Get familiar with common construction materials, understanding why we use them and how to join them.
Construction & Building
In Advanced Builder Materials, we look at basic materials used in construction, concrete, bricklaying, timber, metals, plastics, and fibre cement. Before we look at how to use a material it is important to know what are their most prominent risks and hazards to consider to use them safely. We must then consider what are the physical properties of each material to appreciate when and where to use the material. And then understand and practice different techniques to use the material correctly.
K: understand and appreciate the properties of different materials
V: learn how to choose the right materials for its purpose
S: learn the proper methods of common fastening of different materials together