Building & Construction: Building Techniques

  • BIM for Construction Health and Safety book cover

    BIM for Construction Health and Safety

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Mordue, Roland Finch

    What is BIM and how does it affect the health and safety professional? How are BIM technologies used on a practical level? What opportunities are there for the use of BIM in the health and safety arena? This concise and practical guide aims to answer all these questions and more. The health and…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16
    NBS

  • Design in Modular Construction book cover

    Design in Modular Construction

    1st Edition

    By Mark Lawson, Ray Ogden, Chris Goodier

    Modular construction can dramatically improve efficiency in construction, through factory production of pre-engineered building units and their delivery to the site either as entire buildings or as substantial elements. The required technology and application are developing rapidly, but design is…

    Hardback – 2014-02-24
    CRC Press

  • Reducing Thermal Bridging at Junctions When Designing and Installing Solid Wall Insulation: FB 61 book cover

    Reducing Thermal Bridging at Junctions When Designing and Installing Solid Wall Insulation

    FB 61, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Weeks, Tim Ward, Colin King

    With the advent of the Green Deal, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and other financial incentives to improve the UK’s existing building stock, there has never been a more relevant time to push the construction industry towards better performance. Current practice during refurbishment does little or…

    Paperback – 2014-02-19
    IHS BRE Press

  • Specifying Minor Works book cover

    Specifying Minor Works

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Reddin

    Efficient maintenance of a property requires a reliable assessment for defects or inadequacies and a systematic method for dealing with them. This book provides the information you’ll need for both. Throughout the specification process, all manner of issues face the surveyor, property manager or…

    Paperback – 2014-01-07
    Routledge

  • Residential Retrofit: Twenty Case Studies book cover

    Residential Retrofit

    Twenty Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Marion Baeli

    The essence of sustainability in buildings is their capability to adapt to change over time. The UK has a large housing stock that has been developed and evolved over generations, and become the fabric and character of our cities, towns and neighbourhoods. The capability of buildings to adapt to…

    Paperback – 2013-12-09
    RIBA Publishing

  • Construction of Houses / Understanding Housing Defects Bundle book cover

    Construction of Houses / Understanding Housing Defects Bundle

    1st Edition

    This bundle offers the ideal combination for any student surveyor or professional wanting an easy to use desk reference. Perfect for those on Construction, Real Estate, Architecture and Built Environment courses. The fifth edition of The Construction of Houses is aimed specifically at those…

    Paperback – 2013-11-26
    Routledge

  • Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation book cover

    Staircases

    History, Repair and Conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by James W. P. Campbell, Michael Tutton

    The staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history. Virtually every significant building from the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the present day, has not only contained one or more staircases, but has celebrated them. For such an apparently simple part of a building they…

    Hardback – 2013-11-20
    Routledge

  • Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures: Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors book cover

    Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures

    Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors, 1st Edition

    By Mayine L. Yu

    Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you… With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia from prehistory to the present,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-18
    Routledge

  • Construction Materials Reference Book book cover

    Construction Materials Reference Book

    2nd Edition

    Edited by David Doran, Bob Cather

    Fully updated to reflect the latest materials and their applications, this second edition of the Construction Materials Reference Book remains the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and…

    Hardback – 2013-07-23
    Routledge

  • Refurbishing Stairs in Dwellings to Reduce the Risks of Falls and Injuries book cover

    Refurbishing Stairs in Dwellings to Reduce the Risks of Falls and Injuries

    1st Edition

    By Mike Roys

    More than 350,000 injuries and 550 deaths in the UK every year are caused by falls on domestic stairs and steps. Reducing the risks associated with the most hazardous stairs is relatively inexpensive, with a typical payback period of six years (based on savings for the health services). This report…

    Paperback – 2013-04-08
    IHS BRE Press

  • Dictionary of Construction Terms book cover

    Dictionary of Construction Terms

    1st Edition

    By Simon Tolson

    The Dictionary of Construction Terms offers clear and concise explanations of the most commonly encountered legal and technical terms, phrases and abbreviations used throughout the construction industry. It will save valuable time when searching for an authoritative explanation of a frequently used…

    Hardback – 2012-10-30
    Informa Law from Routledge

  • Architectural Integration and Design of Solar Thermal Systems book cover

    Architectural Integration and Design of Solar Thermal Systems

    1st Edition

    By Maria Cristina Munari Probst, Christian Roecker

    Although solar thermal systems are technologically mature and cost effective, they have not yet been sufficiently used in building design to play an adequate role in the reduction of fossil fuel consumption. One main hindrance to adoption is the generally low architectural design quality of the…

    Hardback – 2011-10-19
    EPFL Press

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