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By Surinder Singh Virdi, Robert Waters

For BTEC building scholars, technology, Structural Mechanics and fabrics are mixed into one unit. This new e-book focuses regularly on technological know-how and structural mechanics but in addition presents uncomplicated info on building fabrics. the fabric is gifted in a tried-and-tested, student-friendly structure that might create an curiosity in technology and confirm that scholars get the entire details they want - from one book.

Construction technology & Materials is split into 17 chapters, each one with written causes supplemented through solved examples and correct diagrams to verify the textual content. Chapters finish with numerical questions overlaying a number difficulties and their solutions are given on the finish of the ebook and at the book's website.

The writer takes into consideration the most recent Edexcel standards (August 2010) and gives details on issues integrated in degrees 2/3/4 technological know-how, and technological know-how and fabrics. short insurance of establishing fabrics yet extra aspect on technology and structural mechanics subject matters could be integrated. contemporary advancements in technology and construction fabrics are coated in addition to adjustments within the construction Regulations.

The ebook contains assignments that may be utilized by academics for atmosphere coursework or by way of scholars to enhance their studying. The task initiatives will conceal the newest suitable studying outcomes/grading standards set by means of Edexcel.

Students will locate right here all of the info, factors and self-test routines they should whole the necessary subject matters on BTEC building technology and arithmetic (Level 2) in addition to building technological know-how and fabrics (Levels 3/4).

The publication can be important either to scholars and lecturers as it:

  • includes many diagrams, examples and distinctive ideas to aid scholars study the elemental concepts
  • integrates technological know-how with development expertise and civil engineering
  • has an early bankruptcy on easy development expertise to aid comprehend technical terminology earlier than dealing with the most topics
  • offers a close rationalization of correct themes in structural mechanics
  • gives end-of-chapter workouts and perform assignments to ascertain and make stronger scholars’ studying; assignments supply assurance of the grading standards set by way of Edexcel.

The publication has a significant other web site with freely downloadable help material:

  • detailed options to the workouts and task tasks
  • details at the layout of creating foundations and layout of bushes joists
  • PowerPoint slides for teachers on each one chapter

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Solution: The dimensions of the concrete block are converted into metres to obtain the density in kg/m3. 75 m. Find the mass and the weight of the beam. Density of concrete = 2400 kg/m3. 8 Specific gravity The specific gravity of a substance is defined as the ratio of the density of the material to the density of water. Specific gravity = Density of a material ÷ Density of water The specific gravity of a material remains the same, irrespective of the units of density. 9 Newton’s first law of motion In the seventeenth century Isaac Newton formulated three laws, which are known as Newton’s laws of motion.

500 kg into pounds b) 200 kg into pounds c) 15 lb into kilograms 4. 29 m2 into cm2 5. 00096 m3 into mm3 6. 06 m3 into litres e) 35 litres into gallons References/Further reading Virdi, S. and Baker, R. (2006). Construction Mathematics. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. 3 Introduction to physics Learning outcomes: 1) Define speed, velocity and acceleration. 2) Explain mass, gravitation and weight. 3) Explain Newton’s laws of motion and solve numerical problems based on these laws. 4) Explain work, energy and power, and solve numerical problems.

2 as Cu2+. Similarly, chloride ions, which have a negative charge and a valency of one, are shown as Cl−. 3 Elements and compounds An element is a substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances. There are more than 100 elements, some of which are: Calcium, copper, zinc, aluminium, chlorine, oxygen, carbon, sulphur etc. In chemistry each element is given a symbol, which makes representation of chemical reactions very convenient. 3 shows the symbols of a selection of elements. 3 Symbols of elements Element Symbol Aluminium Calcium Carbon Chlorine Chromium Copper Fluorine Gold Helium Hydrogen Iodine Iron Lead Magnesium Manganese Mercury Nickel Nitrogen Oxygen Phosphorus Potassium Silicon Silver Sodium Sulphur Tin Zinc Al Ca C Cl Cr Cu F Au He H I Fe Pb Mg Mn Hg Ni N O P K Si Ag Na S Sn Zn Hydrogen + oxygen 2 H2 + O2 Water 2 H2O Water is produced by combining hydrogen and oxygen gases.

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