2nd Edition

Construction Methods and Planning

By J.R. Illingworth Copyright 2000
    448 Pages
    by CRC Press

    448 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This new edition of John Illingworth's popular book provides a thorough introduction to the selection of construction methods, their planning and organization on site. Thoroughly revised and updated, Construction Methods and Planning takes a practical, down-to-earth approach and features numerous examples and illustrations taken from real situations and sites. In Part One, the main factors which determine the planning of construction methods - site inspections, the site itself, temporary works, design, cost concepts and selection of plant and methods - are discussed. In Part Two, the application of these tools is presented, covering foundations and basements, in situ and precast concrete structures, steel frames, cladding, internal and external works, waste, methods statements, contract planning control and claims. The author provides an extension of the concept of 'buildability' and new chapters on facade retention and the refurbishment of domestic accommodation.

    Part One: Factors Affecting Construction Method Assessment


    To manage, management

    To plan, planning

    The construction process

    Construction planning

    Influence of the law, codes and standards

    The construction planner

    The role of planning in claims

    The construction method planning process


    1 Site inspections

    2 The Influence of the Site and its Boundaries on Plant and Method Selection

    3 Temporary Works, Their Role; Association with Plant and Equipment

    4 Temporary Works: Scaffolding, Formwork and Falsework, Support of Excavations

    5 Influence of Design on Construction Cost and Buildability

    6 Cost Elements in Tender and Contract Planning

    7 Selection of Plant and Methods


    Part Two: Establishing Methods and their Planning Control


    Critical items

    Time/cost solutions

    8 Non-Piled Foundations

    9 Piled Foundations Types of Piling

    10 Deep Basements

    11 In-situ Concrete Structures

    12 Pre-Cast Concrete Structures

    13 Steel Structures

    14 Cladding, Internal Works and Specialist Services

    15 External Works

    16 Waste in the Construction Process

    17 Method Statements

    18 Contract Planning Control on Site

    19 The Role of Planning in Claims

    20 Facade Retention and Structural Alteration

    21 Refurbishment of Dwellings


    Appendix A: Legislation affecting the planning of construction methods

    Appendix B: Codes of Practice and British Standards


    Illingworth, J.R.

    "comprehensible and well-illustrated coverage of up-to-date construction methods" - The Architects' Journal

    "It will become a standard text for building and architecture degrees, and will also be a useful reference in builders' and other professional offices" - The Architects' Journal

    "...a valuable reference resource and should be highly recommended to students and young engineers working in the building and construction industry. It fills an obvious gap in the market place." - Construction and Building Materials

    "...an excellent source of reference for first-degree students in building construction management, building studies, civil engineering, and architecture." - Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering

    "...thoroughly recommended to inform and advise on the factors involved in erecting modern buildings." - CIOB Information Digest

    "...the book has a wider readership potential than advertised...well set out text with many photographs and good clear diagrams...much in the book that will also be of interest to designers." - Structural Survey