In Constructing Environments and this field of work, learning the different parts in certain structures and in this case, examples were shown in construction beams, a door and bridges. However, all this knowledge was applied when groups of four were selected and instructed to build a tall shelter for a small toy using wooden blocks. A word was provided to every student in the Tutorial and was asked to define it. My word was Buttress.
Fig 1. Door Nomenclature A Buttress is a structure built against or projected from the wall of a building aiming to reduce the impact of lateral forces. In other words, it strengthens the walls of a building. Another word for Buttress is a Counterfort which is often referred to dams.
1 Builder's Lock & Hardware 2013, North Attleborough viewed 5 August 2013, <http://builderslock.com/glossary-of-terms.html>
Assignment 3 Submission Constructing Environments University of Melbourne