This unit introduces students to the procedures, principles and methods of construction with particular focus on typical residential buildings. The unit forms the foundation for NBC2004 Building and Construction Studies unit.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Discuss the types and functions of domestic buildings, and regulations that apply to them;  
  2. Distinguish between the functions, materials, configuration(s) and details of the major components in domestic building;  
  3. Develop specifications for minor works and dwellings;  
  4. Explain the protocols and the aims, objectives and points to be observed when undertaking inspections of domestic buildings; and  
  5. Identify, define and distinguish between the roles and the activities of building clients, designers and contractors, and their involvement within the design and construction processes.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two (2) Class Tests (Test 1 10% 1 hour) Test 2 15% 1.5 hours) 25%
Report Team Report in response to Client Brief. Part 1 (Teams of 3 - 4 with individual contributions approx. 500 words) 30%
Report Team Report in response to Client Brief. Part 2 (Teams of 3 - 4 with individual contributions approx. 600 words) 35%
Presentation Mock Professional Presentation on inspection processes. 10%

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