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Unit: Installation requirements

Section: Construction features

MSFKB3002: Determine requirements for installation

Competencies covered

MSFKB3002: Determine requirements for installation


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Although your work on-site is generally carried out after the building has reached lock-up stage and the wall linings have been installed, you still need to understand how the structure has been put together and what materials are used.

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This is because different materials require particular fixings and installation techniques.

The structural system used will also affect the way the other trades do their work, including the methods used to run plumbing pipes and electrical wires.

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In this section we'll look at some basic building principles and materials.

We'll start with floor systems and then examine different types of walls.

In particular, we'll cover the structural elements most relevant to your installation work on-site.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section is designed to test your knowledge of the main terms used for structural members in a timber framed building. Have a look at the assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Floor systems

  • External walls

  • Other structural features

These lessons will provide you with background information on some of the standard building practices that you need to be familiar with in your work.

The Just for fun exercise will help you to learn the names of the main structural members in the floor and walls of a brick veneer building.

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