Report Civil Engineering:
Proposed Building Details
A sailing club have obtained planning permission to build a club house on a 1-acre property located beside the sea. The club house is to have a total floor area of 2000m2 over two levels. Activities in the club house shall include meetings, parties club presentations training sessions etc. The maximum number of occupants is estimated to be 350.
The ground floor shall have an entrance lobby, male and female changing rooms with toilet and showering facilities. It will also have 2 meeting rooms and a plant room for the mechanical and electrical services.
The upper level will consist of a lounge bar and restaurant (120 place settings) with a kitchen adjacent. A club managers office, and sanitary accommodation for ladies and gents. A viewing balcony is to be provided at the upper level. A minimum of 40% of the building is to be glazed.
The ground it is to be built on has a poor load bearing capacity.
The building shall comply with current building regulations. Recognized guides and standards shall be used to determine the number of sanitary appliances and showers.
The brief from the club requests that the building be designed to take into account current trends in the context of low carbon emissions, energy conservation.
Your report shall include the following drawings, detailing & material selection
a). A type of foundation and superstructure for the building
b). Suitable ground and intermediate floors given the anticipated loads and activities.
c). An external wall taking into account structural and thermal characteristics and performance
d). A roof for the building.
e). External doors and windows
e). Details of your proposals relating to the building’s energy efficiency for the envelope.
f). A plan view of the floors in the building and an elevation view of the entrance side (dimensions of the envelope to be indicated)
Provide a brief rationale for your selection of each of the building elements listed above.
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