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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.
This type of block is suitable as a prototype for rainwater collection and recycling. The roof is ideally angled for water runoff and a flat roof is suitable for rainwater collection.

 

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.

   
 
   
RESEARCH:
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 materials.

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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