Week 4 saw Group 8 working hard in order to produce the results needed for the last critical assessment. Week 3’s critical assessment gave us a good few technical changes to make namely the column layouts and the core structure of the building. We were also advised on the pile design and construction sequence as the latter needed a lot more detail including sketches of the different steps. We also needed to integrate our sustainable ideas into our design better so this involved developing the services in the building, deciding where everything would go and how much space they would need. The basement design was developed a lot further, especially the accesses as we discovered a car ramp was unsuitable due to our limited space which led us to design car lifts for the required number of cars.
Week 4’s critical assessment gave us the feedback we needed to put the last finishing touches to our design in preparation for the final report, poster and presentation.