Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 15, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 768 pages
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This new edition of Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability.

The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction,   students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 - 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject.

 

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Contents

Site Analysis and Setup
15
Groundwork and Foundations
38
Floors
87
Walls
130
Roofs
300
Windows
393
Doors
478
Stairs and Ramps
529
Surface Finishes
564
Solid Fuel Gas and Electrical Services Provision
604
Water Supply Sanitation and Refuse Disposal
656
Web Sites
744
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Stephen Emmitt BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MA Prof. Ed, PhD was, until recently, Hoffmann Professor of Innovation and Management in Building at the Technical University of Denmark, and is currently Professor of Architectural Technology in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. He is a registered architect with industrial experience and teaches architectural technology across a wide range of built environment programmes.

Christopher GorseBSc MSc (Hons) PhD, MCIOB, MAPM, ILTF is Professor of Construction Management and Building Performance. He heads up a number of construction management and technology initiatives as the Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Metropolitan University.  He is also a construction, management and law consultant, with industrial experience and heads up a number of research projects.

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