The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction.
This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on the latest technologies used in domestic construction.
Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.
"The Building Construction Handbook is a long established staple on degree level Construction Technology reading lists throughout the UK. The latest updates to this well regarded text should ensure that it retains its status as one of the leaders in the subject area." - Anthony Kelly, University of Greenwich
"This is essential reading and a valuable reference handbook for both construction students and professional practitioners." - Ali Bayyati, London South Bank University
"Excellent in all aspects, easy to read. Covers most areas of the syllabus, suits all levels of learner." - Steve Girking, University of Hull
"Best textbook available at this level. Excellent illustrations and text covering every possible topic." - M Stanbra, Sheffield City College
1. General 2. Site Works 3. Builders Plant 4. Substructure 5. Superstructure 1 6. Superstructure 2 7. Internal Construction and Finishes 8. Domestic Services Index.