Building Construction Handbook


Author: Roy Chudley,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317442164

Category: House & Home

Page: 1012

View: 9567

Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on the latest technologies used in domestic construction. Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Building Construction Handbook


Author: Sanjeev Mathur

Publisher: SBS Publishers

ISBN: 9789380090573


Page: 370

View: 7601

This handbook is undoubtedly one of the most informative, simple and well-instructed construction book. Each and every page is adorned by a well-drawn and easy-to-follow diagram, complete with annotation and headed under titles. It is of infinite use to anyone within the industry, whether a student or fully qualified engineer, as anything from a learning textbook to a handy reference manual. It incorporates current building and construction regulations, ensuring that the information contains is always up to date and accurate against the ever changing construction laws active today.

Building Construction Handbook Low Priced Edition

Incorporating Current Building and Construction Regulations


Author: Roy Chudley,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780723611806

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

View: 8462

This Low Priced Edition is only for sale in Africa, the Middle East, selected Eastern European countries and other countries at the discretion of the publisher. Please contact the Elsevier Books Customer Services team to obtain a list of the countries eligible. In all other countries the regular edition is available with the ISBN 0-7506-6822-9. Elsevier Books Customer Service Phone: +44 1865 474100, Fax: +44 1865 474101 Email: [email protected] Building Construction Handbook provides extensive coverage of building construction practice, processes and techniques, representing established procedures as well as those associated with recent amendments to the Building Regulations, British and European Standards and other related references. This approach, combined with the presentation of information in a highly illustrated and unique visual style, has proven this text to be a vital learning resource for thousands of building construction students, and an essential reference for professionals. The sixth edition has been updated and expanded to take into account many aspects of the new and revised Building Regulations and associated Approved Documents as applied to working practice; in particular, construction requirements for conserving and economising energy and reducing atmospheric pollution (as this relates to Building Regulations Part L - Conservation of fuel and power). This new edition also develops existing topics, including adaptation of buildings to ensure compatibility for the disabled, further details of masonry construction, applications of steel reinforcement to concrete, steel framed housing principles, sound insulation and additional details of structural glazing. Throughout, reference to supplementary regulations and standards are provided for further reading, and where appropriate, design calculations are included. Online lecture resources are provided, with power point slides available for a selection of topics, featuring essential illustrations for use with presentations and handouts. The Handbook is an invaluable reference for students. It consolidates several years of study material into one comprehensive volume, suitable for a wide range of building and construction courses, including NVQs in Construction and the Built Environment, BTEC Nationals and Higher Nationals in Building Services Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering, as well as construction related undergraduate degrees (such as Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Building Surveying, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building, Architectural Technology and Facilities Management) and professional examinations. Roger Greeno is a well-known author of construction texts. He has extensive practical and consultancy experience in the industry, in addition to lecturing at several colleges of further and higher education, and the University of Portsmouth. He has also examined for City & Guilds, Edexcel, the Chartered Institute of Building and the University of Reading. Roy Chudley's books on Building Construction have helped thousands of students gain their qualifications and pass exams. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Guildford College. * Updated in line with key changes to the building regulations, including Ventilation (Part F), Conservation of Energy (Part L), Part M - Disabled Access, and Part P - Electrical Installation Work * Follows the same unique visual style as its companion title Building Services Handbook (Hall & Greeno) - creates an easily accessible text * Website lecture support material: sets of power point slides for a selection of building services areas featuring essential illustrations, for use with presentations and handouts

Building Construction Handbook, 8th Ed, Chudley & Greeno, 2010

Building Construction Handbook,


Author: Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier Group

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Architecture

Page: 841

View: 5738

PREFACE TO EIGHTH EDITION This edition retains the predominantly illustrative format of earlier editions, presenting the principles of building construction with comprehensive guidance to procedures with numerous examples of formulated and empirical design. Summary notes are supplemented with references to further reading where appropriate. The content applies to both current and established UK construction practice. This includes the building and maintenance of housing and other low-rise structures and the more advanced techniques applied to medium and high-rise commercial and large industrial buildings. Many examples from previous editions are kept as important references and benchmarks for newer applications. These have evolved in response to material developments and in consideration for environmental issues, not least with regard to energy conservation measures and sustainable building. The UK’s housing stock of about 25 million dwellings includes approximately 2 million units built in the past decade. Therefore, the aftercare of older buildings is an important part of the construction industry’s economy. In order to represent this important sector of maintenance, refurbishment, renovation and remedial work, many established practices are included in the Handbook. Modern construction processes and associated technology are incorporated in this new edition, however the content is not extensive, nor is it intended to be prescriptive. Building design and subsequent construction techniques are varied and diverse depending on availability of materials and skills. This Handbook provided guidance to achieving these objectives, but sufficient publishing space cannot cover every possibility. Therefore, the reader is encouraged to supplement their study with site observation and practice, with further reading of professional journals, legislative papers and manufacturer’s catalogues. Roger Greeno 2010

Modern Construction Handbook


Author: Andrew Watts

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3990434551

Category: Architecture

Page: 504

View: 7477

The Modern Construction Handbook has become a building construction classic and is used as a textbook in many courses. Its systematic approach with chapters on materials, walls, roofs, construction and environment offers clear and efficient orientation. Digital fabrication techniques are included as well (complementing traditional production processes) and presented in an instructional book for the first time. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and now provides: More information – more annotation of drawings, more text on the page. Updated ‘future’ chapter with more emerging construction techniques. Updated essays on construction in the introduction Chapter 1. Mote technical data in the ‘Materials’ Chapter. The content in this third edition has been completely reworked which makes it an even more valuable companion for students and young practitioners!

Building Design and Construction Handbook, 6th Edition


Author: Frederick S. Merritt,Jonathan T. Ricketts

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071501798

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1600

View: 4144

A where-would-you-be-without-it handbook covering every single important step in building design and construction, now updated to include key changes in design and construction practices. Surveys materials, structures, soil mechanics and foundations, building types, hardware, insulation, acoustics, plumbing, and more--all the material that will help architects, engineers, contractors, and others work better, faster, and smarter. Includes new design specifications; the latest developments in seismic and wind design criteria; new building systems and material; updated building codes throughout; NFPA requirements; and new wood material and codes.

Earth construction handbook

the building material earth in modern architecture


Author: Gernot Minke

Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics

ISBN: 9781853128059

Category: Architecture

Page: 206

View: 7406

The Earth Construction Handbook is unique in providing a survey of applications and construction techniques for a material which: is naturally available and easy to use with even low craft skills; absorbs and desorbs humidity faster, and to a higher extent, than any other; produces hardly any environmental waste; and balances indoor climate and moisture creating a healthy environment. It also includes physical data, and explains the material's beneficial qualities and how to maximize these. The information given can be practically applied by engineers, architects, builders, planners, craftsmen and laymen who wish to construct cost-effective buildings which provide a healthy, balanced indoor climate.

Building a Straw Bale House

The Red Feather Construction Handbook


Author: Nathaniel Corum

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985145

Category: Architecture

Page: 181

View: 426

For more than a decade the Red Feather Development Group has built and repaired straw-bale houses for Native Americans. Somewhere along the way, they created an architectural phenomenon. Here, Red Feather provides a step-by-step, easy to follow, manual for would-be straw-bale builders.

Handbook of building construction

data for architects, designing and constructing engineers, and contractors. Compiled by a staff of fifty specialists. Editors-in-chief: George A. Hool and Nathan C. Johnson


Author: George A Hool,Nathan Clarke Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Building

Page: N.A

View: 4856

The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook


Author: Michael J. Crosbie,Steven Winter Associates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471183082

Category: Architecture

Page: 291

View: 7935

The only complete guide to passive solar design and construction The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook is an unbeatable guide for architects and building contractors who want to satisfy the growing demand for passive solar residential design. A complete revision of the bible of passive solar design originally published by the U.S. Department of Energy, this is the only comprehensive guide to adapting standard building practices to current passive solar applications. It supplies detailed, step-by-step information on all practical aspects of passive solar design and construction and fills you in on all the latest advances in materials and building techniques—including the most recent findings on material and assembly performance. You'll also find the latest techniques for computer simulation and energy analysis. This timely and informative book: Reviews passive solar design principles Discusses the unique design opportunities inherent in passive solar homes Describes the various solar home types Introduces the principles of "whole-house" design Includes more than 300 illustrations, complete construction details and notes, and dozens of helpful case studies Explores important regional issues, such as termite shields, pressure treating wood, attic ventilation, and special structural requirements in seismic areas. For building contractors, architects, and anyone interested in state-of-the-art passive solar construction, The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook saves hours of research and provides the complete, authoritative, up-to-date information that professionals need to take on a challenging job with confidence.

Cost-Effective Home Building

A Design and Construction Handbook


Author: Timothy J. Wait

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 374

Building underground

the design and construction handbook for earth-sheltered houses


Author: Herb Wade

Publisher: Rodale Pr


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 289

View: 5925

Describes the basic construction techniques for earth sheltered homes and discusses the design styles, waterproofing, insulation, lighting, and solar heating of underground houses

Building Services Handbook


Author: Fred Hall,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351997963

Category: Architecture

Page: 800

View: 3953

The ninth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation. For this edition, new updates includes: the reappraisal of CO2 emissions targets, updates to sections on ventilation, fuel, A/C, refrigeration, water supply, electricity and power supply, sprinkler systems, and much more. Building Services Handbook summarises the application of all common elements of building services practice, technique and procedure, to provide an essential information resource for students as well as practitioners working in building services, building management and the facilities administration and maintenance sectors of the construction industry. Information is presented in the highly illustrated and accessible style of the best-selling companion title Building Construction Handbook. THE comprehensive reference for all construction and building services students, Building Services Handbook is ideal for a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. The clear illustrations and complementary references to industry Standards combine essential guidance with a resource base for further reading and development of specific topics.

Standard Handbook of Structural Details for Building Construction


Author: Morton Newman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 711

View: 4394

A library of graphic information on structural details. Table of Contents: Wood; Masonry; Concrete; Steel. Each structural material section is broken into sub-sections: Foundations, Floors, Roofs, Walls, and Miscellaneous. 1,825 illustrations.