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.
Back injuries are among the most debilitating and life-changing injuries a person can sustain. This video covers the proper use of back braces, as well as a couple ways not to use them. You'll also find out how to protect your back without any equipment at all, and you'll probably see something you should never do to anybody stronger than you are. Show Less
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
In "Electrical Safety", we first look at the dangers of electric shocks by actually demonstrating an electric shock. We then look at the safety features built into our homes and electrical devices that keep us safe from electric shocks.
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
Your eyes can be annoying. They get itchy, and sometimes they look at things you'd rather never have seen. But since eye drops are cheap and you can always look away from weird things, you probably shouldn't permanently destroy your eyeballs. This video will help make sure you protect them properly, and it's way more fun to watch than most of the stuff people post to your social media feed. Enjoy! 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
Fire is awesome. But it also sometimes burns things we don't want it to, like buildings or ourselves. That's why this video will help make sure you stay as safe as possible when working with fire or near heat sources. You'll also learn a terrible way to roast marshmallows. Stay safe! Show Less
This video details several simple ways to protect your hands, which are the most commonly injured body part in the workplace. You'll discover multiple types of gloves, a great way to make your coworkers leave you alone, and how big a difference five seconds of prevention can make. You'll also discover something that nobody should ever, ever wear. 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
This video will encourage you to keep your brains inside your head, mostly so they won't get cold but also so you won't die. Get ready for a slightly different safety video than you're used to; we got sort of tired of doing things the way we usually do. But be warned, this video gets a little messy. We think you'll have fun watching it, because we sure had fun filming it. Show Less
In this video you'll learn how easy it is to suffer hearing loss in the workplace, and how to prevent it. You'll also learn the difference between 80 decibels and 85 (which is not as obvious as it should be), and there might be some other stuff in here too. We can't remember. Show Less
Cars are fantastic. They get us places way faster than walking. They also sometimes crash into walls and trees and other cars. So this video will help make sure you use your vehicle for the first reason, and not for the second one. You'll also see the sweetest ride you can possible imagine. A McLaren? A Ferrari? Even better, people. Even better. Show Less