Construction and the Built Environment

Objectives:

To gain an understanding of the requirements and workload of BTEC Construction. Focus is on: Practical carpentry skills, tool selection and use, H&S, building design, sustainability, materials used in building.

BTEC unit 2A completion: “Understand the work of the construction industry”


Term

Autumn
Elective 1

Spring
Elective 2

Summer
GCSE Preparation

Unit

Graphical Communication

Tool box design and modelling

Tool box making

Writing process diary

Box handle

Sustainability

Materials

Wooden frame corner joints 

Graphical Communication

Tool box design and modelling

Tool box making

Writing process diary

Box handle

Sustainability

Materials

Wooden frame corner joints 

Unit 2 A

Understand the work of the construction industry

Time

7 Weeks

7 Weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

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Freehand sketching

Orthographic

Isometric

2 point perspective

Box design

Make tool box

Safe tool use guide

Record processes / techniques

Create manufacturing guide

Model and make handle mechanism

Investigate sustainable building practices

Materials used in building

Wooden frame corner joints focused practical tasks

Freehand sketching

Orthographic

Isometric

2 point perspective

Box design

Make tool box

Safe tool use guide

Record processes / techniques

Create manufacturing guide

Model and make handle mechanism

Investigate sustainable building practices

Materials used in building

Wooden frame corner joints focused practical tasks

Investigate

- the type of work by sector classification, covering three of the following: civil engineering; industrial; residential; commercial; retail; health; education; leisure and recreation

- The activities carried out by the construction industry including: new build; refurbishment; repairs and maintenance etc.

Investigate

- the benefits provided by the construction industry in terms of local employment, facilities, economic impact and regeneration

- the social impacts and benefits of construction projects in terms of inclusion, wellbeing, recreation and needs