Building and Construction New and Key Titles

Here you can discover brand new books on subjects including the New Rules of Measurement, construction delays, materials, the new building regulations, environmental health, adjudication, cost management, and mathematics for construction. You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

Welcome to the Routledge Building and Construction Collection

Here you can discover brand new books on subjects including the New Rules of Measurement, construction delays, materials, the new building regulations, environmental health, adjudication, cost management, and mathematics for construction. Featuring curriculum-focussed textbooks, trusted practitioner references, essential how-to guides, as well as the latest research on the issues shaping the construction industry worldwide, our publishing continues to serve every area of the construction community.

You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library. Navigate the collection via the contents on the left, and use it to:

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Featured Books

  • NEC3 Construction Contracts: 100 Questions and Answers

    By Kelvin Hughes

    Which member of the NEC3 family of contracts should I use? How do I choose and use my main and secondary options? What are the roles and responsibilities of the various parties? How should I effectively manage early warnings and compensation events? Important questions can arise when working with…

    Paperback – 2016-06-16
    Routledge

  • Construction Law

    From Beginner to Practitioner

    By Jim Mason

    This innovative book provides a thorough and comprehensive guide to construction law by blending together black letter law and socio-legal approaches. This mixed methodology makes an ideal introduction to the subject for those studying to enter the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)…

    Paperback – 2016-04-18
    Routledge

  • Building Construction Handbook

    11th Edition

    By Roy Chudley, Roger Greeno

    Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-04
    Routledge

  • Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

    Reporting for Buyers, 2nd Edition

    By Ian A. Melville, Ian A. Gordon

    This new edition of Reporting for Buyers provides guidance for the surveyor on setting out the findings of the inspection in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal way. The book provides a full, critical look at the current situation, describing the various types of report currently available to the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-15
    Routledge

  • Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

    Inspecting, 2nd Edition

    By Philip Santo

    Inspections and Reports on Dwellings is a three-volume series that comprehensively explores the process of independent professional home assessment required for the purchase of residential property. This fully updated second edition of Inspecting retains a focus on the needs of the surveyor to…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Value and Waste in Lean Construction

    Edited by Fidelis A. Emuze, Tarcisio A. Saurin

    Non-value adding activities are otherwise known as ‘waste’ in the lean construction lexicon. The aim of this collection is to build a common understanding of the role and contribution of value-adding activities in achieving stipulated objectives and continuous improvement in…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge

  • Value Management in Construction and Real Estate

    Methodology and Applications

    Edited by Geoffrey Q. P. Shen, Ann T. W. Yu

    This cutting edge study explores alternative methods and tools to obtain value for money while maintaining quality in construction projects, especially large and complex ones. Extensive references throughout will help the reader develop a deeper understanding of the methodology,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    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

  • Social Enterprise in the Construction Industry

    Building Better Communities

    By Martin Loosemore, Dave Higgon

    Through the emerging lens of social enterprise, this book examines how the global construction industry can engage more effectively with the communities in which it builds, addressing disadvantage and environmental degradation to leave a positive legacy for future generations. Combining insights…

    Paperback – 2015-09-01
    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

  • The Rebound Effect in Home Heating

    A guide for policymakers and practitioners

    By Ray Galvin

    This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating – the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in…

    Paperback – 2015-06-18
    Routledge
    Building Research and Information

  • Developing Property Sustainably

    By Sara J. Wilkinson, Sarah L. Sayce, Pernille H. Christensen

    Developing Property Sustainably introduces readers to the key issues surrounding sustainable property development in the global marketplace. Pulling together received wisdom and original research, the authors provide a clear and practical overview of the sustainable property development process as…

    Paperback – 2015-06-17
    Routledge

  • JCT Contract Administration Pocket Book

    By Andy Atkinson

    Successfully managing your JCT contracts is a must, and this handy reference is the swiftest way to doing just that. Making reference to best practice throughout, the JCT Standard Building Contracts SBC/Q, DB and MW are used as examples to take you through all the essential contract administration…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Pocket Books

  • Achieving Successful Construction Projects

    A Guide for Industry Leaders and Programme Managers

    By Ian Gardner

    Whether a construction project turns out to be successful or not has a lot to do with the clarity of the client’s objectives and how the client establishes and instils a culture throughout the project team. This book's focus is on defining and exploring those attributes of clients or organisations…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    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

  • Construction Contracts

    Questions and Answers, 3rd Edition

    By David Chappell

    Construction professionals of all kinds frequently need legal advice that is straightforward as well as authoritative and legally rigorous. Building on the success of two previous editions, David Chappell returns to provide answers to 225 FAQs from his experience as Specialist Advisor to the RIBA.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-23
    Routledge

  • Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

    By Duncan Cartlidge

    Construction project management requires a broad range of skills, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This no–nonsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM…

    Paperback – 2015-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Pocket Books

  • Faber & Kell's Heating and Air-Conditioning of Buildings

    11th Edition

    By Doug Oughton, Ant Wilson

    For over 70 years, Faber & Kell's has been the definitive reference text in its field. It provides an understanding of the principles of heating and air-conditioning of buildings in a concise manner, illustrating practical information with simple, easy-to-use diagrams, now in full-colour. This…

    Hardback – 2015-02-02
    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

  • 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