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P7 Barton

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UNIT 6. BUILDING TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION
MR. BARTON

P7- Explain the implications of environmental issues and legislative constraints on building construction

Today’s Designers, Architects and Constructors have a duty of care to strive to produce energy efficient and energy saving buildings. Where possible the sustainability of resources / materials and techniques must be a primary concern in the decision making process.

Environmental issues in relation to construction

Heavyweight construction

Solid brick or stone walls let up to twice as much heat escape as a cavity wall. The fundamental principle of a cavity wall is to prevent moisture moving from outside to inside. A cavity wall consists of two separated walls or
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The aim of building regulations is to promote standards for most aspects of a building 's construction. This includes energy efficiency, water usage, fire safety, the needs of people, including those with disabilities in accessing and moving around buildings.

The Building Control System
The Building Control system exists
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