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HNC Construction Technology B Assignment.
Pages 8 (2008 words)
A seven storey service office and conference centre is to be built on inner city site. The superstructure and cladding is as yet undecided. There is minimum space on site for storage of materials and access is limited due to a main road surrounding the site…
The super structure and the claddings has yet to be resolved. The building is likely to occupy a 237.00 square meter lot or a 13.5 meters by 17.5 meters dimension. It is to be constructed in a lot that has buildings of both sides. Thus the left and right side of the proposed building is just touching the buildings beside it. A great deal of planning the space for the delivery of the construction materials is a problem in itself. Cladding the construction area is also a big problem.
There would be no open space of the sides of the building. Its positioning may be a problem to deal with, but that does not mean that these reasons should affect the construction of the structure. The structure can be insulated, steel aided, glass tinted building with base insulators. Steel can be chosen for this building alongside a timber and concrete work. Steele doesn't rust fast and it is immune to creatures as insects and termites, therefore there is less need for insecticides and pesticides. Steel is not combustible or we can safely say that it is fireproof. Steel can withstand natural turbulence such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. We can also safely conclude that steel has much earthing protection from lightning strike. There would be less fear of the load bearing in placing interior walls because steel allows greater design in flexibility. In modern structures, the combination of steel and timber is a good choice. ...
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