This unit introduces you, the student, to the considerations required in building design and explores properties of common, natural or pre‐made construction materials, their mechanical properties and use in construction. You will understand differences in structure and materials used. Basic plan drawing and reading is practised with application in building, in addition to the skills in areas of content, such as working with construction materials, spatial perception and computation and levelling. The unit explores processes drawn from building projects.
In this course, you will use a variety of standard building materials, such as: bricks, pavers, mortar, cement, tiles, steel, timber and timber framing. You will also develop skills in: laying and finishing of simple paving, straight line bricklaying, wall and floor tiling setting out, procedure and tool usage, mixing of mortar, grout and cement and their correct usage, cleaning up procedure at completion of the activities, identification and production of a range of surface finishes, oxy welding procedure: purpose, materials and equipment, electric arc welding procedure: purpose, materials and equipment, methods of cutting and fixing timber for frame and carcass construction, correct use of various portable power tools, equipment and hand tools within the building and construction industry: measuring tools, cutting tools, lifting equipment
Unit cost: $45.00
This unit builds on the content covered in unit one. In this unit you explore properties of common, natural and pre‐made construction materials, their production, mechanical properties under direct loads (tension or compression) and use in construction. Concepts in space and computation are developed. Basic plan reading is practised with application in building, as well as skills in areas of content, such as working with materials, spatial perception and computation and levelling. The unit explores processes in contexts drawn from building projects. Students work with a variety of materials and develop a range of practical skills.
Unit cost $45.00
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