Unit Overview
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
P8
M1
M2
M3
D1
D2
Traditional Cavity Wall and Strip Foundation
Raft Foundations and Timber Frame Construction

Scenario

You have been working for a small building company that is trying to expand and take on bigger jobs, your role will involve investigating and producing reports on the different methods of building. Your reports will focus on three main areas:

  1. Foundations and soil investigations
  2. Superstructure design and materials
  3. Constraints of legislation on the construction process.

 

Their are two projects that FES Construction are considering tendering for

 

Housing Development

A client has purchased a piece of land on the edge of a town, they have provided a rough plan of what they want to build, the Local Planning Authority have deferred making a decision on granting planning permission asking for more work to be done on the design.

 

planning map

 

The housing development is to be built on the site of an old chemical factory and the quality of the subsoil is unknown. The site also borders the greenbelt which is very popular with walkers, a small stream currently separates the development from the main town.

 

Cafe

You will also look at designing and building a small cafe that is the be located in a park next to the river Thames. You have been asked to look into pre-fabricated design for this project.