Unit 2 Construction Technology

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Assignment Brief - Unit 2 Construction Technology

Unit Number and Title

Unit 2 Construction Technology

Academic Year

2021/22

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Assignment Title

Construction Technology

Issue Date

31th October 2021

Submission Date

 

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The submission is in the form of a written pamphlet. The pamphlets should be written in a concise and formal business style. As such, your choice of font face and font size should contribute to the clarity of the information. The pamphlet should be well-structured, using headings, sub-sections and paragraphs as appropriate. Any images, graphics, or text that is derived from other sources must be correctly referenced using a standard form of citation. A bibliography should be included and in a standard academic format. The recommended word limit is 3,000–5,000 words but you will not be penalised for exceeding the total word limit

Unit Learning Outcomes - Unit 2 Construction Technology

LO1 Discuss the terminology used in construction technology.

LO2 Describe the different techniques used to construct a range of substructures and superstructures, including their function and design selection criteria.

LO3 Identify the different types of civil engineering infrastructure technology used in support of buildings.

LO4Illustrate the supply and distribution of a range of building services and how they are accommodated within the building.

Assignment Brief and Guidance

Unit 2 Construction Technology

SCENARIO

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.

Task 2 Substructures

This should consider the following.

  • Pre-design studies to be carried out and the type of information to be collated in order to design the most suitable foundation type for different types of structures.
  • The construction of different types of foundations and their suitability for use with different types of structures.
  • How site information impact on foundation design

Task 3 Superstructures

This report should consider the following elements of the superstructure:

  • Walls
  • Roofs
  • Floors – ground and intermediate
  • Windows and doors
  • Staircases
  • Finishes

The report should consider the

  • Description of the functional characteristics of each of the above elements and the design selection criteria for their use.
  • Describe the pre-design studies carried out and types of information collected for a given construction site.
  • Illustrate how the component parts of an element allow it to fulfil its function.
  • Compare 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. It should

  • Describe the techniques used for remediating the site prior to construction commencing.
  • Discuss the types of substructure works required for the infrastructures.
  • Identify 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. You should

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria - Unit 2 Construction Technology

Pass

Merit

Distinction

LO1 Explain the terminology used in construction technology.

D1 Evaluate how the functional characteristics and design selection criteria impact on the eventual design solution. Unit 2 Construction Technology

P1 Describe the differences between residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

P2 Explain how the functional characteristics and design selection criteria are informed by proposed building use.

P3 Discuss the ways in which sustainability can be promoted in building projects.

M1 Apply the terminology used in construction technology to a given building construction project.

LO2 Describe the different techniques used to construct a range of substructures and superstructures, including their function and design selection criteria.

D2 Prepare a design report identifying superstructure, substructure and civil engineering structures necessary for a given building construction project.

P4 Describe the pre-design studies carried out and types of information collected for a given construction site.

P5 Explain the functional characteristics and design criteria for primary and secondary elements of a building substructure and superstructure.

M2 Analyse how site conditions impact on the design of foundations.

M3 Illustrate how the component parts of an element allow it to fulfil its function.

LO3 Identify the different types of civil engineering/infrastructure technology used in support of buildings

P6 Describe techniques used for remediating the site prior to construction commencing

P7 Describe the types of substructure works carried out by civil engineers.

M4 Compare different types of structural frame used to carry the primary and secondary elements of the superstructure

 

 

 

LO4 Illustrate the supply and distribution of a range of building services and how they are accommodated within the building

D3 Appraise how the distribution of the primary services impact on the overall design of the building

P8 Describe the supply arrangements for primary services.

P9 Explain the distribution arrangements for primary services

M5 Demonstrate the elements of the superstructure used to facilitate the primary services.

Unit 2 Construction Technology


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