1st Edition

Watts Pocket Handbook

Edited By Trevor Rushton Copyright 2016
    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    334 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Back in print for the first time in years, the Watts Pocket Handbook renews its commitment to share industry knowledge by providing technical and legal information across a comprehensive spread of property and construction topics.

    Compiled by the Watts Technical Director, the Handbook provides specialist information and guidance on a vast selection of construction related subjects including:

    • Contracts and procurement
    • Insurance
    • Materials and defects
    • Environmental and sustainability issues

    Watts Pocket Handbook remains the must-have reference book for professionals and students engaged in construction, building surveying, service engineering, property development and much more.

    Introduction 1. Property 2. Development and procurement 3. Legislation 4. Materials and Defects 5. Sustainability 6. Useful resources


    Trevor Rushton is Technical Director at Watts Group Limited. He has been the editor of the Watts Pocket Handbook for over 15 years and involved since the first edition in 1983. He is the author of Deleterious and Hazardous Building Materials and Defects in Industrial and Commercial Buildings both published by RICS Books together with numerous articles for the Building Surveying Journal . He is a regular speaker at RICS conferences and seminars.

    'The Watts Pocket Handbook has always been held in high esteem by students and professionals alike. It is renowned for its extensively researched, detailed, and above all technically sound content. I’ve heard many qualified surveyors say that the handbook has helped them get through their APC and of course go on to use it as a reference guide throughout their careers. I commend the Watts Pocket ‘Encyclopaedia’ to all property and construction professionals.'

    Alex Charlesworth, Chair, RICS UK Building Surveying Professional Group Board


    'It’s great to see The Watts Pocket Handbook back in print and better than ever. The Handbook has endured and evolved over 29 editions, and remains an excellent resource, written by practitioners for practitioners. APC candidates will also find it provides an up to date overview of many areas of professional practice. Each section provides a comprehensive and up to date overview of the key issues to consider when providing professional services. The content is informed by decades of professional knowledge and experience. I will be using it in my teaching practice this year to inform the coming generations of surveyors.'

    Sara J Wilkinson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney