Building & Construction Textbooks

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

Welcome to the Building & Construction Textbook Collection

We are proud to present our Building & Construction textbook collection, which allows you to browse our selection of titles focusing on a wide range of key areas in these important fields.

On the left, you can click through the list of section headings to see the books we have available in these areas. Instructors who are interested in a text are invited to request a complimentary examination or an e-inspection copy. Just click on the 'Complimentary Exam Copy' or 'e-Inspection copy' button and fill in our simple, pre-set form with the requisite information. If you have questions or problems, please contact Chris Hardin at Christopher.Hardin@taylorandfrancis.com.

In addition to textbooks, we also publish a wide range of professional, reference and research titles in these areas. To see the rest of our Building & Construction books, please visit  www.routledge.com/buildingconstruction.

To get you started, here on the front page we've highlighted a few of our most exciting new and forthcoming titles. Enjoy!

Featured Books

  • BIM and Quantity Surveying

    Edited by Steve Pittard, Peter Sell

    The sudden arrival of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a key part of the building industry is redefining the roles and working practices of its stakeholders. Many clients, designers, contractors, quantity surveyors, and building managers are still finding their feet in an industry where BIM…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge

  • Building Services Handbook

    8th Edition

    By Fred Hall, Roger Greeno

    This eighth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation, and even more design calculations have been added. In addition, topics such as: alternative sources of…

    Paperback – 2015-09-07
    Routledge

  • Cost Studies of Buildings

    6th Edition

    By Allan Ashworth, Srinath Perera

    This practical guide to cost studies of buildings has been updated and revised throughout for the 6th edition. New developments in RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) are incorporated throughout the book, in addition to new material on e-business, the internet, social media, building information…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge

  • Construction Contracts

    Law and Management, 5th Edition

    By Will Hughes, Ronan Champion, John Murdoch

    The fifth edition of this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts. It now includes comparisons of working with JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC contracts throughout.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Construction Management

    By Fred Sherratt

    Management in the construction industry is a complex task, with team members often undertaking hazardous work, complying with stacks of regulations and legal requirements, and under the constant threat of plans going awry, however there is no need for all construction management textbooks to be so…

    Paperback – 2015-01-15
    Routledge

  • Successful Contract Administration

    For Constructors and Design Professionals

    By Charles W. Cook

    The success of every construction project begins with reading and understanding the contract. Contract Administrators and Project Managers for all parties in the construction process must realize the major impact their actions have on cost, schedule, and quality in relation to the contract terms…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
    Routledge

  • Understanding the Building Regulations

    6th Edition

    By Simon Polley

    Do you need a concise, jargon-free and compact guide to the UK building regulations? Simon Polley boils down the regulations to their basic features, explaining the core principles behind them. Easy to read and light enough to carry around with you, this is the ideal introduction to a vital part…

    Paperback – 2014-09-16
    Routledge
    Understanding Construction

  • Materials for Architects and Builders

    5th Edition

    By Arthur Lyons

    Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a…

    Paperback – 2014-08-14
    Routledge

  • Construction Cost Management

    Learning from Case Studies, 2nd Edition

    By Keith Potts, Nii Ankrah

    In this updated and expanded second edition, Keith Potts and Nii Ankrah examine key issues in construction cost management across the building and civil engineering sectors, both in the UK and overseas. Best practice from pre-contract to post-contract phases of the project life-cycle are…

    Paperback – 2014-01-23
    Routledge

  • 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 Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

    By Paul Tymkow, Savvas Tassou, Maria Kolokotroni, Hussam Jouhara

    The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by…

    Paperback – 2013-04-02
    Routledge

  • Collaborative Design Management

    By Stephen Emmitt, Kirti Ruikar

    The design process has always been central to construction, but recent years have seen its significance increase, and the ways of approaching it multiply. To an increasing degree, other stakeholders such as contractors have input at the design stage, and the designer’s role …

    Paperback – 2013-03-20
    Routledge

  • Fundamental Building Technology

    2nd Edition

    By Andrew J. Charlett, Craig Maybery-Thomas

    Fundamental Building Technology introduces the technology, methods, and processes fundamental to construction by focussing on what is involved in building a typical low-rise house. Written with the novice in mind, this textbook is the ideal starting point for any construction student, as it fully…

    Paperback – 2013-01-24
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Estimating for Construction

    By Brian Greenhalgh

    Students and professionals encountering estimating for the first time need an approachable introduction to its principles and techniques, which is up to date with current practice. Introduction to Estimating for Construction explains both the traditional techniques, and best practice in…

    Paperback – 2013-01-21
    Routledge

  • Building Services Engineering

    6th Edition

    By David V. Chadderton

    Engineering services within buildings account for ongoing energy use, greenhouse gas contribution and life safety provisions. This fully updated sixth edition of David Chadderton's leading textbook is the perfect preparation for those intending to enter this…

    Paperback – 2012-11-16
    Routledge