INTRODUCTION

The course provides extensive background of development planning and building construction

using appropriate technology in relation to design and land use. The course will also focus on the

enforcement of the Zambian Laws and Regulations relating to buildings.

COURSE AIM:

To enable students demonstrate the understanding of development planning and building

construction using appropriate technology in relation to design, land use and legal implications.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. Explain the behaviour of forces in beams and structures

2. Describe the design of appropriate building plans

3. Describe laws and regulations regarding building structures

4. Describe common building materials.

5. Describe the procedure for contract signing.

6. Outline different types of building components.

7. Describe different types of wall finishes and their applications.

8. State the significance of internal insulation in roofs and walls

9. Explain legislation related to public Health and Town and Regional Planning.

COURSE COMPETENCIES:

1. Demonstrate basic construction of buildings.

2. Illustrate various building parts.

3. Demonstrate the understanding of building contract management.

4. Illustrate design of appropriate building plans

5. Identify different types of building components.

6. Supervise community building projects.

7. Inspect buildings and make recommendations to appropriate authorities for action.

8. Enforce Zambian Laws and Regulations relating to buildings

9. Describe the procedure and process of tendering and preparation of tender documents

10. Enforce Public Health, Town and Regional Planning legislation to ensure compliance

11. Illustrate the application of internal insulation in roofs and walls

12. Conduct inspections of newly constructed buildings to determine their suitability for

human habitation

13. Inspect buildings in accordance with Public Health (Building Regulations)

CAP 295 of the Laws of Zambia

14. Illustrate steps involved in the selection of appropriate technology

15. Scrutinize and approve building plans in line with Public Health (Building Regulations)

CAP 295 of the Laws of Zambia

16. Interpret laws and regulations regarding building structures

PRESCRIBED READINGS

1. Chudley, R., and Greeno, R. (2008). Building construction handbook. Oxford:

Butterworth-Heinemann.

2. Edward, A., Iano, J. (2008). Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and

Methods. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

3. Frederick, S.M., and Ricketts, J.T. (2010). Building Design and Construction

Handbook. McGraw-Hill Professional.

RECOMMENDED READINGS

1. Blankenbaker, E.K. (2013). Construction and building technology. Illinois: The

Goodheart-willcox company.

2. Chudley, R., and Greeno, R. (2008). Construction technology. Amsterdam: Pearson

Prentice Hall.

3. Pohl, J. (2011) Building science: concepts and application. West Sussex; Willey-

Blackwell