Fun Activities

On The Job

Houses & Buildings - CONSTRUCTION WORKER

 

Online

What is the future of construction jobs? PMI Strategy

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. Read the following articles from  Reading

The Conversation 24 August 2016

The Conversation
The Conversation 10 June 2014

The Conversation

2. Draw up three columns with the headings - Plus, Minus & Interesting. List all the positive ideas or points in the "Plus" column. Consider all the negative points and write these down in the "Minus" column. Write down all the interesting facts and figures from these articles in the "Interesting" column.

3. Share and explain to a partner why you put these ideas or points into the three columns. Together analyse the future of the construction industry.

4. View the following video [go to the webpage] showing the use of BIM  Video

BIM

As someone thinking about this industry, list all of the future changes that are predicted in the next ten years.

5. Discussion

Discuss with your partner and another pair of students:

Is Australia keeping up with these developments?

What evidence can you cite?

What do you think your job will be like?

 

 

Safety and Construction: a Communication Strategy

High SchoolSecondary  

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

 

1. Findings from research at RMIT shows that construction workers are better off forgetting manuals on safety and using videos they have made themselves on the topic.

See The Conversation 25 March  2016 Reading

The Conversation

2. Select one of the following news items about Safety and Construction and create a cartoon using Cartoon Head [it's Free] about the dangers in each case and how they could be avoided.

Comic Head Screenshots

 3. Read the following news items and create your cartoon safety message Reading

WA News 11 October 2016: Five safety complaints made against East Perth high rise site before fatal fall



WA News
Canberra Times 5 August 2016

Canberra Times
ABC News 22 January 2016

ABC News

4. How does reading about these deaths effect your attitude to working as a construction worker? Discuss with a partner.

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Lego city - construction games

PrimaryPrimary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Lego City
The 10 Best Construction Games Online

MiddleMiddle

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Construction Games

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Construction workers hard hats were first invented and used in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933.
(Source:
Useless Facts)

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