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HNCB20 Construction Technology

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  • Course Code: HNCB20
  • University: The London College
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  • Country: United Kingdom


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.

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.

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

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