5th Edition

Mitchell's Introduction to Building

ISBN 9780273738046
Published November 28, 2012 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $64.95

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Book Description

Introduction to Building provides a comprehensive introduction to various aspects of development and associated building procedures, from initial planning and design through procurement of building work, contractual arrangements and construction techniques.

Now in its Fifth Edition, this popular text continues to present an authoritative overview of the many design and practical considerations associated with the creation and maintenance of modern buildings, including repair of existing buildings and traditional construction procedures.  Topics covered include the functional requirements of a building: appearance, durability, dimensional suitability, strength and stability, weather exclusion, sound control, thermal comfort, fire protection, lighting and ventilating, sanitation and drainage, security, cost, sustainability, building processes, the building team, communication and construction methods.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Preface  SI Units  Introduction  Part A  1. The Requirements of a building  2. Appearance  3. Durability  4. Dimensional suitability  5. Strength and stability  6. Weather exclusion  7. Sound control  8. Thermal comfort and efficiency  9. Fire protection  10.  Lighting and ventilation  11. Sanitation and drainage  12. Security  13. Cost  Part B  14. Sustainability  15. Building processes  16. The Building team  17. Communication  Part C  18. Construction method  Appendix I Working drawings and schedules  Appendix II Examples of planning and Building Regulations application forms  Index

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Roger Greeno is a consultant, examiner and established author of many construction papers and publications.

Derek Osbourn was Head of the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the Polytechnic of North London, and an examiner for the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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