Construction and the Built Environment

Objectives:

Construction Technology – understand the different forms of construction that can be used for low-rise offices, retail units and homes. Develop an understanding of the structural performance required for low-rise construction, and explore how substructures and superstructures are constructed.

Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction - apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills to practical construction contexts. develop an understanding of the scientific principles affecting the performance of construction materials and develop skills to perform mathematical calculations in construction contexts.

Carpentry and Joinery. Understand tools, materials and equipment used in carpentry and joinery

Develop practical skills using safe techniques to produce a timber frame.

Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Unit 6

Carpentry and Joinery

Understanding  tools and equipment

Making a timber frame

Unit 6

Carpentry and Joinery

Understanding  tools and equipment

Making a timber frame

Unit 2 B

Design a residential building, from a design brief.

Unit 2 B

Design a residential building, from a design brief.

Unit 1

Construction Technology

Time

14 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

7 weeks

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Explain safe storage and use of workshop tools

Write up a workshop risk assessment.

Make a timber frame to demonstrate your high standard of craft skills in the joinery shop.

Investigate how client needs shape the design of a building. 

Develop own design ideas to a given brief using a range of graphical communication skills

Performance requirements of building materials


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Unit 1

Construction Technology

Unit 1

Construction Technology

 

Exam Prep and mock

Unit 3

Learning aim A

Investigate the effects of forces and temperature on building materials

Unit 3

Learning aim B

Applied mathematics to investigate and solve construction problems

 

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

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5 weeks

6 weeks

3 weeks

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Fire safety

Insulation sustainability

Low rise structures

Prepare for mock.

Revise for BTEC exam

Pre-construction work

Sub-structures

Superstructures

Floors, walls, roofs

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Sit BTEC exam

Create a presentation that compares the behaviour of different construction materials when acted upon by forces and temperature changes.

Apply mensuration, trigonometry, algebraic and graphical methods to solve different practical construction problems

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