# Secondary Catalogue

## Architecture and Building

### Working with Ratios

Numeracy in Construction

Converting units and working out ratios is an integral skill for working in construction. This video explains the mathematical reasoning behind converting units of volume and scaling ratios and how it can be applied to calculate the correct...Show More

### Calculating Volume

Numeracy in Construction

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

### Multiplication

Numeracy in Construction

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

### Calculating Perimeter

Numeracy in Construction

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

### Estimating and Quotes

Numeracy in Construction

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

### Calculating Area

Numeracy in Construction

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

### Future-Focused Structures

Building by Design

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

### Structures and Stress

Building by Design

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

### Structures and Balance

Building by Design

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

Building by Design

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

### Applying Emulsion Paint to a Ceiling Area

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is a session demonstrating how to apply emulsion paint to a ceiling area by brush and roller.

### Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 3

Construction: Painting and Decorating

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

### Tracing a Projected Image: Preparation

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 1 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It examines how to prepare a surface.

### Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 2

Construction: Painting and Decorating

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.

### Tracing a Projected Image: Preservation

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 3 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It looks at the best way to preserve the image.

### Tracing a Projected Image: Design

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 2 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It focuses on designing the image.

### Applying Solvent-Borne Paint to a Door: Part 1

Construction: Painting and Decorating

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 Lining Paper: Part 3

Construction: Painting and Decorating

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 Lining Paper: Part 2

Construction: Painting and Decorating

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 1

Construction: Painting and Decorating

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.

### Measurements and Calculations

The Construction Industry Toolkit

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

### Reading and Interpreting Plans and Documents

The Construction Industry Toolkit

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

### Identifying Pathways and Working Effectively

The Construction Industry Toolkit

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

### Workplace Health and Safety

The Construction Industry Toolkit

Construction sites are potentially highly dangerous working environments. All workers must have a sound understanding of the importance of workplace health and safety in every aspect of what they do. This video examines the importance of...Show More

### Communication

The Construction Industry Toolkit

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