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Constructing Envs Tutorial 5

Xin Chen 633995

Activity: Structural Concepts (Part One) From the reading, I have known something about the basic structural systems. Same as last week, we have been divided to 3 groups. For this tutorial, we need to learn how to find the information from structural drawings and do some questions in class for structural concepts. For our group, we need to know the structural concepts for ERC building.

At first, I found the information what we want smoothly. Afterwards, I was confusing about primary structure (Horizontal and Vertical) and secondary structure (Horizontal and Vertical). Refer to Section ‘03’ of the Subject Guide of Constructing Environments; these symbols (the picture as shown below) are columns. Tutor told us that columns are primary structure for structural concepts.


Constructing Envs Tutorial 5

Xin Chen 633995

For the construction, primary structure is equivalent to support the loads, and if primary structure has been broken, the whole construction would be collapsed. However, if we break the secondary structure, the whole construction would not be affected. For ERC building of this case study,

Furthermore, I know the knowledge about structural concepts deeper, and I need to do identify and decribe Structural Materials for presentation next week.


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