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Level 2 Higher Diploma for Construction and the Built Environment Unit 1

Level 2 Higher Diploma for Construction and the Built Environment Unit 1

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Take a look at this sample chapter for Level 2 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. This chapter is from the Level 2 Diploma in Construction and includes activities for your Level 2 Diploma students. To see more sample content, or to order a Level 2 Construction Diploma textbook (also available Levels 1 and 3 of the construction diploma) visit us at http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/Construction/Diploma/Level2HigherDiplomainConstructionandtheBuiltEnvironment/Level2DiplomaConstructionBuiltEnvironmen.aspx
Take a look at this sample chapter for Level 2 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. This chapter is from the Level 2 Diploma in Construction and includes activities for your Level 2 Diploma students. To see more sample content, or to order a Level 2 Construction Diploma textbook (also available Levels 1 and 3 of the construction diploma) visit us at http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/Construction/Diploma/Level2HigherDiplomainConstructionandtheBuiltEnvironment/Level2DiplomaConstructionBuiltEnvironmen.aspx

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Diploma Level 2 Construction and the built environment 
Unit 1: Design the built environment: The design process
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Definition of the built environment
Student Bookpp 4–5
1. Work with a partner to discuss what the word environment means to you. Record yourthoughts in a mind map like the one below.2. Look up the words ‘environment’ and ‘building’ in any reference books you haveavailable or on any online sources you know of. How do these definitions differ? Dothey match with your mind map? If necessary, add extra boxes to your mind map.
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Unit 1: Design the built environment: The design process
Diploma Level 2 Construction and the built environment 
 
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Infrastructure
Student Bookpp 6–7
1 Fill in the missing wordsThe term ‘infrastructure’ refers to a whole range of basic services which society---------- on in order to ------------ properly. Infrastructure means the basic servicesrequired for a ---------------- to take place. If you think about ----------- a house or aresidential development, there are many of these types of ------------- that need to be inplace before the build can start. If there is no --------- to services infrastructure, this hasto be addressed. The -------------- and ------------------- of infrastructure also have animpact on the ------------ to build, as providing infrastructure from scratch can be very ----------.access infrastructure capacity costly functiondecision building depends availability2
 
Fill in the spaces in the mind map of infrastructure. Some of the spaces are for types of infrastructure and some are for what you would use the infrastructure for.
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Diploma Level 2 Construction and the built environment 
Unit 1: Design the built environment: The design process
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Factors influencing design and development 1
Student Bookpp 8–9
1. Some areas of the country have funding from the local government to enable buildingto take place. Grants and support schemes are available in certain areas to supportcertain types of building. Find out what types of grants and support schemes forbuilding are available in your local area. If you cannot find anything for your specificarea, widen your search to the county you live in.Present the information you find in an interesting way. Choose a method from the listbelow, or devise your own.
 
PowerPoint presentation
 
Poster
 
Leaflet
 
Flyer
 
Report
 
Advertisement2.
Investigation
In your local area, where can you find any of the following?
 
protected ‘non-building land’
 
brownfield sites
 
greenfield sitesMake a list of your findings. Are there any patterns? If so, make a note of what sorts of sites appear in which areas.
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Sustainability
Complete the table below, comparing the advantages and disadvantagesof using brownfield sites or greenfield sites for development.
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