Building & Construction Textbooks

A complete list of the textbooks published by Routledge in the fields of Building and Construction.

Surveying & Risk Assessment

  • Fire from First Principles

    A Design Guide to International Building Fire Safety, 4th Edition

    By Paul Stollard

    Fire safety is a fundamental requirement of any building, and is of concern to several professions which contribute to the construction process. Following on from the success of the previous three editions, Paul Stollard has returned to update and expand this classic introduction to&…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Routledge

  • Understanding Housing Defects

    4th Edition

    By Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing, Roger Heath, Nigel Dann

    Understanding Housing Defects provides a concise, coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in domestic buildings. For this new edition, many of the chapters have been substantially updated and new photographs have been added. There are four new…

    Paperback – 2013-12-13
    Estates Gazette

  • Understanding Building Failures

    4th Edition

    By James Douglas, Bill Ransom

    Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge
    Understanding Construction

  • Building Surveys

    8th Edition

    By Peter Glover

    Building Surveys has been a trusted guide for both students and professionals for over 30 years, evolving throughout its eight editions to address the challenges and responsibilities of the building surveying role. It covers everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and…

    Paperback – 2013-01-28
    Routledge

  • Risk: An Introduction

    The Concepts of Risk, Danger and Chance, 1st Edition

    By Ben Ale

    Investments, global warming and crossing the road – risk is a factor embedded in our everyday lives but do we really understand what it means, how it is quantified and how decisions are made? In six chapters Ben Ale explains the concepts, methods and procedures for risk analysis and in…

    Paperback – 2009-04-06
    Routledge