|What elements make up a construction project?
|Substructure - Below ground level Superstructure - all above Frame Facade Services Finishes Fixtures and furniture
|What are the building regulations?
|A set of guidelines that are to be met in order to achieve building approval sign off, so it performs basic function safely
|What is the build up to a car park?
|Sub-grade Sub-base base binder Surface
|What are the various methods of excavating?
|Open Perimeter Complete
|What is part L of the building regulations?
|Conservation of fuel and power, and measures the energy efficiency of buildings.
|What is the difference between steel and concrete frames?
|Concrete is quicker to site Steel is quicker to erect concrete is more expense on site due to formwork Steel is weaker in fire and needs protection
|What are some of the ways to ventilate a building?
|Natural and Mechanical Windows and air circulators
|What are the different type of pile foundation?
|Driven - pre fabricated off site and driven into ground, can be secant or contiguous, or sheet pilling Board Piles - drill hole, and pour concrete in situ then place cage. All to create foundation or retaining wall
|Name some brick bonds
|English bond Flemish bond Running bond header bond Stretcher bond
|What is the wall to floor ratio?
|Comparison of the external wall area against the internal floor area. It measures the efficiency of a building.
|What is the standard size of a brick?
|What is working space?
|Safe space or area to allow working to carry out task, most common when laying bricks within trench,
|What is the difference between pre and post tension?
|Post tension is when the tendons are stressed after the concrete is poured Pre tension is when the tendons are stressed before the concrete is poured