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STUDIO JOURNAL WEEK 7 Activity: Off campus guided site visit of a building which is under construction. IT IS LOCATED IN 587-589 Elizabeth ST

INFORMATION: COMPANY: MAXSTRA BUILDING: -

10 STORY, 55 REISIDENTIAL APARTMENTS, NO BASEMENT

-

LENGTH: 12m, SPAN: 10m

CONSTURCTION: MASS CONSTUCTION STRUCTURE: STEEL, BRICK, AND REINFORCED CONCRETE -

THE STEEL PLATES WITH HOLES HELP TO HANG THE PIPES UP AND HOLDING THE WIRES MAKE

NON-LOAD-BEARING

THE CONSTURCTING PROCESS

BRICK MANSORY WALL.

EASIER. PVC WATER DRAINAGE PIPES CEILING OF GROUND FLOOR


STUDIO JOURNAL WEEK 7 These steel members Are used to hold the Weight of copper pipes Making sure they don’t Fall so that safety is secured These steel’ baskets’ are served as the same purpose for placing the wires in the air. PRECAST CONCRETE WALL

Brick wall HOLLOW CONCRETE BLOCKS are lighter than traditional bricks and easier to place. The hollow section is filled with grout when building

CIRCULAR

up the wall. Each blocks are build

SECTION

up with cement.

HOLLOW


STUDIO JOURNAL WEEK 7 UPPER FLOOR INSULATION STEEL FRAME STRUCTURE, IS COLORED WITH YELLOW COLOR.SO PREVENTING STEEL FROM RUSTING RAPIDLY, EXTENDING ITS LIFE SPAN. IT IS CHOSEN DUE TO ITS LONGER LIFE SPAN AND IT IS ALSO MORE DURABLE AND HAS LESS RISK OF BECOMING WARPED AND DISTORTED, NO BUG INFESTATION LIKE TIMER FRIAME WOULD HAVE. IT IS MORE ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY IN THE PROSPECT OF NO USE OF TREES. SINCE IT IS MAN-MADE, SO IT IS READILY AVAILBLE AS COMPARE TO TIMBER. HOLES ARE CREATED FOR THE

CONVENINCE

OF

PULLING THROUGH WIRES SLIVER

WRAPPING

PREVENTING

THE

SOUND OF WATER AND WATER LEAKAGE AS WELL AS THE SMELL SPREADING THESE TIMBER BOARDS ARE INSTALLED FOR THE CONVENICE OF INTALLING WIRE CONNECTION, DUCTS OR WATER PIPES.


STUDIO JOURNAL WEEK 7 ROD BRACING IS USED

MAIN CONTROL OF

AS TENSION BRACE TO

ELECTIRCITY

REINFORCE THE CEILING,

CONNECTIONS, SO IF

SO IT IS MORE STABLE.

ANYTHING GOES OFF TRACK, THIS IS THE MAIN

SCAFFOLDING

PLACE

CHECK AND FIXING

INSULATION

THE PROBLEMS

DIFFERENT COLOR OF PLASTERBOARDS ARE USED FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES: RED: FOR FIRE RESISTANCE BLUE:

FOR

BATHROOM

THEY ARE DENSER INSULATION

TO

WHITE: FOR NORMAL USE

SINCE


STUDIO JOURNAL WEEK 7 CAULKING THE PURPOSE OF USING CAULKING

IS

TO

SEAL

JOINTS OR CRACKS FROM THE INSTURSION OF WAER WATER PROOFING MEMBRANE

THAT RECTANGULAR TIMBER BLOCK WAS INSTALLED

FOR

THE

CONVENINCE

OF

INSTALLING THE TIMBER STUDS WITH STEEL STUDS By SCREWING IT INTO THE LITTLE BLOCK. SO THAT DOORS CAN BE FIXED IN BY SCREWING INTO THE TIMBER STUDS.


STUDIO JOURNAL WEEK 7 AIR DUCTďźŒMADE OF SHEET METAL PURPOSE: CARRYING COOLED OR HEATED AIR INTO ROOMS, FORMING PART OF VENTILATION SYSTEM.

PROCAST CONCRETE

ROOF

Flat Roof Layer of thermal insulation

FURRING CHANNEL Providing allow

a

cavity

electrical

to

on the surface as well as

and

water proofing membrane is

plumbing services. Cavity

also installed.

can be filled with glass

Under

wool type insulation or a

precast

foil

for

underneath the slab is steel

improved thermal ratings

trusses, then steel joists ans

(Peer, 2013)

sheathing go underneath the

membrane

trusses

the

flat

concrete

roof

is

slab,


STUDIO JOURNAL WEEK 7 Reference List: Peer 2013, Peer Industries Pty Ltd, Queensland viewed 15th Sept 2013, <  http://01peer.com/wall-systems/furring-channel-batten-wall-system/>


2013-02 Reflective Jounral