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:
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.
'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
2. Development and procurement
4. Materials and Defects
6. Useful resources