Question 1 (2 pages per element excluding graphics)
The course material covers domestic house construction, including primary building elements, which
contribute to the completed Class 1a dwelling. This question requires students to conduct a detailed
review of four key building elements.
While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that this report be written in conjunction with
visitation to a live Class 1 construction project(s) of your choosing. Where this has been done, please
note that a different Class 1 project may be used to illustrate each selected element (or one project
may be used for all elements). Ideally you should be in position to read/study the written material
supplied, and then make regular visits to housing sites under construction in order to link the written
material to actual buildings.
Quick Tip: Builders are generally very friendly people, and are very willing to show their hard work to
someone who genuinely wants to learn about construction. So dont be afraid to ask! ?
If you are unable to access a Class 1 project for this assessment Question, please contact the lecturer
to discuss as soon as possible.
An important note on safety:
If you visit a construction site, it is important to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE), such as a hard hat, high visibility clothing and enclosed footwear. In some locations, a site safety
and induction card must be shown before permission to access a construction site is given by the
builder. Understand that this requirement is there to protect the public as construction sites may
become hazardous. It is your responsibility to check the prevailing regulations in your area.
As a courtesy to the builder, you should make it known that you are carrying out this task by having a
brief meeting prior to accessing the site. We suggest you show them a copy of this assessment and
explain the nature of your studies.
CQUniversity may also be able to provide you with insurance coverage during these site visits.