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Architecture Construction Report/ Essay

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Length.....................................: 2000 Words - small project
Coursework topic and requirements.: Brief for groups of 4 Scenario You are working as a team whose brief is to research and recommend environmentally friendly elements to be used in the construction of a multi storey commercial building. Your client embraces the cause of the environment and is anxious that their company should demonstrate its green credentials for the 21st century. The client requires that their new 10 storey office building should: • use the most environmentally acceptable materials • provide their employees with a pleasant working atmosphere and a feeling of control over their environment as well as contact with the outside • have a very low energy-use and not rely on a conventional air-conditioning system • show that consideration has been given to sustainability and maintenance Constraints • the location is an inner city site bounded by busy roads to the north and east, an adjacent listed terrace of Georgian houses to the west and a canal to ! the south • the soil comprises clay; there is a high water table level, particularly in winter when the lower parts of the town are liable to minor flooding in very wet years • the area where this new building is to be located has recently seen the demolition of a 6 storey concrete office building dating back to the 1960s It will relate most specifically as follows: a) the analysis of both the site and the building in respect of functional requirements and user needs b) from this understanding flows the need to demonstrate a knowledge of the various forms, frames and external enclosure systems, and the situations for which they are most appropriate c) finally the selection of suitable case studies having regard to the factors above and the reasoning behind the choice The marking of the assessment will take these factors into account. Consideration should be given to the influence on this building of the client’s desire for a low-energy, user-friendly and sustainable enviro! nment and you must report on the choices and suitable construction for the following key elements: 1. the basement and foundations 2. the frame structure 3. external walling 4. roof Theoretical solutions for each task should be supported by recent case studies so that the final recommendations are well founded on strong arguments. .............

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Are appendices required?.........: Yes
Appendices should contain.......: case studies, applicable to recommended methods
Required length of Appendices..: 500-1000 Words
Referencing System.................: Harvard (No Page Numbers)
Deadline 16th March 2013 [url removed, login to view] noon GBT

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