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SELECTING A SUITABLE BUILDING
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD)
V. Ryan © 2008 - 2009
The building below is a typical small block of a
school. It consists of a drama hall / dance hall that doubles as a
conference room. A small changing room and a small classroom are also part
of the block. A shower room is included and WCs.
Computer Aided Design software is ideal for this type of project. CAD software allows the building to be revolved and viewed from any angle. This will make it easier to discuss design problems and to try out proposed solutions.
Investigate your school site for a suitable building, for the collection and recycling of rainwater.
1. Draw by hand a 3D drawing of the building and a computer generated model.
2. Explain why you consider your selected building as suitable for water collection and recycling.
|Working in teams, make a model of the
building using suitable materials such as MDF, perspex and scrap
Ensure that the model can be dismantles to reveal the layout of the rooms inside
|You will need to photograph the building and
work out measurements for the model.
Draw a set of plans first as this will be a ‘blueprint’ for the model.
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