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Weeks 5 and 6 Journal In Class Analysis


Presentation Ormond College Theology Centre By Jorge, Vuk, Dom& Joe


Fixings Bolts were the main type of fixing used as they are easy and quick to use. Where concrete was fixed to something, usually an anchor was used, penetrating the concrete. Welding was used joining two steel members .

Economic Implications Steel can be used for rapid construction and requires less work than concrete which is time and cost saving although initially may be more expensive. Some details may have been aftermarket and the costs deceiving such as the water fountain.


Model Making Due to the uneven groups in our tutorial I joined another group to give them a third person. The group I joined were making a model of the MSLE building. We first decided to make the building on a 1:50 scale as we traced a section from the plans and used this as our foundation and reference. The materials we had to build the model were bulsar wood strips (approx. 10mm wide) and cardboard. We had glue to fix the pieces. This is the 1:50 trace of the connection adjoining the old MSLE buildings. The paper represents the foundations and we were able to draw the positions where the columns will go.

were required to build the roof the columns to the roof before the foundation. joined the beam to the roof forces to be

Resembling the construction process was not practical when assembling our model, thus we first and attach they connected to The columns at different spots rafters to allow diverted.

The other structural member other than the steel columns and the wooden frame was the mass construction wall. We used cardboard to represent this wall and attached it to the beam as a continuation of the columns to hold up the roof. To finish required foyer. This was very due to our lack of cross beam of the But still a good

Load Paths

the model we were to build the single story was a frame construction area and tedious. Unfortunately fine motor skills, the foyer was not level. representation.


The columns transfer the load from the rafters which hold up the roof. The rafters deliver a point load to the beam, which diverts the load to the two closest columns. The columns transfer the load to the ground/foundation, which is then distributed to the surrounding ground surface.

The mass construction wall has different load paths compared to the columns. All parts of the wall should take the equal load thus it becomes a uniformly distributed load. This load then moves through the whole wall to the foundation where it is randomly distributed.

Week 5 and 6 journal Constructing Environments  
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