Edexcel Diploma: Construction and the Built Environment: by Meredith, Sue; Caton, Robert

By Meredith, Sue; Caton, Robert

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19/3/08 12:42 Page 32 To pass your assessment for this unit you need to consider very carefully all the project information that you will be given by your teacher. This should include: ›››› a description of the proposals for a small construction project ›››› drawings including: plans; elevations; a site layout drawing, showing the positions of the mains, utilities and the required service entry points. E-portfolio Create a Word file for your notes and insert a header and footer. Put your name, candidate number, centre name and centre number in the header and use the page numbering feature in the footer.

Jects PRP have been involv ed ›››› Look at some of the new pro jects that PRP have desig ned – do you notice any themes or common features? Which on es do you like the most? qxd 19/3/08 12:50 Page 58 Your role as a design technician Building on the work that you have done throughout this unit, you can: – prepare a checklist of the points you will need to consider before sketching a design solution – list the types of sketches and drawings that you would prepare, including the scale to be used, and the features that should be included in each one.

You need to prepare planning advice for each stage of the design process, giving reasons for the different stages. ›››› What is the land surrounding the site used for? How does the building fit in with or enhance the landscape? ›››› Is the project site surrounded by buildings? How old are these? What is the style? What are they used for? How tall are they? Will the new project throw a shadow on other areas? ›››› What is the existing infrastructure? How many roads service the project site? How wide are they?

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