Series: Construction and Property
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 is designed to be a significant step-by-step record of the design and construction processes, recorded in a structured way. It includes high quality video coverage of each of the construction phases, and will serve as a long-term record of a significant example of sustainable architecture. Each step of the fascinating building process is filmed during the 7 month building programme. Show Less
This video is a session demonstrating how to apply emulsion paint to a ceiling area by brush and roller.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This video is part 3 of a session demonstrating how to apply solvent-borne paint to a panel door.
This program explores how bridges are made, with a focus on the physics used in design and construction. The elements of bridge building are explored step by step, from conception to completion - including factors such as materials used and how costs are governed by environmental, aesthetic and functional elements. These key issues are discussed by Technical Manager Cliff Sagot and Senior Structural Engineer Natalie Balcott from The Robert Bird Group. Their first hand knowledge gives an invaluable look into how these structures bring land and people together but also illustrate the shortfalls of bad design. Show Less
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 calculating the amount of paint needed for the job. Clean, clear graphics show multiple methods and working out to assist learners at every step. A valuable resource for vocational learners interested in joining the construction industry but needing to practise their numeracy skills. Show Less
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 well as calculating the amount of materials to purchase for the job. Clean, clear graphics show multiple methods and working out to assist learners at every step. A valuable resource for vocational learners interested in joining the construction industry but needing to practise their numeracy skills. Show Less
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 breaking down an irregular shape into smaller regular shapes. Clean, clear graphics show multiple methods and working out to assist learners at every step. A valuable resource for vocational learners interested in joining the construction industry but needing to practise their numeracy skills. Show Less
In this Australian-made, curriculum fit programme we take a look at the building industry and the vast array of careers that are available. We investigate key jobs in carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, electrical work, architecture and real estate. Through the presentation of a number of industry snapshots, the programme provides a major overview of all the career options available and highlight the training and experience required to work in that industry. Interviews with key representatives from the industry including the MBA, and other people working in various jobs, provide a great deal of information about the breadth of the industry. Show Less
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 efficiency, which costs money. This video looks at the key aspects of effective communication in construction, including how to ensure verbal, written and visual communication is effective, receiving communication as it is intended, including active listening and protocols for signage and visual communication in the workplace. It features interviews with Technical Director of ARM Architecture, Wayne Sanderson, Kane Constructions Project Manager, Tim Fowler and Contracts Manager Pat Clements, and Chisholm Institute Carpentry and Joinery Trainer, Ian Malcolm. Show Less
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 for potential wastage of materials to work out costs Clean, clear graphics show multiple methods and working out to assist learners at every step. A valuable resource for vocational learners interested in joining the construction industry but needing to practise their numeracy skills. Show Less
This programme looks at withdrawal strength and the amount of effort required to pull a fastener out of timber. We see nailing techniques using hand nailing, air pressure nail guns and their safe use. This programme also provides many helpful hints including safe working load, along with other relevant occupational health and safety issues. Show Less
For centuries humans have used their hands to build things and shape their environment, from creating a simple wheel to constructing giant sky scrapers. As our skills and the complexity of our tasks develop so do the tools we use. But no matter how big the job or how complex the task, many of the basic hand tools we use have remained the same. This Australian-made, curriculum fit program introduces us to a range of basic hand tools covering their uses, tips, and possible pitfalls. A full demonstration of how to safely and effectively use a range of saws, planes, and chisels is provided. Show Less
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 in this industry. This video provides an overview of the construction industry – the three main areas of construction: domestic, commercial and civic – the role of different levels of government and the industry’s contribution to the Australian economy. It also examines a range of pathways into the industry for school leavers and mature-age entrants and the importance of identifying personal learning needs and undertaking further training for career advancement. It features interviews with the CEO of the Master Builders Association of Victoria, Radley de Silva, and the Association’s Career Manager Jarrod Flanigan, and Site Manager for Hacer Group, Matthew Maud. This is an ideal video for learners undertaking a construction-related apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship or any other pathway into the industry. Show Less
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 measurements and calculations typically used in construction, then covers a range of practical examples involving length, area and volume. Calculations for each of the quantities covered are are worked through with General Manager of Byrne Constructions, John Grasso. The video concludes by looking at the consequences of inaccuracy and ways to ensure that measurements and calculations are performed right every time. Show Less
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 the job, including an allowance for wastage. Clean, clear graphics show multiple methods and working out to assist learners at every step. A valuable resource for vocational learners interested in joining the construction industry but needing to practise their numeracy skills. Show Less
Working with electricity is potentially dangerous. Both the equipment, and the way it is used, must be safe. If something does go wrong and someone is injured, knowing how to deal with the situation, and treat the victim, can save lives. This program explores electrical safety. Guided by an engaging presenter and qualified electrician, it examines the dangers of electricity; the cause, effect and treatment of electric shock; and how to avoid the dangers. It explains risk management, testing for dead, electricity and water, the effects of different levels of current on the body and first aid techniques to administer to shock victims, including the DRSABCD procedure. It also covers a range of safety measures. The content is ideal for middle to upper level science students, and essential viewing for vocational learners in electrical and allied trades. Show Less
This programme illustrates and explains various handheld power tools one would find in a typical school workshop.Their segmented style allows for the full explanation of one tool before moving on to another.This also allows the shop teacher to use only a segment at a time, if desired, to illustrate one specific tool. The power tools shown in Part 1 include circular saws, jigsaws, and reciprocating saws. As well, proper safety procedures are followed during the operation of each tool. Show Less
Part 2 focuses on power drills, screwdrivers, hammer drills, routers, and sanders. Special sections on safety, with emphasis on the appropriate use of power extension cords and harmful noise levels are included. Proper safety procedures are followed during the operation of each tool and the use of jigs, various cutting bits and grades of abrasives are covered. Show Less
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 video begins by examining why planning and organisation is so critical to working in the construction industry and then profiles three people enjoying successful careers in quite different roles within the industry. It features interviews with Careers Manager for the Master Builders Association of Victoria, Jarrod Flanigan; award-winning construction managers – Tim Fowler, Project Manager with Kane Constructions and Matthew Maud, Site Manager with Hacer Group; and Chisholm Institute Carpentry and Joinery Trainer, Ian Malcolm. Show Less
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 range of various plans and documents that are used in construction and why they are so vital to the work done by all workers on any construction project. It covers the differences between plans, specifications and schedules and highlights the $45 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre construction project as a case study where thousands of different plans and documents were involved. It features interviews with representatives from both the architects and construction company responsible for the Geelong Library Project – Technical Director for ARM Architecture, Wayne Sanderson and Contracts Manager for Kane Constructions, Pat Clements. Perspectives on reading and interpreting plans and documents on smaller, domestic projects are offered by Chisholm Institute Carpentry and Joinery Trainer, Ian Malcolm. Show Less