Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction.
The new edition has been reviewed and updated and includes additional material on energy
conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues. Further details of fire protection to elements of construction are provided.
Building Construction Handbook is an essential text for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practice reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.
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Roy Chudley has spent practically all of his working life in the building industry. After serving an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery he worked in various design offices producing details for a wide range of buildings, from simple self-contained flats to nuclear power stations. Time was also spent working as an assistant manager in the small works department of a local building contractor. He spent the last 20 years of his career as a lecturer in Building Technology at the Guildford College of Further Education, retiring in 1987. During his time at college, Roy Chudley produced a number of books on building technology, those still in print are currently being revised for new editions by former colleague and pupil, Roger Greeno. Roy Chudley is author of the following books: Construction Technology Volumes 1 to 4 Longmans Building-site works, substructure and plant Building-superstructures The maintenance and adaptations of buildings Construction Technology Checkbooks Volumes 1 to 5 Building Construction Handbook, Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann
Roger Greeno has gained extensive experience of the construction industry, commencing as a craft apprentice and progressing to a combined professional and academic career. This has included in excess of 25 years lecturing part and full-time in several colleges and universities, in parallel with ongoing business interests in construction consultancy and practice. Roger has examined for the City & Guilds, BTEC/Edexcel, The University of London and the Chartered Institute of Building. His construction publications include: * Construction Processes, Level 1 (Pearson) * Building Construction, Level 3 (Pearson) * Principles of Construction (Pearson) * Building Services, Design & Technology (Pearson/CIOB) * Mitchell's, Introduction to Building (Pearson) * Construction Technology (Pearson) * Advanced Construction Technology (Pearson) * Building Construction Handbook (Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann) * Building Services Handbook (Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann)Review:
'The student who memorises the Building Construction Handbook will be well informed indeed.'
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'Pages of clear diagrams and brief text packed full of top tips and typical details.'
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'For anyone fresh to the industry or needs a reminder, this book offers all the facts and knowledge that you need'
'Undoubtedly one of the most informative, simple and well-illustrated construction manuals money can buy'
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Book Description Spon Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 750686375