This unit extends on the content of two units: Fundamentals of Building Construction and Building Science. This unit introduces students to construction principles and methods for commercial and industrial buildings, concentrating on low-rise construction and buildings with load-bearing walls up to three stories in height. The unit provides a background to the following for the construction of these classes of buildings: principles of fire safety, inspection procedures, temporary structures, waste and water management planning, relationship between design and construction methods and the integration of building services into the building structure.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):