Materials, Methods and Technologies - (15 Credits)

The student will learn to progress a design from the initial topographic survey drawing of an area of land by producing a range of construction drawings e.g. design proposal, cut and fill, hard landscape, setting out, construction details, Students will understand the requirements to produce suitable information to industry standards to allow contractors and builders to construct the completed design. Areas to support the technical elements of design will be considered e.g. surface and sub-surface drainage, change of levels (steps and ramps), surfaces, walls (free standing and retaining) hard landscape materials. The module reflects on appropriate hard landscape technologies, construction techniques and sustainable methods to enable the student to understand the relationship of natural and man-made systems. The module will allow the student to recognise the potentials and weaknesses of the relationship between landscape materials and construction methods to form and function.