Design- Technology Class

These are my three sketches for my google sketchup design

Assessment for Design

I have created three draft designs that will be looked at and compared to the design specification shown below

Design Specifications

The product must have:
  • precise, correct and accurate room dimensions based on the existing building structures
  • four emergency exits
  • two main entry points
  • very good ventilation
  • maximum natural light
  • ability to function in the event of a power failure
  • place for washing hands
  • emergency shower
  • eye washing
  • two first aid stations
  • 1 firehouse and 2 fire extinguishers
  • a place for students to store bags, personal items and project that they are working on
  • truck loading bay
  • a display area
  • space for 25 students
  • tools/machinery and materials for for class tasks that include (a) furniture making (wood) (b) toys for kids (wood) (c) producing a letterbox (sheet metal) and (d) key fob making (acrylic)
  • storage place for wood, metal, paint and acrylic
  • tool storage
  • safety equipment and safety equipment storage

Design one

- Measurement- Did not measure.

- Emergency exits- I have two at the back.

- Main entry points- I have them at the front.

- Ventilation- Windows around the classroom solve that.

- Natural light- I have many windows to save power.

- Power out- Natural light from the windows solve it.

- Hand wash- There is a sink in the toilet.

- Emergency shower- A hose is provided in the toilet.

- Eye wash- Sink in the toilet.

- First Aid stations- Crafting room and Storage room.

- Fire extinguishers- I have a fire hose.

- Places for things to be kept- Storage room hold work and other things.

- Loading area- Two big doors.

- Display area- Two billboards.

- Space for 25 students- There are many desks.

- Storage- I have a room for everything but have not specified the materials needed.

Design Two

- Measurement- Did not measure.

- Emergency exits- I have none all rooms only have one entrance.

- Main entry points- One for each room.

- Ventilation- Windows let air in and out.

- Natural light- Windows provide natural light.

- Power out- Windows keep it lit up.

- Hand wash- They would have to go to the outside bathroom.

- Emergency shower- I have none.

- Eye wash- The bathroom.

- First Aid stations- One in the storage room and crafting room.

- Fire extinguishers- Fire hose.

- Places for things to be kept- Storage room hold work and other things.

- Loading area- Only the main entrances.

- Display area- Two billboards.

- Space for 25 students- There are many desks for different rooms.

- Storage- I have a room for everything but have not specified the materials needed.

Design Three

- Measurement- Did not measure.

- Emergency exits- I have two emergency exits from the biggest rooms.

- Main entry points- I have two emergency entries from the biggest rooms.

- Ventilation- Windows let air in and out.

- Natural light- Windows provide natural light.

- Power out- Windows keep it lit up.

- Hand wash- They would have to go outside to the bathroom.

- Emergency shower- I have none.

- Eye wash- The bathroom

- First Aid stations- One in the multipurpose room and one in the woodwork room.

- Fire extinguishers- Fire hose

- Places for things to be kept- Shelves and cupboards in the the biggest rooms.

- Loading area- Back door to the woodwork room.

- Display area- Billboards outside and in the presenting room for power points ect.

- Space for 25 students- I have big tables and little desks in all rooms.

- Storage- I have shelves and cupboards around the classrooms.

What do I pick?

After looking at all three designs I have decided to make my final design from my first draft because it fits a lot of the design specifications that I need to include. I just need to add a few more things to make it ready to build, and take out a few things that are not necessary. I also like the idea of lighting the room up with natural light if the power goes out, also the toilet is a nice addition.