Residential Proposal

Aims and Objectives The aim of this assignment is for students to demonstrate their ability to: source locally available information; assess site selection criteria that affects construction processes; communicate knowledge of the planning and building regulation issues affecting a particular site; make recommendations as to the most suitable form of residential construction methodology for the development of a residential building; assess the ESD requirements of residential dwellings; estimate the construction of a residential building; communicate knowledge of how market forces affect site selection and preferred development / construction types. Content You will be allocated a site in suburban Melbourne which may be suitable for a new single dwelling (one house for a family of 5). You will be required to visit the site (stay outside the property boundaries) to gather information, research possibilities for the site and to make a presentation to a potential purchaser of the property. The presentation will be in the format of a property report for a single dwelling, which recommends whether or not it is feasible to develop the site for a single dwelling (. one house). This report must demonstrate that: the proposed structure complies with all local bylaws and regulations; the proposed development is appropriate for the local market (marketability); and the type of building construction is suitable for the site conditions. The content of your report must include (but not limited to): 1. Introduction 2. A detailed Site Analysis showing the conditions of the existing site, conditions on the adjoining properties and connection of services to the site. This is to be presented as a scaled drawing of the site (plan); 3. A detailed Site Description showing the proposed development, to be presented as a scaled drawing of the site (plan) and two cross sections through the site to show the form of the building mass; 4. Copy of title, and a description of any encumbrances on the title; 5. Discussion of all available site services and how any unavailable services can be attained; 6. Identification and Discussion of Building Regulations and Planning Requirements including: 1)The relevance of Part 5 Siting requirements, 2) Local Planning scheme, 3) Applicable zoning, 4)Any overlays affecting the site, and any restrictions affecting development, 5) Building setback restrictions, 6) Building envelope restrictions, 7) Any other restrictions imposed by Part 5 of the Building Regulations and clause 54 of the Victorian Planning Scheme, 8) Discussion as to whether or not a Planning Permit is required, and what specific issues may trigger the need for a Planning Permit on this site. 7. A discussion of construction options suitable for the site conditions and proposed development, including: Accessibility during construction A description of the site conditions in terms of slope/terrain, Identification of the soil type and site classification, Selection and justification of an appropriate footing and ground floor system for the proposed development, Selection and justification of an appropriate structural wall system and wall cladding system for the proposed development, Selection and justification of an appropriate roof form, structural roof system and roof cladding system for the proposed development, A brief outline of the ESD requirements / expectations and a detailed discussion of the proposed ESD measures to be included so that the required STAR rating is achieved. 8. Identification of the building requirements for the proposed development in relation to spread of fire as specified in the National Construction Code (NCC), 9. Identification of the documentation required to obtain the Building Permit (for example, list the types of drawings and any other information that needs to be included in the permit application), 10. A detailed description of the types of spaces the building should contain to satisfy local market expectations, 11. A detailed discussion of the size of building that would be suitable for the site and the local market conditions, 12. A recommended purchase price for the site, in line with local market expectations, 13. A recommended building construction budget for the proposed development, including an explanation of how this budget has been established and specific inclusions / exclusions, 14. A recommended sales price for the completed development, in line with local market expectations, . Take care with the format of your report and remember to include an appropriate introduction and conclusion. Much of the information required can be communicated as an annotated site plan and/or diagrams. Your conclusion should include a summary of the positive and negative attributes of the site selection for the proposed development and make a final recommendation to the purchaser about the feasibility of the proposed project. Dont make any un-researched assumptions and always identify the source of your information has been sourced. Make sure you analyse the information, not just copy and paste information from the resources you must show how the information has been incorporated in the resolution of your project. Outcome The contents of the assignment should read as a submission for a potential developer / client who is considering purchasing the site and developing it as a single dwelling in accordance with the recommendations in your report. The length of this assignment should be approximately 1200 words. Allocation of marks This report will form 20% of the total semester assessment. It is an individual assignment. This report will be marked out of 100, with the following distribution of points: Site information Items 2-6 20pts Construction options and analysis items 7-9 36pts Property issues items 9-14 20pts Introduction, Conclusion and Presentation items 1 & 15 20pts Referencing 4 pts TOTAL 100 POINTS Resources This list of resources is a suggestion only. Students are encouraged to discover other sources, through technical information and trade literature. 1. Property Information: Property Reports Property and Land Titles Property Information Copies of Titles can be purchased form Your local Council website Land Channel 2. Site information can be sourced from: Dial before you Dig Geotechnical site conditions are usually researched by licensed Geotechnical Engineers. However, there are maps of Victoria that give an indication of the type of soil conditions (found at and these maps in conjunction with pages 74-78 of Australia Standard AS 2870 (accessed via the Sai Global Database on the Unimelb library portal) will allow you to determine a typical soil profile for your site. 3. Planning information can be sourced from: The Victorian Planning Scheme Planning Schemes Online Other statutory Authorities as required under the Planning scheme, (Heritage Victoria, Melbourne Water, etc.) Your local Council website planning pages 4. Building Legislation: Victoria Building Authority: resources# Building Regulations 2018 National Construction Code (NCC) Australian Standards (accessed via the Sai Global database on the Unimelb Library portal) Your local Council website building pages 5. Required documentation Building your own home, Wilkie: sections 13-15 6. Construction alternatives Building your own home, Wilkie: sections 23-71 7. ESD Building your own home, Wilkie: sections 75 5. Construction Estimating Riders Digest – Melbourne Edition 2018, RLB Rider Levett Bucknall – 6. Domestic building contracts MBAV HIA RAIA Australian Standards Association 10. Other general references
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