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Construction 101, Week 4-8

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Construction 101, Week 4-8 CON 101

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Const/Culture: a Built Environ
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Con 101 – Week 4 – 2/2/2016 – 2/4/2016 Video  July 17, 1981 Hyatt collapses (Kansas City): o Two skywalks suspended from ceiling fell into the lobby of the hotel. o 114 people died.   o Original plans showed that the rods were connected to be threaded through both  walkways but this wasn’t possible.   4  floor supported the lower skywalk instead of the ceiling. o The joint was drilled through the weakest spot on the beam.   South Korea Sampoong Department Collapse: o Greatest death toll of 498 people. o June 29  1995 air conditioner was turned off.  o Last survivor found alive 17 days later.  o Originally was built to be an office building.  Escalators cut holes in each floor when converted. o Large air conditioner was 4x more weight than the roof was able to handle.  Moved it from the back to the front of roof by rolling and caused cracking  throughout the whole roof.  o Heated 5  floor added a lot of weight because it was 3ft thick.  Chapter 5: Falsework – All temporary structures that are essential to the process of erecting, repairing,  remodeling a permanent structure.   Types of Falsework  Scaffolding  Formwork  Centering  Shoring Significance of Falsework  How things got built.  Evolution of design. Scaffolding  Raised platforms used to support workers and materials.  Can be suspended from the top. o Tall skyscrapers.  Supports all construction operations that can’t be reached from ground.   Used in new construction. o Used in repair, renovation and restoration.  Have been used by most major civilizations.  Most expensive.  Primitive scaffolding: o Egyptians used rubble as the method to reach areas that were not normally  accessible.   Medieval Scaffolding: o Terminology:  Standards (Vertical Poles)  Ledgers (Horizontal Poles)  Putlogs  Hurdles (Platform Materials) o Emphasized on reducing the cost of material by taking down and moving.   Cover scaffolding is known as hoarding. o Protects works from the weather. o Protects pedestrians from being hit by falling resources.   Centering:  Purpose of centering: o A framed used to support the individual units of an arch. o Most difficult and demanding of the four types.  St Louis Arch Video o Tallest memorial and supports westward expansion. o 635 feet tall.  o First underground museum in the United States. rd o First 1/3  filled with concrete.  o Creeper derricks allowed for cranes to climb the arches.  o No one died in the construction of the arch.  o No centering was used.  o Hardest part of project was to raise funding to build it. o Was built during the 1960’s Quiz 4: GATEWAY Con 101 – Week 5 – 2/9/2016 – 2/11/2016 Formwork  A mold used to contain wet material until hardens.  Synonymous with shuttering.  Is the oldest of the four types of falsework.  Endures incredible pressure.   Rammed earth construction.  Roman Techniques: o Pozzolana o Brick Formwork o Barrel Vaulting  20  Century Formwork: o Cast­in­Place:  Complexity o Pre­Cast o Tilt­up Walls  Commercial and Industrial   Hybrid of cast­in­place and pre­cast.  Shoring  Bracing used to prop something up or prevent cave­ins in trenches and tunnels.  Causes the most accidents when it is not used (taking shortcuts).  Trench and excavation shoring: o This is where most accidents happen. o Taper sides of trench. o Bench sides of trench o Shoring.  2/16/2016 – First Exam Con 101 – Week 6 – 2/16/2016 Structural Forces  Stress – intensity of forces.  Strain – deformation of material.  Statics – study of body at rest.  Tension – pulling apart.  Compression – pushing together.  Moments – force x distance  Strength of Material – ability to resist loads.  Elasticity – restoration of original size.  Dead Loads and Live Loads o Dead Load – does not change over time (gravity). o Love Load – will change with time (wind). Con 101 “Hall of Fame”  Each made contribution to advancing overall construction “Body of Knowledge” Common Building Materials  Wood o Performs equally well in compression and tension.  Stone o Handles compression very well, but not tension.   Concrete o Can be made stronger or weaker. o Slump test measures the amount of water in the concrete.  o Produced at a batch plant.  Basic ingredients are stone, cement and water.  Color and chemicals can be added. o Usually used with rebar.    Steel o Takes tension and compression. Dead Load and Live Loads  Dead Loads o Due to gravity. o Weight of structure. o Pre­Loading structure.  Live Loads o Wind  Most difficult to analyze.  Random, irregular and unpredictable.  Positive and negative pressures.  Vibrations and oscillation.  Temperature effects. Exam 1 Password: rebar Construction 101 – Week 7 – 2/23/2016­2/25/2016 Introduction:  Human Comfort o Water, air and electricity.  Ventilation  Illumination  Also focus on structure and contents.  Past Examples  Cave and fire dilemma o Fire needed by mouth of cave.   First chimney  Doors and windows o Benoen period, found in Cretan houses. 2000 BC o Piece of mica was placed into windows.     First swamp coolers o Fan moves through a cool material which makes water evaporate and cools the  air.  o First ones in Arizona, sheets would hang in window soaked in water and would  let window blow through. o Also known as an “evap cooler.”  Fireplaces  Hot air rises.  Burning causes smoke.  Hearths o Located in the conter of the room. o Skara Brae had them.  Chimney/Flue concept  Gas Burning vs Wood Burning  Franklin Stove o Made from cast iron. o Banned in Scottsdale for trying to stop pollution.  Ventilation and Illumination Case Studies  Pyramids o To support the construction of the pyramid o Carbon monoxide sinks and led to unfinished chambers.   The Parthenon o The Athena statue  35 Feet  Ivory and Gold  Appeared Seamless o Kept room humid with steam and water.  The Roman Era  Pantheon o 28 Foot Oculus  Allowed for light to enter and also helped with the ventilation of the  structure and control temperature.   Floor drain was placed below opening so that water could drain. o Everyone is equal because it is a circle.  Coliseum/Colosseum o Large structure o Columns were lined up to let air and light through.  VIDEO:  Romans left no blueprints or technical plans. o Studied ruins of the baths.  Romans were more functional people, then just aesthetics.  Romans used solar heating to their advantage.   The pool is heated by a hypocaust.  o Hot gasses heat the floor and then exit through chimneys.   The pantheon was the largest open air space in the world for a time.   The main ingredient is limestone and heat it makes a very light material called quicklight. o All carbon dioxide is burned off. o When water is added it steams.  The bath is heated to 40 centigrade.  The first room you would go to in the bath would be warm, then hot and then cold room.  Most pipes were made from lead. o Mineral deposits covered the lead pipes and therefor protected from lead  poisoning.  Password: warmhotcold  Construction 101 – Week 8 – 3/1/2016­3/3/2016 The Hagia Sophia  Byzantine Empire o Dome on a square base.  Church of “Holy Wisdom”  102­foot dome with 40 windows o Created the “dematerialization” effect. Middle Ages  Situation o Smoky o Smelly o Poorly Ventilated  Cashen Fisherman House o Originally no chimney so smoke would go through thatch roof and created fertilizer.  o Oil lamps were used for light.  Teepees (Tipi) o Smoke flap to allow ventilation.  Could adjust temperature by how open or closed flap was. o Cold air would first mix in room before allowed to get to fire.  The Kiva o Mesa Verde National Park o Occupied by Anasazi and Hopis o Vertical air shaft concept  What We Do Today  HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning).  The oil and energy crisis impact.  Sick building syndrome. o “Building that effects people in a negative way” o Many different ways that this occurs:  Mold  Legionaries Disease  Sealed up house and not allowing enough fresh air.  Carbon dioxide builds up. o Creates non­serious injuries.  Illumination advances.  “Smart Buildings” o Computer controls the environment.  o Solar energy potential. o ABC arch building in Germany.  Sick Building Syndrome Video:  Symptoms are mild and wide spread.  o Usually last a few hours when left. o People face different sensitivities.   Very common complaints of tired, runny nose, watery eyes, and headache, but get better  when leave.   Hawthorn effect o Started from a lightbulb company, brighter the office the more productivity of  workers. o Humans say what the interviewer wants to hear.   94% of people said they had at least 1 of the symptoms.  Most often strikes buildings with air conditioning.   Humidifier Fever o Flu like illness o Usually seen in industrial buildings.   Lighting can be a cause. o Pulsating light can cause distraction even though it can’t be seen by the human  eye.  o Low conventional light is slightly slower. o High frequency lighting lowered the amount of headaches.  Recycling air to save money instead of getting fresh air.  Bringing in fresh air to get oxygen. Quiz Password: SBSvideo$ CHAPTER 8 Origins of Organized Work Force  Egyptian Era (5000 years ago): o Two theories  Slaves  Farmers  Greek Era (2500 years ago): o Mostly consisted of slavery  Both for laborers and craftsmen o Less demand for laborer; more demand for skilled craftsman.  Roman Era (2000 years ago): o More into functional building. o Work force consisted of:  Mostly war prisoners as slaves  Free men (Corvee System), also known as collegia and they were  promoted from a slave.   Soldiers o State steps in to control the Collegia with “rules”.  Byzantine Era (1500 years ago): o Beginngs of freedom and association  Not just craftsmen but laborers as well.  Recognition for goals.  Given some responsibilities.   Middle Ages (500­1000 years ago) o During this period:  More respect  More involvement  More accomplished  o Impact of the Monks  Self­taught building skills  Emphasis on teamwork  Strong work ethics o Tadcaster Example  Depended on skill level  Depends on gender o Owner’s rules fostered organization. o Guild concept introduced  Enhanced quality workmanship.  Workers took pride in their work. o Origins of the “master” ranking  Comparable to college level  “Clerk of the works” analogous to our “project manager”. o The “ultimate” in owners rules o Two Mason groups:  Hewers; cut the stones.  Setters; set the stone (paid more)  Renaissance to Victorian (100­300 years ago) o Craftsman’s role declined. o Importance of recognition. o The joiner and the carpenter o Other trades and their culture.  “The typical plumber” Culture of the Construction Worker  Applebum’s ethnographic research. o Focused on union workers. o Four projects covered:  Library  Sewage treatment plants (2)  Road and bridge product o Covered characteristics with functionality and responsibility.   The “Thousand­Yard” Pour o Learned teamwork and cooperation saved the project. o Faced rain and broken pump.  Comparison of construction worker to a factory worker.  Craft Roles and Responsibilities   Most important person is the craftsperson.  They are the specialists of the construction industry.  Each has an obligation to us. Arizona Builders Alliance  Two work forces in the U.S o Union Sector (AGC) o Non­Union Sector (ABC)  ABA o Combined the two into one group  Lobbying, leadership, supervisory training, from AGC.  Craft training from ABC.


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