Building Construction Handbook

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 728 pages
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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.

* Topics presented in a highly visual and easy to understand layout
* The market-leading bestseller for construction practice guidance
* Ideal for students on general construction and building courses
* An essential reference for the industry
* Updated in line with revised Building Regulations
* Website resources for lecturers available

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Roy Chudley has spent practically all of his working life in the building industry. After serving an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery he worked in various design offices producing details for a wide range of buildings, from simple self-contained flats to nuclear power stations. Time was also spent working as an assistant manager in the small works department of a local building contractor. He spent the last 20 years of his career as a lecturer in Building Technology at the Guildford College of Further Education, retiring in 1987. During his time at college, Roy Chudley produced a number of books on building technology, those still in print are currently being revised for new editions by former colleague and pupil, Roger Greeno. Roy Chudley is author of the following books: Construction Technology Volumes 1 to 4 Longmans Building-site works, substructure and plant Building-superstructures The maintenance and adaptations of buildings Construction Technology Checkbooks Volumes 1 to 5 Building Construction Handbook, Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann

Roger Greeno has gained extensive experience of the construction industry, commencing as a craft apprentice and progressing to a combined professional and academic career. This has included in excess of 25 years lecturing part and full-time in several colleges and universities, in parallel with ongoing business interests in construction consultancy and practice. Roger has examined for the City & Guilds, BTEC/Edexcel, The University of London and the Chartered Institute of Building. His construction publications include: * Construction Processes, Level 1 (Pearson) * Building Construction, Level 3 (Pearson) * Principles of Construction (Pearson) * Building Services, Design & Technology (Pearson/CIOB) * Mitchell's, Introduction to Building (Pearson) * Construction Technology (Pearson) * Advanced Construction Technology (Pearson) * Building Construction Handbook (Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann) * Building Services Handbook (Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann)

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