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Proposed design for residential dwellings and retail super markets near Lichfield Basin
Engineering and Construction
Pages 12 (3012 words)
Proposed Design for Residential Dwellings and Retail Super markets near Lichfield Basin 1. Introduction: This essay gives a proposal for the design and development of residential dwellings and retail supermarkets around the Lichfield basin in Stourport. The development involves the demolition of the existing industrial units and construction of new dwellings.
The proposal also highlights the preventive measures that need to be incorporated in view of flooding, soft and moist clayey ground, damp patches in buildings. The other design considerations include the spacing between dwelling and the development of garden in nearby area. Thus the single major aim of this design proposal is to develop sustainable dwellings and retails that are contemporary with good aesthetics 2. Performance requirements for buildings: The proposed site is a basin area and hence requires a careful design with respect to structural stability, good thermal and sound insulation and availability of natural lighting. The materials that provide good insulation are prescribed in the EST guidance, “Insulation materials chart - thermal properties and environmental ratings” (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/housing , CE 71) and that for airtightness in “Insulation materials chart - thermal properties and environmental ratings” (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/housing , CE 137). ...
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