Diagnosing damp takes the surveyor through the necessary techniques for undertaking a thorough examination of a building for dampness and to understand the limitations imposed at each level of investigation.
Now in its fifth edition, this definitive history of the Russian land and people builds on its success as a fascinating survey of two thousand years of struggle to harness vast resources and talents into a powerful and cohesive nation. From its beginning as a savage and exotic land, Russia underwent a complex evolution of political, social, and religious forces--the barbarism of its internal conflicts in seeming contradiction with its goals to advance in the realms of technology, art, education, and high culture. From the conflicts of the fantastically wealthy ruling class to the poor and oppressed masses emerged the Communist party and the enigmatic figures whose charismatic manipulation of political power reflected the myriad rulers before them. Finally, as the modern world watched, this great entity collapsed in a devastatingly brief time, millennia of precarious conflict proving too much for the tenuous coalescence of twentieth-century politics. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this text presents students with a comprehensive look at the momentous events and legendary figures which helped shape Russia's turbulent history.
The fifth edition of Basic Building and Construction Skills is updated to support the new training package requirements. It is written for apprentices completing Certificate I, II & III in Carpentry and the Certificate I, II & III in Carpentry and Joinery qualifications. Now in full colour, this new edition covers 8 core units of competency. It has been fully updated to reflect present day building practices, standards and legislation. With a greater focus on sustainability, Basic Building and Construction Skills, 5e combines standard industry practice with the newest industry technology, tools and benchmarks. With updated end-of-section worksheets, new content, images and photos, as well as a robust instructor support package, Basic Building and Construction Skills, 5e is an extremely useful resource for providing learners with the underpinning knowledge, skills and awareness necessary for a successful career in building and carpentry. Basic Building and Construction Skills, 5e covers: • CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials • CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment • CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry • CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work • CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication • CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations • CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies and Procedures in the Construction Industry • CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry
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Changing student profiles and the increasing availability of mainstream and specialized learning technologies are stretching the traditional face-to-face models of teaching and learning in higher education. Institutions, too, are facing far-reaching systemic changes which are placing strains on existing resources and physical infrastructure and calling into question traditional ways of teaching through lectures and tutorials. And, with an ever-increasing scrutiny on teaching and teachers’ accountability for positive educational outcomes, the call for closer attention to learning, teaching and, most especially, to the design and delivery of the curriculum is given increasing relevance and importance. Research provides strong evidence of the potential for technologies to facilitate not only cognition and learning but also to become integral components in the redesign of current curriculum models. Some Universities and individual academics have moved along this pathway, developing new and innovative curriculum, blending pedagogies and technologies to suit their circumstances. Yet, there are others, unsure of the possibilities, the opportunities and constraints in these changing times. Curriculum Models for the 21st Century gives insights into how teaching and learning can be done differently. The focus is on a whole of curriculum approach, looking at theoretical models and examples of practice which capitalize on the potential of technologies to deliver variations and alternatives to the more traditional lecture-based model of University teaching.