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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Building and Construction – Core Module 2

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and processes

factors that impact on the design of building frames including:

material choices

joining techniques

structural sizes of members

interior and exterior linings

window and door shape and position

material lists and project costing

apply principles of design in the modification of projects to enhance function and/or aesthetics

evaluate work practices and relate these to quality of practical projects

identify and consider design factors in the modification of projects

use suitable materials and sections in the development and production of practical projects

follow material lists to prepare materials

calculate quantities and costs of materials for projects

use spreadsheets to assist in the calculation of project costs

Workplace Communication Skills

(refer to Outcomes 5.4.1, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

architectural drawings and plans

industry terminology

report writing (including the preparation of documentation to support the development and production of practical projects)

read, interpret and sketch simple floor plans and elevations

identify elementary architectural symbols

identify and recall specialist terms and use them in context

write reports to document the development of a building construction project identifying the materials, processes and equipment used

Societal and Environmental Impact

(refer to Outcomes 5.7.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the effects building and construction have on society and the physical environment

recognise the use of renewable resources in the building industry and the impact of these on the environment

investigate and identify alternate materials in building and construction

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a range of techniques and skills to enhance the appearance and/or function of practical projects

local government codes and ordinances

elementary CAD applications

add features such as doors, architraves, skirtings and hardware

undertake elementary plaster work, eg fixing of cornices

explain the importance of, and implications of building codes and local environment plans (LEPs), their enforcement and variation

develop a simple floor plan using an appropriate drawing package

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