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: 9267

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


Author: Roy Chudley,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136424954

Category: Architecture

Page: 776

View: 4589

Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. The new edition has been reviewed and updated and includes additional material on energy conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues. Further details of fire protection to elements of construction are provided. Building Construction Handbook is an essential text for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practice reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Hand Book of Low Cost Housing


Author: A. K. Lal

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122407891

Category: Housing

Page: 185

View: 3148

In Recent Years, There Is A Growing Emphasis On Low Cost Housing To Meet The Housing Requirements Of The Millions In The Country. This Book Makes An Attempt To Bring Various Issues Related To Low Cost Housing, Under One Umbrella, Viz., Innovative Cost Effective Construction Techniques And Materials, Availability Of Funds, For Undertaking Housing Programmes, Hindrances In The Availability Of Land Due To Several Legal Complications, Upgradation Of Slums And Squatter Settlements, Low Cost Infrastructure Services, Rural Housing Scenario And Measures To Be Adopted For Making Safe And Durable Houses In Areas Prone To Natural Disasters.The Information Contained In The Book Might Prove Beneficial To The Engineering And Architectural Students, Professionals (Architects And Engineers), Both In Private And Public Sectors, Academicians Including Economists And Sociologists And Entrepreneurs In Building Industry. The Book Might Also Serve As A Useful Reference For B.Tech/B.Arch., M.Tech/M.Arch. Courses And Ph.D. Programmes Offered By Several Indian And Foreign Universities.

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition

The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself


Author: Carla Emery

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570618410

Category: House & Home

Page: 928

View: 7400

From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix

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: 1871

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.

Engineered Materials Handbook, Desk Edition


Author: ASM International. Handbook Committee

Publisher: ASM International

ISBN: 9780871702838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1317

View: 2091

A comprehensive reference on the properties, selection, processing, and applications of the most widely used nonmetallic engineering materials. Section 1, General Information and Data, contains information applicable both to polymers and to ceramics and glasses. It includes an illustrated glossary, a collection of engineering tables and data, and a guide to materials selection. Sections 2 through 7 focus on polymeric materials--plastics, elastomers, polymer-matrix composites, adhesives, and sealants--with the information largely updated and expanded from the first three volumes of the Engineered Materials Handbook. Ceramics and glasses are covered in Sections 8 through 12, also with updated and expanded information. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Construction Cost Engineering Handbook


Author: Anghel Patrascu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824778279

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 1494

Covering the life of a construction project from inception to completion, this useful reference explains basic and advanced aspects of engineering economics, cost estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, planning, and scheduling. It serves both as a comprehensive introduction to cost engineering and as a practical, on-the-job guide for any construction project where the object is economy. Construction Cost Engineering Handbook describes the responsibilities of each member of the construction team and defines their relationship to project control ... analyzes project economics before, during, and after a project's finish ... examines various types and methods of estimating ... distinguishes between cost reporting and cost forecasting, with valuable cost and scheduling integration examples ... considers planning and scheduling procedures such as the bar chart and sophisticated contemporary techniques ... highlights ways of avoiding common mistakes through data development ... and furnishes computer samples for estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, and scheduling. Illustrated with more than 180 excellent diagrams and drawings, and featuring convenient appendixes on foreign and remote projects, code of accounts and work breakdown structure, and typical project activities, Construction Cost Engineering Handbook is an indispensable reference for civil, cost, project, plant, design, construction, and industrial engineers and managers as well as architects, building contractors, and financial controllers involved with construction projects. Book jacket.