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Building Construction Handbook,

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Building Construction Handbook,

Roy Chudley, Roger Greeno

ISBN 0750668229
Pages 728

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.

Preface. Part One - General: Built environment. The structure. Primary and secondary elements. Component parts and functions. Construction activities. Construction documents. Construction drawings. Building surveys. Method statement and programming. Weights and densities of building materials. Drawings ???notations. Planning application. Modular coordination. Construction regulations. CDM regulations. Safety signs and symbols. Building Regulations. British Standards. European Standards. CPI System of Coding. CI/SfB system of coding. Part Two - Site Works: Site survey. Site investigations. Soil investigation. Soil assessment and testing. Site layout considerations. Site security. Site lighting and electrical supply. Site office accommodation. Materials storage. Materials testing. Protection orders for trees and structures. Locating public utility services. Setting out. Levels and angles. Road construction. Tubular scaffolding and scaffolding systems. Shoring systems. Part Three - Builders Plant: General considerations. Bulldozers. Scrapers. Graders. Tractor shovels. Excavators. Transport vehicles. Hoists. Rubble chutes and skips. Cranes. Concreting plant. Part Four - Substructure: Foundations ???function, materials and sizing. Foundation beds. Short bored pile foundations. Foundation types and selection. Piled foundations. Retaining walls. Basement construction. Waterproofing basements. Excavations. Concrete production. Cofferdams. Caissons. Underpinning. Ground water control. Soil stabilisation and improvement. Reclamation of waste land. Contaminated sub-soil treatment. Part Five - Superstructure: Choice of materials. Brick and block walls. Damp-proof courses and membranes. Gas resistant membranes. Calculated brickwork. Mortars. Arches and openings. Windows, glass and glazing. Domestic and industrial doors. Crosswall construction. Timber frame construction. Steel frame construction. Reinforced concrete framed structures. Reinforcement types. Formwork. Precast concrete frames. Structural steelwork. Portal frames. Composite timber beams. Multi-storey structures. Roofs ???basic forms. Pitched and flat roofs. Plain tiling. Single lap tiling. Slating. Dormer windows. Dry and wet rot. Long span roofs. Shell roof construction. Rooflights. Cladding to external walls. Panel walls. Rainscreen cladding. Structural glazing. Curtain walling. Concrete claddings. Thermal insulation. Thermal bridging. Access for the disabled. Part Six - Internal Construction and Finishes: Internal elements. Internal walls. Construction joints. Partitions. Plasters and plastering. Dry lining techniques. Wall tiling. Domestic floors and finishes. Large cast insitu ground floors. Concrete floor screeds. Timber suspended floors. Lateral restraint. Timber beam design. Reinforced concrete suspended floors. Precast concrete floors. Raised access floors. Sound insulation. Timber, concrete and metal stairs. Internal doors. Doorsets. Fire resisting doors. Plasterboard ceilings. Suspended ceilings. Paints and painting. Joinery production. Composite boarding. Plastics in building. Part Seven - Domestic Services: Drainage effluents. Subsoil drainage. Surface water removal. Road drainage. Rainwater installations. Drainage systems. Drainage pipe sizes and gradients. Water supply. Cold water installations. Hot water installations. Flow controls. Cisterns and cylinders. Pipework joints. Sanitary fittings. Single and ventilated stack systems. Domestic hot water heating systems. Electrical supply and installation. Gas supply and gas fires. Services ???fire stops and seals. Open fireplaces and flues. Telephone installations. Electronic communications installations. Index.