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Series: Architecture and Building


21 Ada Street: Sustainable House Documentary

21 Ada Street: Sustainable House Documentary

The 21 Ada Street Sustainable House Documentary is a comprehensive audio/visual record of the development of a sustainable house in Adelaide, showcasing details of the methodology and products of sustainable building practices. The documentary...Show More
Applying Emulsion Paint to a Ceiling Area

Applying Emulsion Paint to a Ceiling Area

This video is a session demonstrating how to apply emulsion paint to a ceiling area by brush and roller.
Applying Lining Paper: Part 1

Applying Lining Paper: Part 1

This video is part 1 of a session demonstrating how to apply lining paper to a wall area. It looks at the tools and materials required, mixing the paste, and marking out the wall.
Applying Lining Paper: Part 2

Applying Lining Paper: Part 2

This video is part 2 of a session demonstrating how to apply lining paper to a wall area. It looks at applying size, cutting the paper, and applying the paste.
Applying Lining Paper: Part 3

Applying Lining Paper: Part 3

This video is the final part of a session demonstrating how to apply lining paper to a wall area. It looks at hanging the paper.
Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 1

Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 1

This video is part 1 of a session demonstrating how to apply solvent-borne paint to a panel door. It looks at the required tools and preparing the door.
Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 2

Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 2

This video is part 2 of a session demonstrating how to apply solvent-borne paint to a panel door. It demonstrates how to prepare an undercoat.
Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 3

Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 3

This video is part 3 of a session demonstrating how to apply solvent-borne paint to a panel door.
Calculating Area

Calculating Area

Calculating the area of a construction space is an important skill for working on a building site. This video explains the basic formula for area and how it can be applied to easily calculate wall area, incorporating length conversions, and...Show More
Calculating Perimeter

Calculating Perimeter

Calculating the perimeter of a block of land is a crucial skill for working in construction. This video explains the basic formula for perimeter and how it can be applied to calculate the length of fencing required for a construction site, as...Show More
Calculating Volume

Calculating Volume

An understanding of the volume of spaces is an essential skill for working in construction. This video explains the basic formula for volume and how it can be applied to easily calculate the amount of concrete needed for a house foundation by...Show More
Communication

Communication

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills any construction industry worker needs. Poor communication can have disastrous consequences, including endangering the safety of workers and hindering productivity and...Show More
Environmental Practices at Work: Manufacturing

Environmental Practices at Work: Manufacturing

Environmental sustainability is about designing and implementing practices and processes within a workplace that do not waste or exhaust natural resources or cause ecological damage. It not only minimises an organisation’s environmental...Show More
Estimating and Quotes

Estimating and Quotes

The ability to estimate material quantities and provide quotes is a helpful skill for working in construction. This video explains how to estimate the area and materials needed for a tiling job, incorporating unit conversions, and how to allow...Show More
Future-Focused Structures

Future-Focused Structures

Engineering, construction and structural design have come a long way since humans first got here. This clip looks at modern design and construction materials, and provides glimpses of the future, as technology and our understanding of...Show More
Identifying Pathways and Working Effectively

Identifying Pathways and Working Effectively

The construction industry employs more than a million people Australia-wide in hundreds of different trades-based and professional roles. For anyone entering a course or trade, it is vital to understand what is required to be an effective worker...Show More
Inside the Mason's Toolbox

Inside the Mason's Toolbox

The eye of an artist coupled with the mind of an engineer: that’s a mason. Over the course of this programme, viewers will learn about commonly used masonry tools; the attributes of brick, block, tile, stone, case concrete and mortar mixes;...Show More
Inside the Plumber's Toolbox

Inside the Plumber's Toolbox

This programme introduces the common tools and materials of the plumbing trade. Each tool is described, including their benefits, demonstrations of proper use and details regarding the type of job for which they are most suited. Safety...Show More
Measurements and Calculations

Measurements and Calculations

Fundamental to the work done by just about anyone on a construction site is the ability to measure accurately and calculate various quantities of materials required on building projects. This video starts with an overview of the types of...Show More
Multiplication

Multiplication

There are many applications for multiplication when working in construction. This video explains how multiplication skills can be used to calculate wall areas and the size of covering panels to work out how much material needs to be ordered for...Show More
Planning and Organising Work

Planning and Organising Work

One of the skills that employers in the construction industry value most in their employees is the ability to plan and organise work. Construction projects are complex and many tasks require detailed planning and organisation to complete. This...Show More
Reading and Interpreting Plans and Documents

Reading and Interpreting Plans and Documents

Any construction project has a multitude of plans and documents associated with it and it is critical that any construction worker is able to accurately read and interpret those that are relevant to their roles onsite. This video looks at the...Show More
Structures and Balance

Structures and Balance

A number of different design and structural elements are used in constructions – from the most simple to highly complex. This clip explores three common construction elements – columns, beams and cantilevers – defining each and providing...Show More
Structures and Forces

Structures and Forces

Over millennia, human-built structures have become bigger, more complex and quicker to build. A key to this has been understanding how forces behave. This clip looks at two types of opposing forces – tension and compression – defining them...Show More
Structures and Stress

Structures and Stress

Human structures must be designed to withstand a range of forces. Here, three types of forces causing stress on structures are highlighted – bending, torsion and shear. Each one is defined, and different construction techniques are examined,...Show More