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NAME Maddy Anna Vicky CASE STUDY BUILDING NAME Eastern Resources Centre

1_DESCRIPTION / CLASSIFICATION OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS a) FOUNDATIONS & FOOTINGS Concrete slab b) PRIMARY STRUCTURE (HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL) -Steel T section beams -Trusses

c) SECONDARY STRUCTURE (HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL) -Purlin -rafter -joist -zinc cladding -aluminiun mullions 2_GRAPHIC STRUCTURAL DIAGRAMS (structural systems to be clearly shown) a) FOUNDATIONS & FOOTINGS

SCALE 1:100 Concrete slab


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Concrete slab

b) PRIMARY STRUCTURE (HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL)


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Primary: Steel T section roof beam which are tapered

c) SECONDARY STRUCTURE (HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL)


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3_IDENTIFICATION, DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS


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a) steel-T section beams and mesh

b) glass-facade

c) zinc-cladding

d) timber-sun shading fixed to roof structure

e) aluminium-mullions

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f) concrete-slab

4_IDENTIFY 3 STRUCTURAL JOINTS (use tracing paper to sketch from the construction drawings)

purlin (welded)


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6_ SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS The primary structures of the ERC, consist mostly of steel. Steel has high emodied energy in the process of making such as being required to be melted and cut. Furthermore, this material requires transportation which in turn creates carbon emissions. Compared to plywood, more carbon emissions are created, wood can also be recycled and reused easily whereas steel can not. This is due to the measurements of steel structure being very precise and could not usually be used for another building.

7_ECONOMICAL IMPLICATIONS OF DECISIONS The benefits of usings steel include saving money through minimal waste, durability which means less maintenace required, good for spanning as less materials are used and lastly the time that can be saved during the construction process.


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