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.
"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
Part 1. Factors Affecting Construction Method Assessment 1. Site Inspections 2. The Influence of the Site and its Boundaries on Plant and Method Selection 3. Temporary Works: Scaffolding, Formwork and Falsework, Support of Excavations 4. Influence of Design on Construction Cost Part 2. Establishing Methods and their Planning Control 7. Non-piled Foundations 8. Piled Foundation 9. Deep Basements 10. In-situ Concrete Structures 11. Pre-cast Concrete Structures 12. Steel Structures 13. Cladding, Internal Works and Specialist Services 14. External Works 15. Waste in the Construction Process 16. Method Statements 17. Contract Planning Control on Site 18. The Role of Planning in Claims 19. Facade Retention and Structural Alteration 20. Refurbishment of Housing.