A new edition of this popular undergraduate textbook for the study of industrial and commercial building. This third edition is thoroughly revised including new material on sustainable construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainable building services.
The first textbook in sustainable construction bringing together the whole range of topics from planning through to facilities management in an accessible and engaging way, and complete with illustrations and photographs. Written by experts and including real-world case studies, this book can be used as a core text or across several modules.
"Construction Technology 1: House Construction is a widely used and popular textbook designed specifically to support the study of domestic house construction at undergraduate degree and HNC/HND level. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and construction methods." -back cover.
Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this text focuses on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build. Key features: • Student-centred learning style • Illustrated case studies and review tasks • Focus on the importance of sustainability in refurbishment and building use • Updated to reflects current issues such as flood damage • Covers refurbishment in both housing and large-span multi-storey commercial and industrial buildings • Easy-to-follow page layout, with a wealth of figures and photos A companion website featuring extra photographs and other additional material can be found at: www.palgrave.com/science/engineering/riley3 This volume builds on material introduced in Construction Technology 1: House Construction and Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, but is also valuable as a standalone text.
This work provides a single text to support the learning process associated with the study of the construction of domestic housing. The text includes a series of learning sessions or modules covering individual components of the topic.
This book is the third in a series of textbooks aimed at the student market, rather than as general all encompassing reference books. The material is designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than providing a simple source of information. Uniquely it covers refurbishment and maintenance in both housing and large-span multistorey commercial and industrial buildings. There is a focus on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build, with a view to developing student knowledge of sustainability. The book includes hotlinks to enable students to search for further information, review tasks, review summaries and 'pop ups' to highlight points of interest or explain technical terms. There is a companion website.
The second volume in the Construction Technology set looks at the construction of industrial and commercial buildings for students at undergraduate and HNC/D level. Each element of a structure is considered within a comparative study at the end of the chapter dealing with that element. The comparative study aims to summarise in very simple terms the salient features of the alternative options. Other key features include case study material taken from actual building sites, an accessible text design, self assessment review exercises, and an accompanying lecturer and student web site. The two volumes can either be used individually or together to form a complete learning environment for students on building, surveying, land management or civil engineering courses.
The design, construction and use of buildings in tropical climates pose specific challenges to built environment professionals. This text seeks to capture some of the key issues of technology and practice in the areas of building design, refurbishment, construction and facilities management in tropical regions. Using a consistent chapter structure throughout, and incorporating the latest research findings, this book outlines: the functional requirements of buildings in tropical climates the challenges associated with the sustainability of the built environment, building form and whole life performance in the context of a tropical setting the impact of potentially hostile tropical conditions ...
The design, construction and use of buildings in tropical climates pose specific challenges to built environment professionals. This text seeks to capture some of the key issues of technology and practice in the areas of building design, refurbishment, construction and facilities management in tropical regions.