The 12th edition of Chudley and Greeno’s Building Construction Handbook remains THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. 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 modern methods of construction, greater emphasis on sustainability and a new look interior.
Chudley and Greeno’s 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.
Table of Contents
1 Pre Construction 2 Site Investigation 3 Site Works 4 Soil Improvement & Excavation 5 Materials 6 Plant and Scaffold 7 Foundations 8 Basements 9 Ground Supported Floors 10 Suspended Floors 11 External Walls 12 Pitched Roofs 13 Flat Roofs 14 Steel Framed Buildings 15 Concrete Framed Buildings 16 Cladding 17 Windows and Doors 18 Internal Elements 19 Drainage 20 Building Services 21 Insulation and U Values 22 Construction Defects
Karl Kovac is a senior lecturer in Construction and Built Environment at Sheffield Hallam University, as well as Joint Course Leader for BSc Construction Project Management. He has worked at all levels of the construction industry, starting out as a general builder before becoming a building surveyor and project manager in both public and private sectors. He has taught at both Further and Higher Education levels on HNC, HND and BSc Built Environment and Construction programmes, as well as MSc programmes.
Roger Greeno has extensive practical and consultancy experience in the construction industry, in addition to lecturing at several colleges of further and higher education, and the University of Portsmouth, UK. He has also examined for City & Guilds, Edexcel, the Chartered Institute of Building and the University of Reading, UK.
Roy Chudley was formerly Senior Lecturer in Building Technology at the Guildford College of Technology, UK. He is an established author of numerous respected construction texts.