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
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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