Unit 2 Construction Technology
You have been appointed to prepare an initial conceptual design and implementation report on a Hotel building complex near the motorway that links an international airport in the UK, Heathrow to the specific. The site is separated 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 Client 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.
Produce a conceptual design Report, which should 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
- Describe the differences between residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
- Discuss the ways in which sustainability can be promoted in building projects.
- Apply the terminology used in construction technology to a given building construction project.