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Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  1~3  Lecture  Knowledge  Map  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  1  E-­‐Learning  &  Studio  Knowledge  Map    

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  1  Studio  Session:  Building  Tower  with  Wooden  Blocks     We  started  with  planning  and  testing.  The  hint  given  is  the  more  angles  of  the  buildings,  the  more  stable  of  its  structure.  Hence,  circle   might  be  the  most  stable  structure  for  us  to  start  with.         We  chose  the  most   In  order  to  make  the  tower     secured  way  to   more  stable  and  steady  for  a     construct  the  tower.   certain  height,  we  decided   We  divided  it  into   to  lay  down  the  wood  bricks   three  different   to  maximize  the  contact  are   section,  with  the   between  the  base  of  the     decreasing  contact   tower  and  the  table.       area  with  the     underneath  level,     but  increasing     height  by  adjusting     the  orientation  of     We  have  two  options  of  the  hollowed  doors  on   the  bricks.     the  tower  (as  shown  in  the  drawings).  The  first     one  is  just  simply  extend  the  bricks,  but  with  a     brick  standing  up  to  help  holding  the  bricks,  in     order  to  prevent  the  bricks  at  the  top  will  fall.     The  second  one  is  started  with  a  certain  height     stronger  foundation,  and  extends  it  carefully   with  more  bricks  holding  up.  It  use  the  idea  of   stagger  to  increase  the  friction  and  hope  can   better  support  the  extended  bricks.    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Due  to  the  limitation  of  time,  the  tower  is  not  actually  completed   (toward  a  fragile  status).  However,  I  still  build  a  section  to  indicate  the   three  different  section  of  the  tower,  based  on  the  changing  orientation   of  the  bricks.  However,  a  significant  changes  is  also  made  with  a   careful  consideration  of  out  tutor`s  advice  –  the  intersection  of  the   second  and  third  lever,  I  added  an  layer  of  lay-­‐downed  bricks  in  order   to  increase  the  contact  areas  of  the  third  level  of  the  bricks.  This  is   detailed  shown  in  a  close-­‐shot  diagram.    

                 

Finally,  we  made  both   designed  of  the  doors,   and  they  both  succeed.   (But  the  second  one   didn`t  been  recorded  in   a  picture)  It  is  important   for  me  to  notice  that  you   cannot  build  the  door  at   once,  but  need  to  build  it   level  by  level  in  a  circle.   During  this  process,  we   will  also  adjust  the   bricks  to  better  fully  fit   the  gaps  between  the   bricks.  

Finally,  we  were  starting  to  extract  some  blocks  from   the  tower.  As  shown  in  the  picture,  a  huge  gap  (as  big  as   the  door)  has  been  hollowed  without  the  tower  falling   down!  This  phenomenon  was  explained  in  the  drawing,   as  the  pressure  from  the  upper  bricks  acts  on  the  lower   ones,  and  keep  them  fixed  and  stable,  which  also   explained  the  succeed  of  the  hollowed  doors  before.  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  2  E-­‐Learning  &  Studio  Knowledge  Map  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  2  Studio  Session:  Building  Tower  with  balsa  wood  strips   Before   the   studio,   we   have   to   cut   the   balsa   wood   into   20~40   long   pieces.   However,   the   more   we   cut,   the   weaker   the   strips.   Hence,   it   is   a   difficult  task  for  us  to  build  a  tower  using  these  brittle  wood  strips.         In  order  to  make  the  strips  stronger  and  be  able  to  bear  the     weight,  we  decided  to  make  the  foundation  and  the  basic     level  of  the  tower  with  two  strips  connecting  together.  With   the  substructure,  there  is  a  gap  at  each  point  of  the   combination  strip.  Therefore,  when  two  if  them  crossover,  a   square  will  be  hollowed  in  between,  then  the  long  strip  will   put  into  it  as  the  first  level.  This  increases  the  contact  area   of  the  column  with  the  base,  which  might  make  it  stronger   and  less  possibility  to  fall  down.   As  we  haven’t  built  the  tower  yet,   we  can  only  predict  the  finish  of  it.   I  recon  the  ways  of  constructing  do   work  and  can  be  able  to  build  up  a   tower.  However,  it  might  not  able   to  reach  a  significant  height,  as  the   foundation  might  be  a  little  bit  too   small  for  such  a  high  tower.  In   addition,  without  the  diagonal   bracing,  the  tower  might  be  quite   fragile,  hence  bracing  might  be   important  to  fixed  the  colomns.  

     

             

As  drew  in  the  diagram,  this  is  what  the  tower  might   look  like  after  construction.  The  dotted  line  indicate   the  diagonal  bracing  which  might  or  might  not  be   necessary  it  the  base  is  strong  enough.  The   connecting  point  of  each  level  is  similar  to  what  we   have  done  at  the  foundation,  which  should  be  able  to   hold  the  structure  of  the  tower.  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  3  ~  E-­‐learning  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  3  ~  E-­‐learning                                                


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

        Week  3  ~  E-­‐learning                                                


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  3  ~  Tutorial   After  finishing  the  quiz,  we  have  a  better  understanding  of  the  e-­‐learning  materials.  Especially   about  the  effect  of  the  steel  reinforcement  in  buildings,  which  can  stop  the  walls  swing  due  to   wind  loads  and  etc.       Afterward,  we  took  a  trip  around  the  school,  to  link   the   knowledge   we`ve   learned   into   the   site,   and   to   have  deeper  insight  about  the  learning  materials.       On  this  wall,  the  head  and     Stretcher     the  stretch  of  the  brick  is       appear  at  the  same  time,     Head   which  indicate  that  the       actual  thickness  of  the  wall                        

Fix  joint   Here   is   constructed   by   the   mass   concrete,   which   doesn`t   have   any   reinforcement.   By   looking   at   the   connection   between   the   two   columns,  we   can  tell  that  it  is   fixed   joint,   and   the   building   is   without   bracing.    

Here   is   the   reinforcement   of   the   concrete   wall.  On   the   left  diagram   clearly  shows   how   reinforce   steel   work   in   concrete.   On   the   photo   on   the   right,   we   can   clearly   see   the   reinforcement   steel   is   exposed  into   the   air.   This   is   due   to   the   damage   of   the   concrete,   when   the   concrete   on   the   outside   been   destroyed,  the  steel  inside  will  be  seen.  This   may   also   due   to  that   the  steel   is   too   close   to   the  surface  of  the  wall.    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

  Then,  we   walked  to  the  car   park   underneath  the  south  lawn.  It  is  a   huge  room,  with  8  meters  beams   on   top.   The   shape   of   the   column   is  interesting  here,  which  is  made   by  concrete.   I  have  been   told  that   the   trees  are   actually   planted   on   top   of   these   columns,   which   is   hollowed  and  filled  with  soil.           This  is  outside  of  the  union   house.  The  steel  beam  looks   like  a  cantilever  but  doesn`t   work  the  same  job  as  a   cantilever.  The  stair  is  not   totally  hang  by  the   cantilever/cable,  but  also  by   other  support  components.    

 

                   

This   part   of  constructing  is  similar  to  the   quiz   done   in   class,   with   a   horizontal   component   siting   on   top   of   a   beam/cantilever  of  the  building.  The  way  of  load  path   transferring  requires  elaborate  calculations.     Here  is  the  section  under  the   hanging-­‐out  section  of  the  New   Architectural  Building.     The   steel  beams  support  the   weight  of  the  overhang   section.  They  are  constructed   with  a  small  angle  up,  so  after   it  done,  the  weight  will  drop   on  the  beams  to  finally  balance   as  a  flat  flooring.      


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  3  ~  Reference   1.     Ching,  Francis  D.K.,  Building  Construction  Illustrated.  Wiley  &  Sons,  Inc.,  2011       2.     ENVS  10003  W03  STRUCTURAL  CONCEPTS  geometry  &  equilibrium   https://app.lms.unimelb.edu.au/bbcswebdav/courses/ENVS10003_2014_SM1/WEEK%2003/GEOMETRY%20AND%20EQUILIBRI UM.pdf       3.     ENVS  10003  W03S1  STRUCTURAL  ELEMENTS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQIa1O6fp98&feature=youtu.be       4.     E.L.RANSOME  Building  Construction  (1884)     http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/episode-­‐81-­‐rebar-­‐and-­‐the-­‐alvord-­‐lake-­‐bridge/       5.     ENVS  10003  W03_c1  FOOTINGS  &  FOUNDATIONS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAcuwrecIz8&feature=youtu.be     6.     ENVS10003  W03_m1  INTRODUCTION  TO  MASS  CONSTRUCTION   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Au2upE9JN8&feature=youtu.be     7.   ENVS10003  W03_m2  INTRODUCTION  TO  MASONRY   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC8Hv8AKQ8A&feature=youtu.be       8.     ENVS10004  W03_m3  BRICKS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lYlQhkMYmE&feature=youtu.be    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

9.     ENVS10003  W03_m5  CONCRETE  BLOCKS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geJv5wZQtRQ&feature=youtu.be       10.     ENVS10003  W03_m4  STONE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vn5_dk4RtQ&feature=youtu.be                                          

 

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  4  ~  E-­‐learning                                                

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  4  ~  E-­‐learning                                                

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  4  ~  E-­‐learning                                                

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  4  ~  E-­‐learning                                                


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  4  ~  Lecture                 c                                  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  4  ~  Tutorial   During  today`s  tutorial,  I  am  able  to  identify  the  difference  between:     • Joist     • Joist  span     • Bearer     • Foundation  wall     • Cantilever     • Joist  spacing     and  the  direct  relationship  between  space  and  span.     In  addition,  I  got  to  know  that  the  depth  of  beam  is  critical  (more  efficient)  for  loads.       After  that,  we  start  to  read  the  drawing  set  and  try  to  understand  the  drawings.  (With  some  on  class  questions  bellowed)     Q:     List  the  type  of  information  found  in  the  title  block  on  the  floor  plan  page     A:     Consultants  /  Key  plan  /  Project  and  client  /  Drawing  title  /  Drawing  numbers     Q:     Why  might  this  information  be  important?     A:   To  understand  what  is  the  project  about,  and  the  title  for  each  drawings/plan,  and  convenience  to  find  the  page.     Q:     What  type  of  information  is  shown  in  this  floor  plan?   A:   Structure   in   detail   /   level   height   /   dimensions   /   the   use   of   the   room   and   its   name   /   fire   rating   /   material   /   structural   elements   /   framing  structure     Q:     Is  there  a  grid?  What  system  is  used  for  identifying  the  grid  line?   A:     Yes,  structural  grid,  with  columns  on  the  grid.     Q:   What  is  the  purpose  of  the  legend?   A:   Refer  to  the  plan  and  explain  in  detail     Q:  Why  are  some  parts  of  the  drawing  annotated?   A:   Not  the  common  elements,  clearly  annotated  on  plan,  no  needs  in  legend.     Q:     What  type  of  information  is  shown  in  the  elevation?  How  does  it  differ  from  the  information  shown  on  the  plan?   A:     Levels  and  height.  Through  bird-­‐eye  view  and  side  elevation    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  4  ~  Reference   1. ENVS10003  W04  Span  and  Spacing     https://app.lms.unimelb.edu.au/bbcswebdav/courses/ENVS10003_2014_SM1/WEEK%2004/SPAN%20AND%20SPACING.pdf     2. ENVS  10003  W04_c1  FLOOR  SYSTEMS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otKffehOWaw&feature=youtu.be       3. ENVS10003  W04_m1  CONCRETE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1M19C25MLU&feature=youtu.be     4. ENVS10003  W04  Beams  and  Cantilever     https://app.lms.unimelb.edu.au/bbcswebdav/courses/ENVS10003_2014_SM1/WEEK%2004/BEAMS%20AND%20CANTILEVERS.p df       5. ENVS10004  W04_m2  IN  SITU  CONCRETE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3zW_TBGjfE&feature=youtu.be       6. ENVS10003  W04_m3  PRE  CAST  CONCRETE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scYY-­‐MMezI0&feature=youtu.be         7.     ENVS10003  W04  The  Pantheon     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aL6EJaLXFY&feature=youtu.be      


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

  Week  5  ~  E-­‐learning                                                

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

  Week  5  ~  E-­‐learning                                                

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  5  ~  Lecture                                                

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  5  ~  Tutorial                                

A  testing  is  done  through  a   timber   box  at   the   beginning  of   the   class,   with   four   grooves  in  different  shape,  which  represent  fixed  joint,   pin   joint  separately.  By   looking  at   the   diagram   and  sketch   above,   we   can   see  that  with   pin   joint   on  both   sides,   it   is   quite  easy  to  bend   when   giving   compression  forces.  With  fix   joint,  the   stick  is  much  harder  to  bend.  However,  if  bracing  is  added  on  it,  even  with  pin   joint  on  both  sides,  it  is  really   hard  to   bend.   Consequently,   we   can  understand   the   importance   of   bracing   in   terms   of   firming   the   structure   and   increase   load   bearing  of  the  column.                    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  5  ~  Tutorial                            

Later  on  the  class,  we  have  been  asked  to  bring  materials  to  try  to  construct  the   structural  element  of  a  section  of  the  floor  plan  in  the  drawing  set  (Pavilion  oval).     Out  team  is  doing  the  kitchen  part,  with  2  levels.  By  reading  information  from  the   drawing   set,   we   can   see   the   basement   is   constructed   with   concrete   wall,   which   is   shear   structure.   Consequently   The   Basement   is   constructed   as   shown   in   the   picture  on  the  left  hand  side.     Load  path  

                 

The   ground   level   part   is   a   bit   complicated,   and   we   also   make   some   mistakes   in   terms   of   how   to   sliding   the   balsa   wood.   The   roof   on   this   section  is  sloping.  The  shorter   wall   is   a  stud   wall,  which  is  a   outer  wall.   Wu  used  this  shape  (indicated  on  the  picture  above)  to  demonstrate  the   steel,  which  is  the  structural  element  in  this  wall  system.  The  taller  wall   include  two  structural  columns,  which  is  also  demonstrated.    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  5  ~  Workshop   In   the   workshop,   we   have   the   opportunities   to   experience   the   workshop   environment,   and   been   introduced   the   safety   induction   for   people   doing   construction   work.   After   the   introduction   of   several   materials   (such   as   saw,   hammer   and   etc.),   we   have   been   asked   to   construct   a   member   that   can   able   to   across   the   table   (at   least   1   meter   span)   with   provided   materials   (2   different   types   of   wood   with   different  properties.)                                 Using  the  saw  to  cut  the  wood  on  a   We   dropped   down   some   board   in   a   shape   indicated   above     ideas,   and   start   to   work   Two   plywood  sheets  are  put  on  top  of   (side   view).   Which   borrow   the     on   it.   During   the   cutting   the  thicker   harder   wood,  and   fix   them   force  of  the  table,   and  allow  us   to     process,   ideas   changed   as   with  nails.     easier  cut  the  wood.       well.          


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  5  ~  Workshop                  

Another   piece   of   harder   wood   has   been   cut   into   eight   pieces   to   support   the   long   structural   member,  and  make  sure  it  can   be  able  to  sit  still  on  the  table.    

                These   are   some   designs   done  by   other   groups,   which  all   end   up   with   pretty   good   result.   Except   our   groups   are   too   much   like   a   bridge,   and   without   any   support   on   the   middle.  From  top  to  bottom,  their  load  bearings  are:  280,   330,  468,  and  83  only,  but  with  the  most  deflection  of  103.      

When  a  wood  breaks,   it  always  tends  to   break  through  the   vein.  This  is  refer  back   to  the  e-­‐learning   material  about  the   choice  and  various   type  of  timber,  some   have  solved  this  issue   in  real-­‐life   constructing.      


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  5  ~  Reference     1. ENVS10003  W05_c1  WALLS,  GRIDS  AND  COLUMNS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq41q6gUIjI&feature=youtu.be       2.     ENVS10003  Gehry's  Own  Home     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqn2bYoO8j4&feature=youtu.be       3. ENVS10003  W05_m2  Timber  Properties  and  Considerations   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul0r9OGkA9c&feature=youtu.be       4. ENVS10003  W05_m1  From  Wood  to  Timber     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJL0vCwM0zg&feature=youtu.be       5. ENVS10003  Short  and  Long  Columns     https://app.lms.unimelb.edu.au/bbcswebdav/courses/ENVS10003_2014_SM1/WEEK%2005/SHORT%20AND%20LONG%20COLU MNS.pdf       6. ENVS10003  W05_m3  Engineered  Timber  Products   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YrYOGSwtVc&feature=youtu.be       7.  Francis  D.K.Ching.  (2008).  Building  Construction  Illustrated  (4th  Edition).  John  Wiley  &  Sons        


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  6  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  6  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  6  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  6  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  6  ~  Lecture                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  6  ~  Tutorial       Today  is  the  presentation  of  Site  Visit  or  Workshop.       Site  1   Site  2   Near  University     Fitzroy     2  completely  different  structure  (but  looks  like  one)     Metal  bracing  outside     One  is  concrete  and  steel,  the  other  is  timber  frame  (which  is   Timber  bracing  inside     faster  and  cheaper)  due  to  different  budget     Brick  wall     Frame  structure,  fix  joint,  onsite  concrete     Hydraulic  heating  pipe     Timber  frame,  hybrid  and  steel  column  support     Roof:  Timber  ,  zinc  plate     Solid  v.s.  Frame  structure.       Plywood  bracing  for  too  narrow  frame       My   presentation   is   about   the   Constructing   Workshop,   that   we   start   to   construct   a   part/section   of   the   buildings.   Up   the   the   second   week,   we   enlarge   the   plan   to   1:1   to   detailing   the   information   and   create   a   shopping   list   for   the   teacher   to   prepare   material   that   should   used   to   construct  this  section.                    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  6  ~  Reference     1. ENVS10003  W06_c1  Roof  Systems   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5ms8vmhs50&feature=youtu.be       2. ENVS10003  W06_m1  Introduction  to  Metals   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RttS_wgXGbI&feature=youtu.be       3. ENVS10003  W06_m2  Ferrous  Metals   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQy3IyJy-­‐is&feature=youtu.be     4. ENVS10003  W06_m3  Non  Ferrous  Metals   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDtxb7Pgcrw&feature=youtu.be       5. ENVS10003  Spanning  Spaces   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx4tM-­‐uSaO8&feature=youtu.be       6.  Francis  D.K.Ching.  (2008).  Building  Construction  Illustrated  (4th  Edition).  John  Wiley  &  Sons                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

  Week  7  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  7  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  7  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  7  ~  Reference     1. ENVS10003  W07_c1  Detailing  for  Heat  and  Moisture   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhwm8m5R_Co&feature=youtu.be         2. ENVS10003  W07_m1  Rubber   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPhjDijdf6I&feature=youtu.be       3. ENVS10003  W07_m2  Plastics   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pfnCtUOfy4&feature=youtu.be         4. ENVS10003  W07_m3  Paints   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrydR4LA5e0&feature=youtu.be       5.  Francis  D.K.Ching.  (2008).  Building  Construction  Illustrated  (4th  Edition).  John  Wiley  &  Sons                        

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  8  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  8  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  8  ~  Tutorial       We  are  going  to  enlarge  a  section  of  the  pavilion  oval  building  into  1:1  scale,  in  order  to  detailing  and  analyzing  the  part.       To  better  understand  the  drawing,  we  went  to  visit  the  pavilion  oval  again  to  explore  its  details.       My  drawing  cannot  be  able  to  see  from  the  ground,  but  I  fond  a  picture  in  e-­‐learning  which  is  just  the  section  I  am  going  to  draw.                                    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  8  ~  Reference     1.     ENVS10003  W08_c1  OPENINGS:  DOORS  &  WINDOWS     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7QQIue58xY&feature=youtu.be       2. ENVS10003  W08_m1  GLASS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I0Jqcrfcyk&feature=youtu.be       3. ENVS10003  W07  GLASS  SKINS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW_GibnyBZc&feature=youtu.be           4.     Francis  D.K.Ching.  (2008).  Building  Construction  Illustrated  (4th  Edition).  John  Wiley  &  Sons                            

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  9  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  9  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  9  ~  Tutorial  ~  Site  Visit     This  site  is  a  hospital,  already  constructed  six  levels.                                     Here  is  B1,  which  is  the  most  stable  floor  in  the  building.  The  wall  is  really   thick;  some  are  approaching  1meters,  to  prevent  from  the  radiation.  The   second  picture  are  the  roof  of  the  radiation  /  machine  room,  some  tracks  has   been  built  for  the  armamentarium  /  electric  equipment  moving  into  the  room.   The  picture  on  the  left  is  the  wall  with  horizontal  bracing.    

         

Here   is   the  car  park,  with  massive  transform   beam   carrying   the   floor   load   on   top.   It   also   has   the   biggest   columns,   and   hence   allow   wider   span   between   columns,   so   the   space   is   bigger   here   to   allow   trucks   come   in   for   delivery,  unload  and  loading.    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  9  ~  Tutorial  ~  Site  Visit    

    This  is  the  retaining  wall/foundation   wall.  Due  to  here  is  the  basement  of   the  site;  the  pressure  load  of  the   earth  behind  the  wall  needs  to  be   considered  to  prevent  the  wall  from   overturning.  Hence,  concrete  pillar  is   made  in  situ,  with  reinforced   concrete  wall  in  between.      

This  is  the  construction  joint,   joining  the  vertical  panel  to  the   horizontal  panel,  to  ensure  it   won`t  swing,  and  keep  stable  to   against  wind  pressure.  It  is  quite   common  in  the  building;   especially  the  main  construct   material  is  using  concrete.    

This   is   a   waterproofing   window   by   using   aluminum   frame  system.  On  the  side,  it  has  water  seal  which  stop   water   to   come   inside.   It   also   slop   in   outside   to   send   water   away   by   using   gravity.   In   any   openings   of   the   building,   always   push   water   outside   the   buildings,   utilizing   those   three   strategies:   Remove   openings,   or   keep   water   away   from   openings,   or   neutralize   the   forces  that  move  water  through  openings    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Weiran  Wu  692252  

Week  9  ~  Tutorial  ~  Site  Visit                                    

This   is   the   massive   steel   beam   on  the  roof.  This  metal  sheet  is  a   opening,   now   sealed   with   concrete.      

This  is  the  circular  faith  room  (pray   room)   in  the   hospital.   It   looks  like  a   circular   stud   wall   with   all   steel   members   holding   up   the   room.     Due  to  it  has  been  covered,  not  sure   about  the  material  of  the  wall.    

BY  VISITING  THE  SITE,  WE  GAIN  MORE   DETAILED  IMAGERY  OF  THE   STRUCTURAL  MEMBERS  AND   CONSTRUCTION  SYSTEM  IN  REAL-­‐LIFE   APPLICATION.  DUE  TO  DIFFERENT   FUNCTION  OF  THE  BUILDING,  THE   CONSTRUCTION  SYSTEM  MAYBE   VARIED,  BUT  THE  IDEAS  IS  STILL  THE   SAME,  SUCH  AS  ALWAYS  KEEPING   WATER  AWAY  FROM  THE  OPENINGS,   AND  MASSIVE  PILLAR  TO  RESIST   EARTH  PRESSURE.    


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  9  ~  Reference     1. ENVS10003  W09_c1  Construction  Detailing   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqVwAV7yJCI&feature=youtu.be       2. ENVS10003  W09_m1  Composite  Materials     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uem1_fBpjVQ&feature=youtu.be       3.     Francis  D.K.Ching.  (2008).  Building  Construction  Illustrated  (4th  Edition).  John  Wiley  &  Sons                                    

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  10  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  10  ~  E-­‐learning                                                  

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  10  ~  Tutorial     Today`s  tutorial  is  the  presentation  of  1:1  detail  drawing.                                              

Weiran  Wu  692252  


Semester  1,  2014  

 

Constructing  Environment  LOGBOOK      

Week  10  ~  Reference     1. ENVS10003  W10_m1  Heroes  and  culprits   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhdfwGNp_6g&feature=youtu.be       2     ENVS10003  W10  s1  Lateral  Supports     http://youtu.be/BodoWgcQapA       3. ENVS10003  W10_m2  A  Tale  of  Corrosion     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IqhvAeDjlg&feature=youtu.be       4. ENVS10003  W10_c1  Collapses  and  Failures   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNEl-­‐fYRi_I&feature=youtu.be       5.     Francis  D.K.Ching.  (2008).  Building  Construction  Illustrated  (4th  Edition).  John  Wiley  &  Sons      

Weiran  Wu  692252  


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