Monthly Archives: December 2017

construction projects-an Australian survey : 658068

Question:

Task

From the plans in Project 1, take off and extend the following quantities of materials/tasks:

  1. Bored excavation for 300mm diameter piers. (Hint: measure in lineal metres and refer to structural detail. To determine piers number, locate one at every corner/beam intersection, then space between these at 1800 max.)
  2. Bulk excavation to prepare site generally (but not the excavation for slab beams which is known as ‘detailed excavation’) Measure in m3 un-bulked. Allow to excavate 1m beyond the house walls for working space. Determine and state whether any excavated material will be required to be used as ‘fill’ and state the amount if fill needed.
  3. N25 concrete to the slab on ground (including piers, beams, patio slab and pad footings; but excluding piers as these are typically bored and pored immediately after bulk earthworks)
  4. SL72 reinforcing mesh to ground slabs. Measure the mesh twice:
    1. Nett measure in m2 – (when costed, the $ rate per m2 will include an amount for wastage)
    2. The number of sheets required to complete the slab. Note: reinforcing mesh is sold in 6.0m x 2.4m sheets. 2 bar overlaps are typically required resulting in an effective cover of 5.8m x 2.2m with 400mm lap.
    The lengths of SL12TM required to complete the construction of the slab on ground. Note: trench mesh comes in 6m lengths. Measure in meters. The structural steel in tonnes. Measure to 2 decimal places. The plasterboard required to complete the lining of first floor rooms excluding the wet areas. Measure walls only. Measure the plasterboard twice:
    1. Nett measure in m2. The rate per m2 will include a wastage factor.
    2. The number of sheets of plasterboard required to complete the lining of the rooms. Sheet sizes vary – use 1200mm wide sheets x standard lengths, with a horizontal layout.
    66 x 18mm finished DAR primed pine skirting to the first floor rooms. (Hint: measure the skirting considering lengths available to purchase.) Ceramic floor tiles to the following ground floor rooms:
    • Family room
    • Meals room
    • Kitchen – allow tile to go under the cupboards
    • Foyer/stair area

    (Hint: smaller tiles have a lower wastage factor than larger tiles. For this exercise allow 10% wastage on the nett floor area

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Fundamentals of Computing : 654986

Question:

Discuss about the Fundamentals of Computing.

Answer:

This is a marked workshop. It forms the third part of your portfolio. You will need to complete the workshop and then submit a copy of this document (copy and paste this into a word file) with a title that follows the following format (“DENNETT 1234567 wsp5.docx”), via CANVAS, before 11.59pm, Sunday, 12th November 2017.

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Managing Under Uncertainty : 652727

Question:

This is a group assessment – four students per group

Each group will select a ‘decision-making theme’ for the annotated bibliography.

The student group must identify a discrete area of focus within that theme. Eg Black Swan events, with a discrete area of “unknown unknowns”

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Computer Programming : 656958

Question:

SubmitDesignaDocumenttypeddescriptionSecificationsofthealgorithm you will use to solve the problem. Use words and be descriptive – what I’m looking for here is that you know how the assembler works and that you are comfortable working with it. This should be written in paragraph from.

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Social Media Analysis (Three Farmers) : 655219

Question:

Discuss about the Social Media Analysis (Three Farmers).

Answer:

Introduction

Three farmers is a trio of Canadian farmers who are dedicated to connecting with the consumers by bringing sustainable quality food products to the marketplace. All the products of Three farmers are healthy and wholesome foods, the products are inherently nutritious in protein, fibre & chalk full of Omega 3, another USP of the product offering of Three farmers is that they are extremely low in calories and fat. The entire product offering of Three farmers are grown and made in Canada, and they use only natural and quality ingredients and the food requires only little processing, hence the food products are responsibly grown and made. The company offers extremely high customer service, they listen to their customers both online and offline, work on the feedback and come up with improvement in the product offering to delight the customers. Product offering of Three farmers includes Camelina oil, Roasted Chickpeas & Pea Pops, extremely popular amongst its Target audience.

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The Time Machine : 666703

Question:

SECTION 1 : Choose ONE of the following extracts from HG Wells, The Time Machine , and provide a close reading of the extract in which you describe the important literary features (character, figurative language, mood, narration, setting, and so on) it uses. Extract 1 The first to recover completely from this surprise was the Medical Man, who rang the bell — the Time Traveller hated to have servants waiting at dinner — for a hot plate. At that the Editor turned to his knife and fork with a grunt, and the Silent Man followed suit. The di nner was resumed. Conversation was exclamatory for a little while, with gaps of wonderment; and then the Editor got fervent in his curiosity. ‘Does our friend eke out his modest income with a crossing? or has he his Nebuchadnezzar phases?’ he inquired. ‘I feel assured it’s this business of the Time Machine,’ I said, and took up the Psychologist’s account of our previous meeting. The new guests were frankly incredulous. The Editor raised objections. ‘What was this time travelling? A man couldn’t cover himsel f with dust by rolling in a paradox, could he?’ And then, as the idea came home to him, he resorted to caricature. Hadn’t they any clothes – brushes in the Future? The Journalist too, would not believe at any price, and joined the Editor in the easy work of heaping ridicule on the whole thing. They were both the new kind of journalist — very joyous, irreverent young men. ‘Our Special Correspondent in the Day after To – morrow reports,’ the Journalist was saying — or rather shouting — when the Time Traveller came back . He was dressed in ordinary evening clothes, and nothing save his haggard look remained of the change that had startled me. Extract 2 Well, one very hot morning — my fourth, I think — as I was seeking shelter from the heat and glare in a colossal ruin nea r the great house where I slept and fed, there happened this strange thing: Clambering among these heaps of masonry, I found a narrow gallery, whose end and side windows were blocked by fallen masses of stone. By contrast with the brilliancy outside, it se emed at first impenetrably dark to me. I entered it groping, for the change from light to blackness made spots of colour swim before me. Suddenly I halted spellbound. A pair of eyes, luminous by reflection against the daylight without, was watching me out of the darkness. The old instinctive dread of wild beasts came upon me. I clenched my hands and steadfastly looked into the glaring eyeballs. I was afraid to turn. Then the thought of the absolute security in which humanity appeared to be living came to my mind. And then I remembered that strange terror of the dark. Overcoming my fear to some extent, I advanced a step and spoke. I will admit that my voice was harsh and ill – controlled. I put out my hand and touched something soft. At once the eyes darted sid eways, and something white ran past me. I turned with my heart in my mouth, and saw a queer little ape – like figure, its head held down in a peculiar manner, running across the sunlit space behind me. It blundered against a block of granite, staggered aside , and in a moment was hidden in a black shadow beneath another pile of ruined masonry. Extract 3 About eight or nine in the morning I came to the same seat of yellow metal from which I had viewed the world upon the evening of my arrival. I thought of my h asty conclusions upon that evening and could not refrain from laughing bitterly at my confidence. Here was the same beautiful scene, the same abundant foliage, the same splendid palaces and magnificent ruins, the same silver river running between its ferti le banks. The gay robes of the beautiful people moved hither and thither among the trees. Some were bathing in exactly the place where I had saved Weena, and that suddenly gave me a keen stab of pain. And like blots upon the landscape rose the cupolas abov e the ways to the Under – world. I understood now what all the beauty of the Over – world people covered. Very pleasant was their day, as pleasant as the day of the cattle in the field. Like the cattle, they knew of no enemies and provided against no needs. An d their end was the same. SECTION 2: Compare some elements of your chosen extract with ONE other significant passage in The Time Machine . Based on this comparison, explain how the novel presents a particular attitude towards one of the principal the mes outlined in the lecture on The Time Machine . Note : This assign ment DOES NOT require yo u to conduct secondary research – the material provided in the lecture on The Time Machine is sufficient. However, if you choose to go beyond this, the n you should support your point using appropriate, scholarly sources . Do not use Sparknotes, Shmoop, Wikipedia, blogs etc. They are study guides, not scholarly, peer – reviewed research. • Read the rubric and familiarise yourself with what your markers will be looking for. Essentially, this means: o Clear communication – proofread carefully! o Engagement with the primary text ( The Time Machine ) o Understanding of the broader topic (ie how the novel ’ s form engages with its themes and /or context ) o Construction of an argument – what do you think and why does it matter? The best question you can ask of yourself is, ‘so what?’ • How do I construct an argument? o Pay attention to specific language and imagery and analyse it – quote it, recognise it and explain it. Why is it there? What effect is created? What point is the author tr ying to make? Above all, why does it matter? Don’t simply observe: explain your idea and its significance. o Ask what/how/why/so what , but don’t adopt this as your structure – structure your essay according to the s ubtopics of your argument • How do I structure this assignment? o Clearly mark the two sections with a heading for each. o Think of the assignment as two mini essays , or long paragraphs . You don ’ t need a substantial introduction or conclusion fo r this assignment , but do offer a n introductory sen tence o r two, and a concluding sentence , for each section , just as you would a ny essay paragraph. o In the first section, the task is description , but d on ’ t present a list of bullet po ints. A really good response here will try to make connections between th e literary techniques you ’ ve observed. How do they all work together ? How do they fit within the context of the novel as a whole? o In the second section, you ’ ll take those ideas a step further by comparing them to another passage from the novel in order to present an argument based on your close reading . What key thing do you want to say about th ese passage s , how they work by themselves and in the context of the novel as a whole , and why it matters in terms of the novel ’ s theme/s ?

Answer:

Section 1

The given extract has been taken from The Time Machine, a science fiction novel by the eminent writer H. G. Wells. The novelist had penned down the famous novel in the form of a frame narrative. The term “time-machine” had been coined by the eminent writer and is a well-known word in the modern day world. The protagonist of the story is an English gentlemanly inventor and scientist who has been acknowledged by the narrator as the Time Traveler. The story revolves round the lectures provided by the Time Traveler towards this guests for dinner.

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Network Packet Analyzer : 666896

Question:

Discuss about the Network Packet Analyzer.

Answer:

Wireshark, formerly known as Ethereal, is one of the most powerful tools in a network security analyst’s toolkit. As a network packet analyzer, Wireshark can peer inside the network and examine the details of traffic at a variety of levels, ranging from connection-level information to the bits comprising a single packet. This flexibility and depth of inspection allows the valuable tool to analyze security events and troubleshoot network security device issues. It’s also priced right: it’s free!

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Brexit and its Issues : 663879

Question:

Your area of interest/focus* Affect of Brexit on Trading and Immigration within the Marketing Industry.
Title Possible External factors impacting on the businesses within marketing

Industry based on the British referendum (Brexit) result.

  • An introduction (150 words) [use evidence/research throughout]
  • What is your trade organisation? Why is Brexit of interest to them?
  • Include some detail on the topic (narrow your focus; what exactly are you focusing on?) Who are the key ideas/people involved/organisations etc.?)
  • What will your report show? Be specific [you could write this section last]
  • Discussion point 1………………………………… (300 words) [Use evidence/researchthroughout]
  • Identify one point from your area of focus and say why it is a key issue.
  • Describe how leaving the EU will impact on this
  • What are the opportunities it could create?
  • What are the possible problems?
  • What can you conclude from this? What are the implications?
  • Discussion point 2………………………………… (300 words) [Use evidence/research throughout]
  • Identify another point from your area of focus and say why it is a key issue
  • Describe how leaving the EU will impact on this
  • What are the opportunities it could create?
  • What are the possible problems?
  • What can you conclude from this? What are the implications?
  • Conclusion (150 words) [refer back to key evidence/research]
  • Include a full reference for all the sources you have cited in your text.

*You can find more guidance regarding this topic (including reading lists) on GSM Learn

Answer:

Introduction

Brexit simply refers to the decision of Britain to move away from the European Union and act in solitude. Britain on 23rd June 2016 underwent a voting process which saw the nation decide on entering into an agreement of leaving the European Union. The decision acted as a surprise to many as the move carried along serious consequences as well as a promise to the great nation. The exit from the European Union means a lot as the nation would be forced to make its trade and economic policies as opposed to the previous state where the Union controlled much of its activities. The decision to stand alone has economic, legal, and political consequences to the nation as it affects its policies as well as a future relation with other countries under the European Union. The paper researches on the effects of the Brexit move on Britain detailing the benefits and setbacks that might be experienced in the process.

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Matlab Program : 660540

Question:

Discuss about the Matlab Program.

Answer:

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Given data:

The performance index J is given by

Where r > 0 scalar parameter

  • Optimal gain vector K

The state feedback control law is given by u = -kx

To find the value of C (sI – A)-1 B

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Thesis of The Parkinsons disorder : 619788

Question:

Introduction

  • What is Parkinson’s disease
  • Define and talk about the four genes (PINK1, Parkin and DJ-1) that causes Parkinson’s disease
  • Parkin and PINK1 causes Parkinson’s disease but plays a normal role or function in cells
  • Research paper summarized about different models used including human studies, mouse models, drosophila, invitro (neurons, C. elegans
  • What is mitochondria
  • What is mitophagy

Body

  • PINK1, and Parkin have normal role in the cell
  • Papers on models used
  • Although Parkin and PINK1 causes Parkinson’s disease in cells, changing the gene eg. Parkin gene can have different results in these other models, state and know that these genes are important because they affect all cells (mention the controls used in each model figure study and include figures in paper)
  • Talk about other factors that can lead to Parkinson’s disease besides the genetics (for example other people do not have the genes, so other can lead to Parkinson’s disease
  • Argue that although Parkin and PINK1 are known to cause Parkinson’s disease in humans it can also have effect in other models (models mentioned)
  • Critique what happens if a gene is changed in other models and its results (Can PINK1, Parkin and DJ-1 be studied in other models other than humans’ models? What can be manipulated to potentially influence in Parkinson’s disease?
  • Make sure that the figures that I have included is coherent to the study, or put the appropriate figures and explain them so I can understand what is going on in the figures.

Conclusion

  • State and argue the results of each model

Future studies

  • What can be done, other factors that can potentially cause Parkinson’s disease, potentially cure, gene manipulation

In addition, the document will ultimately need a signature page, a table of contents, a list of figures, and an abstract. These pages are numbered using “i, ii,”, etc., although the numbers are not printed on the first two pages. The page numbers should appear at the bottom center of the document. The Reference page formatted consistently. List of all journal titles and figures with titles, and reference page and reference should include a journal,  volume, or page numbers.

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The cross cultural communication : 662946

Question:

Discuss about The cross cultural communication for Business .

Answer:

Introduction:

The cross cultural communication is one of the major issues that have been gaining much attention by the scholars for years. To enlighten the area of the cultural diversity and the impact of the same on communication, the chosen case study is based on the perception of cultural competence of the undergraduate community health students. The article emphasizes upon the cultural aspects of the community with number of variables in order to identify and analyze the barriers of communication presents in the specific cultural community group. On the other hand, the underlying purpose of the article is to present community health in terms of encountering challenges in the communication due to the cross culturalism. Moreover, the research paper proposes to promote the community health with its relation to the cross culture communicative elements.

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critical account of Kants short text : 666190

Question:

Task:
Write a critical account of Kant’s short text “On a supposed right to lie from philanthropy”. A good translation of this text is in Kant’s Practical Philosophy, a volume edited and translated by Mary Gregor and published by Cambridge University Press in 1996. There are several copies available in the library, some on 1-day short loan. Alternatively, if you find it really difficult to find a copy, a decent translation is freely available online. If you have any problems, let me know (j.m.head@keele.ac.uk).

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Business Portfolio Management : 667953

Question:

Discuss the Business and Portfolio Management.

Answer:

This is your EAP 1Portfolio. Please save a copy on your computer and back it up regularly (e.g. by saving it on your computer / in the cloud (e.g. Google Drive) / emailing it to yourself. You will receive a printed copy which you should bring to all lectures and tutorials. However, at the end of the course, you need to submit a completed electronic copy. Please refer to suggested word counts for each task included within this portfolio.

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Leadership And Employee Retention (Literature Review) : 664080

Question:

The purpose of this assignment is to undertake a literature review in relation to a critical issue for organisations and/or leadership.

A literature review is a critical analysis of published sources on a particular topic. It is an assessment of the literature and provides a summary, classification, comparison and evaluation. Undertaking a critical review of literature is a key component for postgraduate study. It allows you to demonstrate the depth of your research, highlight your ability to question, compare and contrast and analyse a range of theories and texts in relation to your topic.

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Business Entrepreneurship : 647876

Question:

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Answer:

Introduction

In this study we are going to look at three companies the QLC, a startup team that believes that millennials are looking to enjoy short-term career change opportunities without worrying about losing their current jobs. The QLC team provides a career and lifestyle portal to enable the millennial to test-drive their dream jobs. The Digify team on the other hand is a cloud-based secure filing sharing service provider that was established in 2013.  The Vault Dragon is also an emerging player in the electronic health records market. All these three companies/teams enrolled into the JFDI 100 days accelerate programme and offered the millennial a chance to experiment on the best start-up. Evaluation of these three companies will be made to come up with one choice that is best recommended.

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Residential Low Rise Construction : 637693

Question:

Q. 1. Look at the plans provided for Mr & Mrs Walk. Check the scope of AS1684.4 to see whether components of this building can be designed using AS1684.4 Residential timber -framed construction , with respect to: i. Wind classification (assume that, from AS4055, the site has been determined to be N2) . Give a reason for your answer. ii. Plan . Give a reason for your answer. iii. Number of storeys of timber framing iv. Width . Give a reason for your answer. v. Wall height. Give a reason for your answer. vi. Rafter overhang . Give a reason for your answer. vii. Roof types . Give a reason for your answer. Q. 2. Can AS1684 be used to design the floor for this building? Give your reason(s). Q. 3. Referring to the BCA , what would be the minimum depth of the concrete slab thickened edge beam for this brick veneer (masonry veneer) building on a Class S site ? Q. 4. For drainage purposes, what is the minimum height of the slab above the surrounding natural ground level if the dwelling is to be built in a medium intensity rainfall area ? Where would you f ind this information? Q. 5. From the contour lines on the site plan, and the finished floor level shown, and the requirements as noted in the BCA, will there be any requirement for fill? (Assume that 150mm of topsoil will need to be stripped from the area of the building footprint). Give reason(s) for your answer. Q. 6. What is the allowable bearing pressure of the soil on which the slab edge beams are to be founded? What is meant by controlled fill and rolled fill ? What is kPa a term for, and what does this allowable bearing pressure mean? Q. 7. Look at the drawings provided of the residential dwelling for Mr & Mrs Walk. With reference to the BCA , which of the figures; 3.2.5.2, 3.2.5.3, 3.2.5.4 or 3.2.5.5 would most resemble a detail through the external wall at floor level? Give your reasons. Q. 8. With reference to definitions in the BCA ; w hat is a DPC and how does it work? Q. 9. With reference to the definitions in the BCA ; what is ‘ flashing’? Q. 1 0. Give several examp les of where flashing would be installed ? Sketch a typical flashing detail Q . 12 . What is the minimum cavity allowed in a brick veneer building? Where would you expect to find this information? Fixings are required to all building elements to prevent sections or elements of the building from being ‘lifted off’ in high winds. ‘Bracing’ is required in the walls and roof (and in the sub -floor for framed flooring) to prevent ‘racking’ due to the wind. Section 8.3.2 in AS1684.4 details the procedure for the design of wall bracing. Section 9 deals with fixings and tie downs. Consider that this dwelling will have Type A bracing units (see Clause 1.7f in AS1684. 4) and that a wind classification of N2 applies. Q. 13 . What are the nominal fixing requirements according to AS1684.4 for: a) The bottom plate to the slab b) The studs to the bottom plate c) The studs to the top plate Q. 14 . What are the specific fixing requiremen ts if the building is to have a sheet roof: a) Bottom plate to slab (truss span 7830mm; fixings at 600 ) b) Bottom plate to studs c) Studs to top plate Q. 15 . For common studs spaced at 450mm, notched to allow for services, what size is required for the studs, given that it is proposed to use radiata pine, stress grade F5, seasoned timber? Q. 16 . If MGP10 (machine graded pine) was used, would a smaller size suffice? Q. 17. Will this size and grade satisfy the requirements for the western gable end wall studs? (Consider a roof p itch of 30 degrees and that a cathedral roof has been designed for the bedrooms) If not, suggest a grade and size that will. S how your calculations for the average stud h eight as per Figure A6 in A S1684.4. (note: do not try to size the studs that support the ridge beam) Q. 18 . Determine the appropriate house elevation option for each wind direction from Figure 8.3 in AS1684.4

Answer:

In this assignment, the height of the storey will be taken as 2700mm as it is a single storey residential house.

17.

Grade = MGP10; Grade F5 size = 70*45; Pitch = 30º; Roof type = Cathedral roof; Truss span = 7650mm; Stud spacing = 450mm; Working stud height to ceiling = 2700mm; Average stud height = x.

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.Produce labour and material schedules for ordering : 659895

Question:

Questions

  1. List the 3 types of resource that can form part of the cost to complete a task on a building project. How does the term ‘all-in-rate’ relate to this?

(5 marks)

  1. List 3 contractual requirements and 3 ‘conditions of approval’ items which may be included in the Preliminaries section of a building estimate.

(6 marks)

  1. At the time of tendering, quotations are sought from many suppliers and sub-contractors. Generally builders are looking for the most competitive price but performance and other criteria are also a factor in the selection process. Explain why the nominated supplier and sub-contractor details need to be included in schedules.

(3 marks)

  1. Take off and measure the quantity of face bricks required for the project, including wastage. (Note that Q5 requires you to cost the bricklayer trade in total, so keep this in mind in your take off.) Use a standard P10 format (see attached form) to determine the quantity.

(10 marks)

Prepare an order form from your building company for the supply and delivery of these face bricks to your project. Include all relevant details to ensure the order is received on site when required. Use fictitious names and addresses to form your order. (Note: MS Office Word has sample templates for Purchase Orders that you may wish to use)

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Application of Structural Principles in Construction : 650834

Question:

To complete this assessment you will need to find a wide span, steel portal framed building, either under construction or completed, and present an information report covering the items detailed below. This report will require planning and time to gather the relevant information and present it to an industry standard, a standard you would present to a client that would have your building organisation viewed in a professional light. Obviously if you follow a building from start to finish this assessment will take some time to complete, so it is expected you may supplement your selection of building site with images accessed from the internet. If you do adopt this option, the images you collect must be consistent with the building used in the body of your report. For example, don’t include the detail of a simple strip footing when the building is a large wide span industrial building. Similarly, don’t include a pad footing when none are required on the project. You are reminded of the WorkCover Authority requirement to have completed an approved National OHS Construction Induction Training course including the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry, generally referred to as the “white card” before entering a building or construction site . This does not apply to completed buildings. The structure of your report is detailed below. Your report should include graphics, (photos or sketches), wherever possible and include appropriate comment to explain the construction detail and view Provide photographs of the wall framing, connection details, cladding and bracing elements. • Outline the sequence of tasks that details the process of erection of the structural wall system and cladding. Note these may be one and the same. • Explain, by the use of sketches, how the bracing elements perform their task of resisting wind loads in two perpendicular directions; eg. On the front or back of the building and on the sides of the building.

Answer:

INTRODUCTION

This report is about the assessment of a steel portal framed construction having a wide span which is already under construction or already completed. Some of the information of the building in question that will be considered in this assessment include footing system, structural system, floor system, wall system, services, and roof system. The building which will be used in the assessment is an already complete health facility located in Pretoria, South Africa. Figure 1 below shows an elevation of the health facility that is to be assessed in this report.

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