2.4 Technologies and styles

Take it further with these ideas and web links

Modern buildings use different architectural styles.

  • Do an internet search for ‘architectural styles’.
  • Find images of some styles.
  • What sort of buildings are they used for?
  • Find out more at www.lookingatbuildings.org.uk

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has created a database of materials that are suitable for sustainable buildings.

  • Find out more at www.thegreenguide.org.uk
    (You need to register – it’s free), click on ‘Green guide ratings’ and then ‘Education’).




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I like the diversity involved within the construction industry. Every building project is different, which puts forth new challenges and I am always learning something new everyday.

Sarah Popoola
Trainee Design Manager