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CONSTRUCTING ENVIRONMENTS

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WEEK 3. ACTIVITY_CASE STUDY SITE VISIT INTRO

NAME Madeleine Kilpatrick ASSIGNED CASE STUDY GROUP MEMBERS

1_EASTERN PRECINT STUDENT CENTRE (LINK BETWEEN BUILDINGS)

2_MSLE BUILDING (LINK BETWEEN BUILDINGS)

Potential construction constraints_ overlays, easements, soil structure and soil solidity, fire hazards, environmental impact, economic constraints, aesthetic qualities

Potential construction constraints_ overlays, easements, soil structure and soil solidity, fire hazards, environmental impact, economic constraints, aesthetic qualities, vertical loads from trees Links to other buildings_ Zoology

Links to other buildings_ Doug McDonnel Construction type_ Mass construction Construction type_ Frame construction

Structural System(s)_ Entrance evidence of spanning, two supports

Materials_ Blue stone (entry to library), steel, glass

Other relevant comments_ Perforated walls gives the building acoustic qualities

Structural System(s) _Connection Bridge inside the building has a cantilever structure. Also a composite structure consisting of steel and glass, with clamps holding the glass panels to the steel structure

Materials_ zinc, steel, copper, rubber, vinyl, glass Other relevant comments_ The building is part of a larger project. The majority of the floor space of the building consists of heavy duty vinyl, which is very durable and therefore will require little maintenance.


CONSTRUCTING ENVIRONMENTS

ENVS10003

3_QUEENS COLLEGE EXTENTION

WEEK 3. ACTIVITY_CASE STUDY SITE VISIT INTRO

4_ORMOND THEOLOGY CENTRE RECEPTION

Potential construction constraints_ overlays, easements, soil structure and soil solidity, fire hazards, environmental impact, economic constraints, aesthetic qualities, height constraints (do not want to block view to oval)

Links to other buildings_ Queens’s college

Construction type_ Frame construction

Structural System(s)_ extensive use of trusses and beams inside, gives the building a very open feel. Diagonal bracing prevents buckling

Materials_ metal studs, timber studs, concrete, steel, glass, reinforced concrete Other relevant comments_ The building looks similar to the St. Kilda Baths, likely to have been built during similar era

Potential construction constraints overlays, easements, soil structure and soil solidity, fire hazards, environmental impact, economic constraints, aesthetic qualities, noise and safety being close to the road Links to other buildings_ The Dalton McCaughey Library, United Faculty of Technology, Ormond College Construction type_ Mix of frame construction and mass construction. Use of concrete slabs mass construction and spanning in the entrance of the building. Structural System(s)_ The concrete slabs, which are a horizontal structural element, were set in a timber casing in-situ. The lines and texture from the timber are present in the concrete slabs, which indicate that timber casing was used. Materials_ Copper (exterior), reinforced concrete (columns), slabs of concrete (in-situ), aluminium frames, glass bricks, protective steel to prevent rusting, PVC pipes Other relevant comments_ The reception area is very warm due to the large use of glass bricks and large windows, whereas the rooms after the reception are very cool, as they receive much less sunlight due to less glass included in the design

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