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Traditional Cavity Wall and Strip Foundation
Raft Foundations and Timber Frame Construction

D1 - Evaluate the Performance of Materials

Criteria

evaluate the environmental performance of modern materials and techniques

used in the construction of substructures for low-rise domestic and commercial buildings, for two different tutor-specified scenarios

 

Task

You have been asked to look to investigate in detail two different types of foundation that could be used to construct the domestic house. Your investigation should consider the following the aspects:

  1. Specific Materials
  2. Method of Construction
  3. Cost of materials and construction
  4. Equipment required
  5. Specialist knowledge required
  6. Health and Safety
  7. Performance
  8. Environmental impact