This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to evaluate and select a range of suitable construction materials for building projects, taking into account a range of criteria
including physical attributes, cost and sustainability.

It includes the ability to analyse properties and characteristics to determine their suitability for application in the construction of a building. It requires selection of materials that comply
with relevant legislation, Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU21598

Prerequisites

Nil

Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to: - Identify, analyse and evaluate the characteristics of construction materials for their application and sustainability. - Comply with the requirements of the relevant legislation with regard to the thermal acoustic and fire resistant qualities of construction materials. - Make recommendations for suitable materials to satisfy constriction requirements, aesthetics, cost effectiveness, client brief and the requirements of the relevant legislation.

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