and analyse physical and intangible qualities of the building being measured as well as the immediate context of the site through sketches. It can be from an element as broad as the urban planning itself down to the smallest detail of the ornaments used in the building. 2. Project 2 Measured Drawings and Model (50%) This project will be carried out throughout the semester where students will be assigned to measure and document a historical / heritage building and translate all the data into a set of drawings. Each group will have to only measure one particular building assigned by the lecturer. Apart from doing the measuring exercise on site, students will also need to do additional research in order to piece together all the important data about the building. The model on the other hand will provide additional physical information of the building. 3. Project 3 Building Report & Video (30%) The report is additional documents that accompany the set of drawings for the building that is measured during the semester. Basically, the report will elaborate on the significance of the building being measured from various aspects such as architectural, historical and cultural. In this report, students are required to relate the architecture of the building to its significance, highlighting how the two support the inhabitation of the building. Students are also required to prepare a presentation, photo book and a video about their site. 4. Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities Portfolio The Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) Portfolio is a document that collates all assessments produced in a module and reflects a student’s acquisition of the Module Learning Outcomes and Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities.  For students enrolled in the 2011 Programme Structure The TGC portfolio is an edited A3-size bound document that includes all the assessments produced in the module. Visual diary and process of work (packaged) are to be included as part of the portfolio submission. Students must reflect on their learning through the TGC Portfolio Form.  For students enrolled in the 2012 Programme Structure onwards Each student is to develop an ePortfolio, a web-based portfolio in the form of a personal academic blog. The ePortfolio is developed progressively for all modules taken throughout Semesters 1 to 5, and culminates with a final Portfolio in printed form produced in the final semester. The printed Portfolio must encapsulate the acquisition of Programme Learning Outcomes and Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities, and showcases the distinctiveness and identity of the student as a graduate of the programme.
  8. 8. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 8 | P a g e Marks and Grading Table (Revised as per Programme Guide 2013) Assessments and grades will be returned within two weeks of your submission. You will be given grades and necessary feedback for each submission. The grading system is shown below: Grade Marks Grade Points Definition Description A 80 – 100 4.00 Excellent Evidence of original thinking; demonstrated outstanding capacity to analyze and synthesize; outstanding grasp of module matter; evidence of extensive knowledge base. A- 75 – 79 3.67 Very Good Evidence of good grasp of module matter; critical capacity and analytical ability; understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature. B+ 70 – 74 3.33 Good Evidence of grasp of module matter; critical capacity and analytical ability, reasonable understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature.B 65 – 69 3.00 B- 60 – 64 2.67 Pass Evidence of some understanding of the module matter; ability to develop solutions to simple problems; benefitting from his/her university experience. C+ 55 – 59 2.33 C 50 – 54 2.00 D+ 47 – 49 1.67 Marginal Fail Evidence of nearly but not quite acceptable familiarity with module matter, weak in critical and analytical skills. D 44 – 46 1.33 D- 40 – 43 1.00 F 0 – 39 0.00 Fail Insufficient evidence of understanding of the module matter; weakness in critical and analytical skills; limited or irrelevant use of the literature. WD - - Withdrawn Withdrawn from a module before census date, typically mid-semester [refer to Description 1 below]. F(W) 0 0.00 Fail Withdrawn after census date, typically mid-semester [refer to Description 2 below]. IN - - Incomplete An interim notation given for a module where a student has not completed certain requirements with valid reason or it is not possible to finalise the grade by the published deadline. P - - Pass Given for satisfactory completion of practicum. AU - - Audit Given for a module where attendance is for information only without earning academic credit. Description 1: Week 3 to week 7 (inclusive) for long semester, or week 3 to week 5 (inclusive) for short semester. A short semester is less than 14 weeks. Not applicable for audit and internship. Description 2: After week 7 for long semester, or after week 5 for short semester. A short semester is less than 14 weeks. Not applicable for audit and internship.
  9. 9. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 9 | P a g e Module Schedule Week/Date Topics/Readers Lecture Tutorial Self-directed Study Hours Hours Hours Week 1 5 January Subject Introduction Overview of Module Outline Introduction of Project 1, Project 2 and Project 3 Lecture 1 Understanding Methods of Documentation & Measured Drawings – Definition, identification and principles of recording CAD Workshop Lecture 1 (LT20) CAD Workshop (Computer Labs) Preparation for fieldwork 3 (9 am –12 pm) 4 (1 – 5 pm) 2 groups 25 6 January CAD Workshop 4 (8 am -12 pm) 2 groups 4 (1 – 5 pm) 2 groups - 7 January Lecture 2 Methods of Measurement, Tools & Instruments Exercise 1 CAD Workshop Lecture 2 (LT20) CAD Workshop (Computer Labs) Preparation for fieldwork 3 (9 am–12pm) 4 (1 – 5 pm) 1 group 25 8 January CAD Workshop 4 (8 am -12 pm) 2 groups 4 (1 – 5 pm) 2 groups - 9 January CAD Workshop 4 (8 am -12 pm) 1 group - - Week 2 12 January Lecture 3 Guide for Report Writing CAD Workshop Lecture 3 (LT20) CAD Workshop (Computer Labs) Preparation for fieldwork 3 (9am –12 pm) 4 (12 – 4 pm) 25 13 January CAD Workshop 4 (8 am -12 pm) 2 groups 4 (1 – 5 pm) 2 groups - 14 January Lecture 4 Fieldwork Dos & Don’t’s CAD Workshop Lecture 4 (LT20) CAD Workshop (Computer Labs) Preparation for fieldwork 3 (9 am –12 pm) 4 (12 – 4 pm) 25 15 January CAD Workshop 4 (8 am -12 pm) 2 groups 4 (1 – 5 pm) 2 groups -
  10. 10. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 10 | P a g e 16 January CAD Workshop 4 (8 am -12 pm) 1 group - - Week 3 19 January – 23 January Fieldwork A minimum of 5 days of fieldwork at respective sites / building (Tentative dates 19th to 23th January) Project 1 & Project 3 : Data collection Project 2: On-site Investigation & Measurement On site Checking of data obtained by tutors Translating data into drawings 15 10 25 Week 4 26 January Project 2: Progress check Project 1 & Project 3: Tutorial Lecture (Studios) Tutorial (Studios) Translating data into drawings 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25 28 January Project 1 : Submission Project 2 & Project 3: Tutorial Lecture (Studios) Tutorial (Studios) Production of drawings, report and model 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25 Week 5 2 February Project 3 : Video Presentation Lecture (Studios) Presentation (Studios) Production of drawings, report and model 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25 4 February Project 2 : Tutorial Lecture (Studios) Tutorial (Studios) Production of drawings, report and model 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25 Week 6 9 February Project 2: Interim Crit Lecture (Studios) Interim (Studios) Production of drawings, report and model 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25 11 February Project 2 : Tutorial Lecture (Studios) Tutorial (Studios) Production of drawings, report and model 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25 Non-Contact Week (Chinese New Year break) 16 February to 20 February 2015 Week 7 23 February Project 2 : Final tutorial Lecture (Studios) Tutorial (Studios) Production of drawings, report and model 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25
  11. 11. Methods of Documentation and Measured Drawings (ARC1215) (ARC60305): January 2015 11 | P a g e 25 February Project 2 : Production of Final drawings, report & model Lecture (Studios) Tutorial (Studios) Production of drawings, report and model 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25 Week 8 2 March Project 2: Final submission & Presentation Submission of portfolio Lecture (Studios) Final Presentation (Studios) Production of drawings, report and model 3 (9am-12pm) 5 (1 - 3 pm) 25 Note: The Module Schedule above is subject to change at short notice. References Main References: 1. Arnold, Dana. 2002. Reading Architectural History. London. Routledge 2. Burns, John A. Ed. 2004. Recording Historic Structures. New Jersey. John Wiley & Sons 3. Strike, James. 1994. Architecture in Conservation: Managing Development at Historic Sites. Routledge 4. W.A. Radford. 2002. Architectural Details and Measured Drawings of Houses of the Twenties. Dover Publications 5. Feildon, B. 2003. Conservation of Historic Buildings. Architectural Press 6. Weaver, Martine E. 1997. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. Wiley 7. Robert E. Stipe. Ed. A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-First Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2003 (ISBN: 0-8078-5451-4) 8. Gurstein, P. Malaysian Architectural Heritage Survey. 1990 Badan Warisan Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur Secondary References: 1. Grabowski, R. 2006. Using AUTOCAD 2006. Thomson Delmar Learning 2. Jokilehto, J. 1999. History of Architectural Conservation. Butterworth-Heinemann. Oxford