Apply structural principles to construction of swimming pools and spas

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Apply structural principles to the planning of swimming pool and spa building.

1.1. Main structural principles that apply to the building of a swimming pool or spa are identified.

1.2. Structural performance of a swimming pool or spa is described in terms of the effect of the section properties of various materials.

1.3. Structural performance characteristics of swimming pool and spa shells in a range of materials are explained and applied to the planning of the construction work.

1.4. Demolition of existing structures is coordinated in accordance with legislative and planning requirements and safe work practices.

2. Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of indoor and outdoor permanent swimming pools and spas.

2.1. Relevant industry professionals are consulted as required to provide advice regarding the design process and structural integrity of the proposed swimming pool or spa.

2.2. Collect and analyse project documentation to assist in the analysis of plans and specifications.

2.3. Project documentation is analysed for compliance with the BCA requirements for earthquake environments.

2.4. New and emerging building technologies are assessed for application to the construction process and their compliance with BCA requirements and Australian standards.

2.5. Pre-commencement site inspection is conducted to confirm analysis.

3. Plan, coordinate and manage the excavation of swimming pool and/or spa site.

3.1. Excavation is set out in accordance with the building's plans.

3.2. Structural integrity of the excavation specified in the building's plan is assessed for compliance with relevant codes and accepted industry construction principles.

3.3. Damp coursing and provision of termite barriers and other relevant techniques are planned, implemented and checked in accordance with codes, standards and industry practice.

4. Plan, coordinate and manage the building of the structural and non-structural swimming pool and/or spa shell.

4.1. Technical construction principles and performance of materials used in the construction are identified and analysed in the planning of the building and construction project.

4.2. Application of bracing requirements, tie-downs, tolerances, allowances and fixing, and installation of components are planned, implemented and checked for compliance with manufacturer specifications and relevant Australian standards and codes.

5. Plan, coordinate and manage the finishing and water integrity of swimming pool and/or spa structure.

5.1. Installation of the finishing materials as specified in the building's plan is supervised and checked for compliance with standards and accepted industry construction principles.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4049A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40808 - Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building