Topic- Construction Technology
- LO1 Explain about the terminology which is used in construction technology.
- LO2 Explain the different tools which is used to construct a range of substructures and superstructures, also describe their functions and design selection criteria.
- LO3 Analyse the different types of civil engineering infrastructure technology which is taken into consideration in support of buildings.
- LO4 Elaborate the supply and distribution of a range of building services and how they are accommodated within the building.
The student is required to make an initial conceptual design and report on the hotel building complex near the motorway which links and international airport in United Kingdom, Heathrow to the specific. The site is detached from the motorway by a large fast flowing Stream that flows parallel to the motorway and finally finds its way into the River Thames. This Stream which is about 10m wide lies in the middle (that is midway) of the one-kilometre land space between the chosen Hotel Complex site and the motorway. The Customer who is a private investor needs a five-storey framed Hotel building(s) to accommodate 200 guests and is proposed together with some inter-connecting Infrastructure with the Motorway which is not only necessary but required as a key element of the project; the building frame provides the structure for a series of high specification living hotel rooms and suites that are intended to be built in the south of England, around Heathrow Airport. The Hotel complex can be developed with steel or concrete or a combination of both. The access infrastructure road can be flexible or rigid and the bridge across the stream and the walkway across the motorway can be made of either RC concrete or steel, all in line with your choices. The student need to prepare a conceptual design report which would consider the terminology, functional requirements and design selection criteria for different elements of typical commercial building. (Scenario provided). It should take into account of the following for the given scenario, within a sustainable context in construction and the built environment.
Task 1 Introduction
- Depict the differences between residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
- Identify the different ways in which sustainability can be promoted in building projects.
- Utilize the terminology used in construction technology to a given building construction project.
Task 2 Substructures
This will consist the following points
- the student is required to pre-design studies and the type of information need to be collected so that the most suitable foundation type in order to form different type of structures.
- It is required to build the construction of the various types of foundation and their suitability
- Explain how the site information can affect on foundation design.
Task 3 Superstructures
This report should consider the following elements of the super structure:
- Windows and doors, Staircase
this report will consist of following elements:
- Explain the functional features of each element and design the selection criteria.
- Describe the pre-design studies carried out and types of information collected for a given construction site
- Elaborate how the component parts of an element allow it to fulfil its function.
- Similitude different types of structural frame used to carry the primary and secondary elements of the superstructure.
Task 4 Civil Engineering Infrastructure
The report should address the Civil Engineering Infrastructure required for the current scenario.
- Depict the techniques utilised for remediating the site prior to construction commencing
- Explain the types of substructure works required for the infrastructures
- Analyse superstructure, substructure and civil engineering structures necessary for a given building construction project.
Task 5 Building Services.
The report should clearly identify the building services required for the current scenario.
- Discuss the supply arrangements for primary services
- Analyse the distribution arrangements for primary services
- Show the elements of the superstructure used to facilitate the primary services
- Appraise how the arrangement of the primary services impact on the overall design of the building